The Limited Scope of Conscious Awareness: Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience
with Dr. Ed Awh, professor of psychology at the University of Oregon
How many things can you think about at one time? Most people have a subjective experience of a rich inner mental life in which a multitude of incoming sensory impressions and ideas co-exist. When careful objective measures of our awareness are obtained, however, striking gaps in our awareness can be clearly demonstrated. This Science Pub will review recent evidence from psychology and neuroscience that provides insight into the true scope of our awareness and the brain processes that support our limited window on the world. Dr. Ed Awh
is a professor of psychology in the Posner & Keele Laboratories for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. His lab researches visual selective attention and working memory using a combination of behavioral and imaging methods. Dr. Awh earned his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Michigan in 1996 and has been at the University of Oregon since 1999. He was named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in 2012 and has been published in close to 50 peer-review publications.
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