Barbara Maria Stafford: Slow Looking: Whatever Happened to Selective Attention

Art Department Spring 2009 Lecture Series

Barbara Maria Stafford is the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor, emerita, at the University of Chicago. Her work has consistently explored the intersections between the visual arts and the physical and biological sciences from the early modern to the contemporary era. Her current research charts the revolutionary ways the neurosciences are changing our views of the human and animal sensorium, shaping our fundamental assumptions about perception, sensation, emotion, mental imagery, and subjectivity. Her most recent book is Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images< (University Of Chicago Press).

Cosponsored by the Department of History of Art and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology