Attention

2014.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Wayne Wu, Attention, Routledge, 2014, 213pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415532242. Reviewed by Carolyn Dicey Jennings,
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2014.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Wayne Wu, Attention, Routledge, 2014, 213pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415532242. Reviewed by Carolyn Dicey Jennings, University of California, Merced Like many who work on attention, Wu takes William James as an anchor point, concluding, "So, James was right" (274). In fact, this book can be seen as a continuation of James' project -- as with James' "Attention," Wu's book provides an extensive review of current research on attention.[1] In fact, he engages at length with an impressive amount of work in contemporary philosophy and science, mentioning 10 such researchers – Ned Block, John Campbell, Marisa Carrasco, David Chalmers, David Marr, Christopher Mole, Jesse Prinz, Declan Smithies, George Sperling, and Anne Treisman -- more than 30 times each. Readers interested in contemporary research on attention could learn a great deal from these discussions.[2] The book nonetheless falls short of... . . .

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