Art of Attention

Distilled from their acclaimed workshops and training programs, this multifaceted book can be used as: • A step-by-step illustrated workshop of five sessions to merge movement-based mindfulness with traditional yoga • A “tool kit” ...

Author: Elena Brower

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781622038695

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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Yoga begins with physical well-being—but it can also lead us into a lifelong exploration of presence, elegance, and possibility. With Art of Attention, Elena Brower and Erica Jago show us the way. Distilled from their acclaimed workshops and training programs, this multifaceted book can be used as: • A step-by-step illustrated workshop of five sessions to merge movement-based mindfulness with traditional yoga • A “tool kit” of asanas, meditations, self-inquiry questions, and healing practices for customizing your own daily practice • An uplifting source of visual beauty and wisdom insights for inner reflection and inspiration For students and teachers at every level, Art of Attention takes us further into yoga—and the art of living—with clarity, creativity, wonder, and depth.

Art of Attention

The authors believe that the most spiritual and powerful aspect of human nature is our faculty of attention.

Author: Erica Jago

Publisher: Jagoyoga

ISBN: 0615664369

Category: Design

Page: 218

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The authors believe that the most spiritual and powerful aspect of human nature is our faculty of attention. Our ability to see ourselves and how we behave is key to harmonizing the dissonance between our inner conversation and our outer conversation, and learning to love ourselves. They invite you to slow down, reflect, and design your experience with these practices.

The Art Of Staying Focused Value Of Attention And Concentration In Our Life

Concentration and Attention Affects Our Lives Matt Green How Concentration and Attention Affect Our Lives Matt Green Published. Front Cover.

Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green


Category: Self-Help


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How the body and mind are directly influenced against each other? How we can take advantage of this? The attention given to the present seems to be the least among many people and it has a devastating effect on people’s lives. The mind did not come with our birth, it came later as a creation of our addiction to the past and the future.

Theatre and Aural Attention

What precisely is attention and what might we learn about this familiar ... the following assertion: [I]n many ways theatre is the art of attention.

Author: George Home-Cook

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137393692

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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Theatre and Aural Attention investigates what it is to attend theatre by means of listening. Focusing on four core aural phenomena in theatre – noise, designed sound, silence, and immersion - George Home-Cook concludes that theatrical listening involves paying attention to atmospheres.

The Economics of Attention

The center of art migrated from the object to the attention it required. Asking for instances is like writing the history of twentieth-century visual art.

Author: Richard A. Lanham

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226468822

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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If economics is about the allocation of resources, then what is the most precious resource in our new information economy? Certainly not information, for we are drowning in it. No, what we are short of is the attention to make sense of that information. With all the verve and erudition that have established his earlier books as classics, Richard A. Lanham here traces our epochal move from an economy of things and objects to an economy of attention. According to Lanham, the central commodity in our new age of information is not stuff but style, for style is what competes for our attention amidst the din and deluge of new media. In such a world, intellectual property will become more central to the economy than real property, while the arts and letters will grow to be more crucial than engineering, the physical sciences, and indeed economics as conventionally practiced. For Lanham, the arts and letters are the disciplines that study how human attention is allocated and how cultural capital is created and traded. In an economy of attention, style and substance change places. The new attention economy, therefore, will anoint a new set of moguls in the business world—not the CEOs or fund managers of yesteryear, but new masters of attention with a grounding in the humanities and liberal arts. Lanham’s The Electronic Word was one of the earliest and most influential books on new electronic culture. The Economics of Attention builds on the best insights of that seminal book to map the new frontier that information technologies have created.

Computational Attention Towards Attentive Computers

An exhaustive state of the art of attention within all of these fields would need much more than a single chapter; that is why the biological background and ...

Author: Matei Mancas

Publisher: Presses univ. de Louvain

ISBN: 9782874630996

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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Consciously or unconsciously, humans always pay attention to a wide variety of stimuli. Attention is part of daily life and it is the first step to understanding. The proposed thesis deals with a computational approach to the human attentional mechanism and with its possible applications mainly in the field of computer vision. In a first stage, the text introduces a rarity-based three-level attention model handling monodimensional signals as well as images or video sequences. The concept of attention is defined as the transformation of a huge acquired unstructured data set into a smaller structured one while preserving the information: the attentional mechanism turns rough data into intelligence. Afterwards, several applications are described in the fields of machine vision, signal coding and enhancement, medical imaging, event detection and so on. These applications not only show the applicability of the proposed computational attention method, but they also support the idea that similarly to the fact that attention is the beginning of intelligence in humans, computational attention may be the starting point of artificial intelligence in engineering applications. Several databases containing different kinds of signals were used to test the model and its applications: audio signals of natural complex ambiences and events, real-life video sequences as well as simulated sequences and finally natural scenes, textured or synthetic images. Results are presented in a clear and comprehensive way within each application providing the relevance of the use of the computational attention model. Finally, a large discussion is opened based on the theoretical and practical achievements and future extensions are proposed.

