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How ‘Attention’ Highlights The Struggle Between The Mind And The Brain

The author of ‘Attention: A Love Story’ shares how she left behind her medication in the search for understanding the true depth of her attention.



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What does it mean for something to “hold” your attention?

And what is the difference between losing focus and having an attention deficit disorder?

Today, we try to understand how our brains work when it comes to processing information and finding focus.

Writer Casey Schwartz is here to discuss and share to share her personal experience with the drug Adderall and finding her new path to focus and is joined by psychologist Dr. Jeff Temple. Listeners also share how ADHD medications have impacted their lives.

Casey Schwartz

  • Author of "Attention: A Love Story"
  • Regular contributor regularly to The New York Times and lives in New York City

Dr. Jeff Temple

  • Director of the Center for Violence Prevention
  • Psychologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston

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