Designed to Hesitate: Consciousness as Paying Attention

CED 50th Anniversary - Visualizing the Future of Environmental Design: Designed to Hesitate: Consciousness as Paying AttentionSpeaker: Barbara Maria Stafford, Department of Art William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita, University of ChicagoSpeaking in reference to the phenomenon of hesitation that can be observed in humans who are engaging in complex activities (thinking, communicating, etc.), Dr. Stafford addresses a developing dialogue between the humanities and the field of neurobiology which is creating a subfield of study that addreses the neurological foundations of cultural objects, particularly art objects.