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.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.

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