Mar 16, 2023
Gloria Mark is a Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She’s been a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research since 2012 and is a recipient of the Google Research Award and the NSF Career award.
She’s the author of the new book, Attention Span: Finding Focus for a Fulfilling Life, which unpacks how our brains operate in the digital world, why we can’t focus, and how we can take back control to find more success in our careers but also more health and wellness in our lives.
We unpacked myriad topics, including:
The anatomy of attention
The forces of distraction
Attentional states and how focused attention differs from flow
Why our attentional resources diminish over the course of a day
Night owls v early birds
The nature of digital agency
Managing our attentional rhythms
What organizations, leaders, and individuals can do to reclaim attention spans
And so much more.