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"Now You See It: How the Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn"

“I taught at MSU for a dozen years, and…there was something truly incredible, and powerful, and urgent about teaching…at MSU.”

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Prof. Cathy Davidson Lecture

"Now You See It: How the Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn."

Friday, April 20th

Wells Hall, B117, 3:00-5:00 pm

FREE Admission - Open to the Public

Cathy N. Davidson served as Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University from 1998 until 2006, where she helped create the Program in Information Science + Information Studies, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, and many other programs. In 2002, she founded HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, or 'haystack"), a virtual network of innovators with more than 6,500 members. She is the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University, and has published more than 20 books, including Revolution of the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America, Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory (with photographer Bill Bamberger) and The Future of Thinking (with HASTAC co-founder David Theo Goldberg).

In 2010, President Obama nominated her to a six-year term on the National Council on the Humanities, a positioned confirmed by the Senate in July 2011. She is currently on a 30-site author tour for her latest book, Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn (Viking Press), which Publishers Weekly has named "one of the top ten science books" of the Fall 2011 Season.

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