Paying Attention

It’s not so surprising that attention can occasionally distort our knowledge of things. We’re all familiar with the experience of overthinking something. If you’ve ever been engaged in a long and complicated project, you’ll know what it’s like to spend all of your attention on one thing, and be left with a vague feeling that you now understand it much less than when you started.

Henry Tayloris a Birmingham Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham in the UK.