Now you see it : how the brain science of attention will transform the way we live, work, and learn

by Davidson, Cathy N., 1949-

Format: Print Book 2011
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Summary
A digital innovator shows how we can thrive in the new technological age.

When Cathy Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said they were wasting their money. Yet when students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for their music players, suddenly the idea could be seen in a new light-as an innovative way to turn learning on its head.

This radical experiment is at the heart of Davidson's inspiring new book. Using cutting-edge research on the brain, she shows how "attention blindness" has produced one of our society's greatest challenges: while we've all acknowledged the great changes of the digital age, most of us still toil in schools and workplaces designed for the last century. Davidson introduces us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas-from schools with curriculums built around video games to companies that train workers using virtual environments-will open the doors to new ways of working and learning. A lively hybrid of Thomas Friedman and Norman Doidge, Now You See It is a refreshingly optimistic argument for a bold embrace of our connected, collaborative future.
Contents
I'll count : you take care of the gorilla
Distraction and difference : the keys to attention and the changing brain. Learning from the distraction experts ; Learning ourselves
The kids are all right. Project classroom makeover ; How we measure ; The epic win
Work in the future. The changing workplace ; The changing worker
The brain you change yourself. You, too, can program your VCR (and probably should)
Now you see it
Appendix. Twenty-first-century literacies : a checklist.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The digital age is in full swing. Just about everyone owns an iPod, cellphone, and laptop nowadays, but are we really prepared for the impact these devices will have on our lives? This is the question posed by Davidson's well-researched effort, narrated by the gifted Laural Merlington, who draws upon her teaching background in this compelling audio edition. With a confident and steady tone, Merlington presents Davidson's fairly complex material with great ease-just as any good instructor would do when dealing with an abundance of facts and figures. Merlington's delivery is smooth, allowing for an easy and informative listening experience. A Viking hardcover. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Attention.
Distraction (Psychology)
Neurosciences.
Publisher New York :Viking,2011
Language English
Description viii, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780670022823 (hbk.)
0670022829 (hbk.)
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