Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Bell, John and Zada, (JANUARY 1, 2018), The Great Attention Heist, LA Review of Books, Retrieved on 2018-01-08
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  • Folksonomies: attention focus

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    08 JAN 2018

     Our Life is What We Pay Attention To

    When our attention is lured, herded, and commandeered in such a way, our full human potential is profoundly subverted. “Our life experience,” William James once said, “will equal what we have paid attention to, whether by choice or default.” We become what we attend to — nothing more, nothing less. A steady and exclusive stream of reality TV, entertainment gossip, social media chatter, and “breaking news” about the latest celebrity scandal or Trump’s most recent tweets — all...
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    08 JAN 2018

     Negative Attention is Better Than No Attention at All

    To give and receive attention is a fundamental human need. In the 13th century, King Frederick II of Sicily wanted to find out what language children would naturally grow up to speak if they were never spoken to. He took babies from their mothers at birth and placed them in the care of nurses who were strictly forbidden to either speak to or touch them. The babies, as it turned out, didn’t grow up to speak any language, as they all died of attention deprivation within a fortnight of the sta...
    Folksonomies: parenting attention focus
    Folksonomies: parenting attention focus
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