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On the future of attention research and practice

Defining, measuring, and repairing the networks of attention

Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
25-27 May, 2012

Saturday Morning

Chair: Raymond Klein
Improving attention through network practice and by changing brain states
  • Michael Posner
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Beyond evolution: Redesigning the brain
  • Eran Zaidel
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California

Saturday Afternoon

Chair: David Shore
Controlling attention in a multisensory world
  • Charles Spence
  • Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Modulations of alertness and orienting over executive control
  • Juan Lupiáñez
  • University of Granada, Granada, Spain
The control of attention by prior experience
  • Bruce Milliken
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Sunday Morning

Chair: Gail Eskes
Implementation of cognitive control
  • Jin Fan
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Multiple paths of control
  • Avishai Henik
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Sunday Afternoon

Chair: Shannon Johnson
Attentional pathways to visual awareness and their disruption after brain damage
  • Paolo Bartolomeo
  • French Institute of Health and Medical Research, Paris, France
Development of attention: Influences from nature and nurture
  • Charo Rueda Cuerva
  • University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Pursuing a productive taxonomy of attention
  • Raymond Klein
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Join world leaders in attention research and health applications to hear their talks, and discuss new and innovative research ideas and collaboration on the definition, nature, measurement, and remediation of attention. Registrants will have the opportunity to submit an abstract for a poster session to be held on Saturday, 26 May.

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