The Grand Power Of Attention

“Attention is not just another ‘cognitive function’: it is. . .the disposition adopted by one’s consciousness towards the world. Absent, present, detached, engaged, alienated, empathic, broad or narrow, sustained or piecemeal, [attention] has the power to alter whatever it meets. . .So how you attend to something — or don’t attend to it — matters a very great deal.”

Iain McGilchrist




Mountaineer, writer, Stoic, Gryffindor.

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