Education, Ethics, Experimentation, Sociology, Tools

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!

Enhanced by Zemanta

About Kent Anderson

I am the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. I’ve 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 my own.

The Scholarly Kitchen on Twitter

Find Posts by Category

Find Posts by Date

January 2013
« Dec   Feb »
The mission of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is "[t]o advance scholarly publishing and communication, and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration, and networking." SSP established The Scholarly Kitchen blog in February 2008 to keep SSP members and interested parties aware of new developments in publishing.
The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog. Opinions on The Scholarly Kitchen are those of the authors. They are not necessarily those held by the Society for Scholarly Publishing nor by their respective employers.
%d bloggers like this: