"Everyone is talking about it, no one has seen it." One could almost sum up the paradox of attention in this way. This faculty that we agree to place at the heart of our executive functions. Protean, crossing spatial and temporal scales, and of which we sometimes forget that its resources are not unlimited, of which we still wonder about its links with consciousness, of which we are still struggling to forge a mathematical theory since influencial works of William James, attention is on everyone's lips.
Attention has a profound impact on perception, learning and decision making, hence on our performance in this densely connected and rapidly changing world. Attention can be lacking, from infancy to adulthood. It is also an object of desire and has aquired a high economic value. All these reasons push us to observe it, to manipulate it, to improve it, and therefore to understand it.
Whether one is interested in a particular neurological or psychiatric disorder, whether one is studying a particular cognitive process, the role of attention cannot be ignored. And all of these approaches shed light on attentional processes but are rarely confronted. For this one-day translational workshop, we wanted to make attention the main topic of discussion, and to do so, bring together the views of international experts, clinicians and researchers, with highly complementary perspectives. Pay attention to the program, it speaks for itself.
9h00 – Welcoming participants
9h15 – 9h30 Introductory words
9h30 – 10h A modern story of attention, David Roulier, Paris
10h – 10h30 Towards an education of attention, Jean-Philippe Lachaux, Lyon
11h – 11h30 When attention is defective, Fabienne Collette, Liège
11h30 – 12h The anatomy of attention, Paolo Bartolomeo, Paris
12h – 12h30 ‘attentive together’ Consulting
14h00 – 14h30 Attention deficits in children and teenagers, Pierre Fourneret, Lyon
14h30 – 15h00 Non-pharmacological approaches in ADHD, Stéphanie Bioulac, Grenoble
15h00 – 15h30 Attention deficits in adults, Jérémie Pariente, Toulouse
16h – 16h30 The neurophysiology of attention, Suliann Ben Hamed, Lyon
16h30 – 17h Computational models of attention, Grace Lindsay (visio), New-York
17h – 17h30 Human-Robot interactions and Joint attention, Agnieszka Wykowska, Genova
17h30 Concluding words – ‘attentive together’ Consulting
Cet atelier est destiné aux étudiants et chercheurs en neurosciences et aux internes en neurologie.
L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire.
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