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Pickpockets, Attention, and Neuroscience — A Demonstration

Recently, Apollo Robbins has seemingly been everywhere — fortunately, however, he hasn’t been nearby, or I’d be checking my pockets. Robbins is one of the foremost pickpockets around (that we know of), and is parlaying his skills and acclaim in many interesting ways, including helping the Department of Defense and neuroscientists understand how attention works, fails, and is diverted. The recent feature on him in the New Yorker is well worth reading. And this brief video will have you baffled as your attention wanders — in just the ways he wants.

Happy Friday!

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About Kent Anderson

I am the Publisher at AAAS/Science. Previously, I have worked as CEO/Publisher of the STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are my own.

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