Attention and Associative Learning

We decided then that a book on the state of the art in attention and learning research would be an enormously valuable resource. This is that book.

Author: Chris J. Mitchell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199550531

Category: Psychology

Page: 411

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Attention and learning are two of the most important topics in contemporary cognitive psychology and behavioural neuroscience. Of even more interest is how the two interact. Meaningful stimuli and their meaningful effects are invariably embedded in a complex background of meaningless information. Yet, in order to learn about meaningful relationships between events, an organism needs to be able to extract the relevant from the irrelevant. The ability to direct attention selectively to some stimuli and away from others is one fundamental mechanism by which this filtering of information can occur. But what controls this selective attention? Why are certain stimuli selected and others rejected? What are the neural mechanisms underlying this ability? Are they the same in humans as in other animals? And what are the consequences of damage to this attentional system? These are the questions that this book aims to answer. The idea of an interaction between attention and learning has experienced a huge surge of interest in recent years. Advances in behavioural neuroscience have made it possible to investigate the neural basis of attention mechanisms; advances in connectionist modelling techniques have allowed us to implement and test more complex computational models of the operation of these mechanisms; and recent studies have implicated impairments in the ability to deploy selective attention appropriately in disorders such as schizophrenia and Parkinson's Disease. This book brings together leading international learning and attention researchers to provide both a comprehensive and wide-ranging overview of the current state of knowledge of this area as well as new perspectives and directions for the future. There are coherent themes that run throughout the book, but there are also, inevitably, fundamental disagreements between contributors on the role of attention in learning. Together, the views expressed in this book paint a picture of a vibrant and exciting area of psychological research, and will be essential reading for researchers of learning and attention.

Attention and Performance Viii

reaction-time key, and ART indicates the attention-shift reaction "9". Feedback indicates the answer display (first six numerals of critical set) shown to ...

Author: R. S. Nickerson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317770114

Category: Psychology

Page: 864

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First published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Objects and Attention

1 Objects and attention: the state of the art Brian J. Scholl* Department of Psychology, Yale University, P.O. Box 208205, New Haven, CT 06520-8205, ...

Author: Brian J. Scholl

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262692805

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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An overview of object-based models of attention.

The Neuropsychology of Attention

Grossberg's ART were among the first to explicitly address attention [48–51, 53, 78, 80, 83]. As discussed previously, top-down influences were considered ...

Author: Ronald A. Cohen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387726397

Category: Psychology

Page: 978

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It has been 15 years since the original publication of Neuropsychology of Attention. At the time of its publication, attention was a construct that had long been of theoretical interest in the field of psychology and was receiving increased research by cognitive scientists. Yet, attention was typically viewed as a nuisance variable; a factor that needed to be accounted for when assessing brain function, but of limited importance in its own right. There is a need for a new edition of this book within Neuropsychology to present an updated and integrated review of what is know about attention, the disorders that affect it, and approaches to its clinical assessment and treatment. Such a book will provide perspectives for experimental neuropsychological study of attention and also provide clinicians with insights on how to approach this neuropsychological domain.

Please Pay Attention Please

"Help me hurt me" communicates a personal appeal and "placate art"-my art-is a more general appeal to put art outside of yourself, where it becomes ...

Author: Bruce Nauman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262640600

Category: Art

Page: 410

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The most comprehensive collection of the artist's work ever published combines sculpture, performance art, video, and text-based works that were included in his many performance pieces.

The Attention Economy

In general terms, the art of government consists in introducing the method ... that is, the 'meticulous attention of the father towards his family' in order ...

Author: Claudio Celis Bueno

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783488254

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

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Develops a critique of the concept of the attention economy from the perspectives of labour, time, and power.

Attention Equals Life

elevated dog crap over cathedrals: “I am for the art of underwear and the art of taxicabs. I am for the art of icecream cones dropped on concrete.

Author: Andrew Epstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190631727

Category: Literary Criticism


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Poetry has long been thought of as a genre devoted to grand subjects, timeless themes, and sublime beauty. Why, then, have contemporary poets turned with such intensity to documenting and capturing the everyday and mundane? Drawing on insights about the nature of everyday life from philosophy, history, and critical theory, Andrew Epstein traces the modern history of this preoccupation and considers why it is so much with us today. Attention Equals Life argues that a potent hunger for everyday life explodes in the post-1945 period as a reaction to the rapid, unsettling transformations of this epoch, which have resulted in a culture of perilous distraction. Epstein demonstrates that poetry is an important, and perhaps unlikely, cultural form that has mounted a response, and even a mode of resistance, to a culture suffering from an acute crisis of attention. In this timely and engaging study, Epstein examines why a compulsion to represent the everyday becomes predominant in the decades after modernism and why it has so often sparked genre-bending formal experimentation. With chapters devoted to illuminating readings of a diverse group of writers--including poets associated with influential movements like the New York School, language poetry, and conceptual writing--the book considers the variety of forms contemporary poetry of everyday life has taken, and analyzes how gender, race, and political forces all profoundly inflect the experience and the representation of the quotidian. By exploring the rise of experimental realism as a poetic mode and the turn to rule-governed "everyday-life projects," Attention Equals Life offers a new way of understanding a vital strain at the heart of twentieth- and twenty-first century literature. It not only charts the evolution of a significant concept in cultural theory and poetry, but also reminds readers that the quest to pay attention to the everyday within today's frenetic world of smartphones and social media is an urgent and unending task.

