Stefan’s Zo werkt aandacht, published in May 2016, is a popular science book on visual attention. In February 2019, its English translation, How Attention Works, was published by MIT Press.
Reviews for ‘How Attention Works’
“His book is slender but packed with information about how the brain navigates a complex visual world. Using metaphors, thought experiments and anecdotes, Van der Stigchel invites readers to consider the relationship between their eyes and brains. He explains how the brain processes visual information, filtering out what doesn’t matter and deciding what does. And he looks at what scientists have learned about attention from people with visual or cognitive challenges.” – WASHINGTON POST
“His study covers an enormous amount of research in only a little more than 100 pages, all of it recounted with one eye trained on those corporations seeking to catch and shape our attention. Understanding what attention is, how it works, and what its limits are … these things have never been more important for non-specialists to understand and ponder. This vigorous little study comes to English-language readers at just the right time.” – OPEN LETTERS REVIEW