A lexicon of attention: From cognitive science to phenomenology [Book Review]

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This article tries to create a bridge of understanding between cognitive scientists and phenomenologists who work on attention. In light of a phenomenology of attention and current psychological and neuropsychological literature on attention, I translate and interpret into phenomenological terms 20 key cognitive science concepts as examined in the laboratory and used in leading journals. As a preface to the lexicon, I outline a phenomenology of attention, especially as a dynamic three-part structure, which I have freely amended from the work of phenomenologist and Gestalt philosopher Aron Gurwitsch (1901–1973). As a conclusion, I discuss the nature of subjectivity in attention and attention research, and whether attention might be the same as consciousness
Keywords Attention  Cognitive Science  Consciousness  Metaphysics  Phenomenology  Gurwitsch, A
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Sebastian Watzl (2011). The Nature of Attention. Philosophy Compass 6 (11):842-853.
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