Neurobiology of Attention

xxii PREFACE A Brief and Selective History of Attention John ... emulate this format, but on the broad topic of recent, state-of-the-art attention research.

Author: Laurent Itti

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080454313

Category: Science

Page: 744

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A key property of neural processing in higher mammals is the ability to focus resources by selectively directing attention to relevant perceptions, thoughts or actions. Research into attention has grown rapidly over the past two decades, as new techniques have become available to study higher brain function in humans, non-human primates, and other mammals. Neurobiology of Attention is the first encyclopedic volume to summarize the latest developments in attention research. An authoritative collection of over 100 chapters organized into thematic sections provides both broad coverage and access to focused, up-to-date research findings. This book presents a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary perspective on psychological, physiological and computational approaches to understanding the neurobiology of attention. Ideal for students, as a reference handbook or for rapid browsing, the book has a wide appeal to anybody interested in attention research. * Contains numerous quick-reference articles covering the breadth of investigation into the subject of attention * Provides extensive introductory commentary to orient and guide the reader * Includes the most recent research results in this field of study

Bilocality and the Inner World of Attention

The art of synchronicity is the art of knowing how to believe; is the art of fixing and unfixing one's own attention. Here's my set of beliefs that I work ...

Author: Ronald Wopereis


ISBN: 9781411676947


Page: 25

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Consider this book to be a work of art, rather than a collection of words. The author has a message for your intuition; yet the messenger is his mind full of beliefs. And maybe there are one or two beliefs in the mind of you, the reader. So this book is a mission impossible by definition. But who cares? Enjoy reading

Attention and Value

The descriptive method asked participants to describe each art print. In the comparative condition, participants were instructed to compare two art prints ...

Author: Stephen Bitgood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315433448

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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How can museums capture visitors’ attention? And how can their attention be sustained? In this important volume, leading visitor researcher and educational psychologist Stephen Bitgood proposes a model—the attention-value model—that will help museum practitioners create more effective museum environments. A major advance beyond earlier efforts, the attention-value model shows how both personal and exhibit design variables influence the capture, focus, and engagement of attention. Bitgood also offers extensive background in the visitor attention literature, details of his extensive testing of the attention-value tool, and guidelines for its application. Balancing theory, research, and practical application, Attention and Value is a must-read for exhibition developers at all levels—from students to seasoned practitioners.

Contemporary Fictions of Attention

Readers are therefore invited to witness a tableau of attention around the art work: first the stranger (rapt, apparently in transports of emotion); then ...

Author: Alice Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474282635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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With the supposed shortening of our attention spans, what future is there for fiction in the age of the internet? Contemporary Fictions of Attention rejects this discourse of distraction-crisis which suggests that the future of reading is in peril, and instead finds that contemporary writers construct 'fictions of attention' that find some value in states or moments of inattention. Through discussion of work by a diverse selection of writers, including Joshua Cohen, Ben Lerner, Tom McCarthy, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, and David Foster Wallace, this book identifies how fiction prompts readers to become peripherally aware of their own attention. Contemporary Fictions of Attention locates a common interest in attention within 21st-century fiction and connects this interest to a series of debates surrounding ethics, temporality, the everyday, boredom, work, and self-discipline in contemporary culture.

Forms of Poetic Attention

Focusing on the attention dynamics of the text allows us to maintain close ... taste (sense) of an objet d'art.25 In setting such objects of taste apart, ...

Author: Lucy Alford

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231547321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 365

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A poem is often read as a set of formal, technical, and conventional devices that generate meaning or affect. However, Lucy Alford suggests that poetic language might be better understood as an instrument for tuning and refining the attention. Identifying a crucial link between poetic form and the forming of attention, Alford offers a new terminology for how poetic attention works and how attention becomes a subject and object of poetry. Forms of Poetic Attention combines close readings of a wide variety of poems with research in the philosophy, aesthetics, and psychology of attention. Drawing on the work of a wide variety of poets such as T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Frank O’Hara, Anne Carson, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Harryette Mullen, Al-Khansā’, Rainer Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud, and Claudia Rankine, Alford defines and locates the particular forms of attention poems both require and produce. She theorizes the process of attention-making—its objects, its coordinates, its variables—while introducing a broad set of interpretive tools into the field of literary studies. Forms of Poetic Attention makes the original claim that attention is poetry’s primary medium, and that the forms of attention demanded by a poem can train, hone, and refine our capacities for perception and judgment, on and off the page.