Curious Focus with Stefan Van Der Stigchel (Utrecht University Professor)

Season 1, Episode 12,   Aug 11, 2020, 10:15 AM

Stefan Van Der Stigchel, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Utrecht University and author of How Attention Works and Concentration (MIT Press) joins Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones, co-authors of The Curious Advantage to talk about Curiosity and Focus. What is the relationship between curiosity and the way the brain works? How do we sample the environment around us and what is the role of attention and concentration in exploring these? 

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About the Curious Advantage Podcast Series

The Curious Advantage Podcast series is brought to you by the authors of the book The Curious Advantage, Paul Ashcroft, Simon Brown & Garrick Jones and it is about how individuals and organisations use the power of curiosity to drive success in their lives and organisations, especially in the context of our new digital reality. It brings to life the latest understanding from neuroscience, anthropology, history and behaviourism about curiosity and makes these useful for everyone.

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The Curious Advantage is an exploration of the idea of Curiosity and its increasing importance for thriving in the digital age. Taking the widest possible exploration of things Curious – historical, contemporary, neuro-scientific, anthropological, behavioural, semantic and business-focused.

At the heart of the book is our model of Curiosity, called ’Sailing the 7 C’s of Curiosity’. This model provides individuals with a practical framework for how to be successfully Curious and use Curiosity as a power skill to unlock their own potential. To find out more visit:

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