In the popular science book ‘Concentration’, Stefan explains how concentration works. He further provides tips and tricks to deal with a world of beeping smartphones, channel surfing, live-tweeting, pop-up ads, and other distractions. ‘Concentration’ is the English translation of ‘Concentratie’ (nov. 2018) that was published by MIT Press in April 2020.
Stefan van der Stigchel is a professor in Cognitive Psychology at the department of Experimental Psychology at Utrecht University and principal investigator of the research group AttentionLab. For his research on visual attention, he received a VENI and VIDI NWO grant. Stefan is author of the popular science book Zo werkt aandacht, which was published as the english How Attention Works in Januari 2019. His second book Concentratie was released in the Netherlands in November 2018 and will be published by MIT Press in 2020.
AttentionLab, is the research group headed by Stefan Van der Stigchel. It is part of the Department of Experimental Psychology of Utrecht University. The aim of AttentionLab is to study ‘attention’ and ‘visual awareness’ in their broadest terms in the healthy population but also in a clinical setting. In AttentionLab, attention and visual awareness is studied using various methods, such as obstacle avoidance, eye movement recordings, lesion overlap and flash suppression. These functions are studied in various patient populations, like hemianopia, visual neglect and Korsakoff’s syndrome. The aim is to provide a rich interaction between experimental psychology and neuropsychology with the ultimate goal to solve the puzzle about how we create a perception of our world. The research conducted by AttentionLab is partly supported by a VIDI-grant, awarded by NWO.
Interview De Monitor: Teun test zijn concentratie
Is appen op de fiets echt zo gevaarlijk?
Interview NPO focus about attention in traffic
Interview GALILEO; do we really see?
Interview EenVandaag; What does the smartphone do to our concentration?
Radio interview NPO1 focus
Radio interview Kennis van nu
Radio interview Spijkers met Koppen
Stefan frequently lectures at various venues and events
Behavioural Design Academy
Lecture University of the Netherlands
De Jonge Akademie