Chasing the Goldfish

My last four blogs have covered: Why we’ve got a lot of competition for people’s attention (Waving at Concorde) Why we can’t assume we’ve beaten that competition, even when people are looking right at us (Lights On, Nobody Home) What’s actually going on inside people’s heads when they’re trying to pay attention (Posner and Petersen)... Continue Reading →

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Offensive Tackles

I’m not a particular fan of American Football, but it offers a great metaphor for the brain’s inhibitory system, so I’m suspending judgement for the next 600 words.  Anyway Hunter S Thompson liked it so it can’t be all bad. When we’re trying to focus on something – trying to focus on somebody talking to... Continue Reading →

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