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Rapt : attention and the focused life / Winifred Gallagher.

By: Gallagher, Winifred.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009Description: 244 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781594202100; 1594202109.Subject(s): AttentionDDC classification: 153.7/33 Online resources: Publisher description
Contents:
Introduction: choosing the focused life -- Pay attention: your life depends on it -- Inside out: feelings frame focus -- Outside in: what you see is what you get -- Nature: born to focus -- Nurture: this is your brain on attention -- Relationships: attending to different worlds -- Productivity: work zone -- Decisions: focusing illusions -- Creativity: an eye for detail -- Focus interruptus -- Disordered attention -- Motivation: eyes on the prize -- Health: energy goes where attention flows -- Meaning: attending to what matters most.
Summary: Acclaimed behavioral science writer Gallagher makes the radical argument that the quality of a life largely depends on what and how one chooses to pay attention. "Rapt" yields fresh insights into the nature of reality and what it means to be fully alive.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-234) and index.

Introduction: choosing the focused life -- Pay attention: your life depends on it -- Inside out: feelings frame focus -- Outside in: what you see is what you get -- Nature: born to focus -- Nurture: this is your brain on attention -- Relationships: attending to different worlds -- Productivity: work zone -- Decisions: focusing illusions -- Creativity: an eye for detail -- Focus interruptus -- Disordered attention -- Motivation: eyes on the prize -- Health: energy goes where attention flows -- Meaning: attending to what matters most.

Acclaimed behavioral science writer Gallagher makes the radical argument that the quality of a life largely depends on what and how one chooses to pay attention. "Rapt" yields fresh insights into the nature of reality and what it means to be fully alive.

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