The term attention is in the repertoire of researchers across multiple disciplines. However, it is not the case that researchers in individual disciplines have a coherent or even similar understanding of what the term refers to (Anderson, 2011). Thus, it is no surprise that crosstalk between disciplines is also affected by the plurality of definitions attributed to the term. In this workshop, we will contrast different perspectives on the question of what attention is and what role it plays in understanding human cognition and human behavior. The goal is not to resolve the ambiguity related to the term, rather we aim to initiate a discussion, find some common ground and inspire workshop participants to reflect on the multiple facets of attention as a core theoretical concept in the Cognitive Sciences.
Date: 19 April 2024, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Room A102 at the Psychological Institute, Heidelberg University.
Registration: Details following soon