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How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education [Videos]

How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education [Videos] | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Absolutely fascinating - Maria Popova from her blog Brainpickings brings us  Cathy Davidson, founder of Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, who has written a thought provoking new book,  Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn — a meditation on how “attention blindness” the peculiar phenomenon illustrated by Harvard’s famous invisible gorilla experiment, (which is shown in one of the videos in this post) has produced one of our culture’s greatest disconnects, the inability to reconcile the remarkable changes induced by the digital age with the conventions of yesteryear’s schools and workplaces.


"As long as we focus on the object we know, we will miss the new one we need to see. The process of unlearning in order to relearn demands a new concept of knowledge not as thing but as a process, not as a noun but as a verb.” ~ Cathy Davidson


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Conscience is the Knowledge That Someone is Watching

Conscience is the Knowledge That Someone is Watching | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This was posted by Daniel Honen on Big Think


Very interesting series of videos on the discussion by Larry Summers of Big Think and the Nantucket Project a festival of ideas held on Nantucket, Massachusetts this month. The comments at the bottom are worth reading as well.


Intro:


The panel was stacked with financial heavyweights Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Larry Summers, Former Treasury Secretary and President of Harvard University, Hedge Fund Manager Eddie Lampert, venture capitalist Stephen DeBerry and Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments. The panel was moderated by Tom Stewart, Chief Knowledge Officer at Booz and Company


****The question of short-termism was the subject of a lively panel at  Stewart, Chief Knowledge Officer at Booz and Company. The full panel can be viewed here.


The highlights in this post bellow follow an exchange between


****Larry Summers and Eric Schmidt, in response to Tom Stewart's question about


*****whether it is difficult for a CEO to embrace the long view if he has to live and die quarter-by-quarter.


****Schmidt immediately turned this question back to the panel and audience, by posing the rhetorical question,


****"How long is the future?"


Watch Eric Schmidt here:


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