BOOK REVIEW: Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn by Cathy N. Davidson

Review by Bruce Bower

By Science News, 17:03 PM August 24, 2011

The author started out as a child with dyslexia and big-time learning problems. Now she’s an out-of-the box administrator at Duke University who has written a stimulating book trumpeting the benefits of computer-based school and business reforms that exploit people’s natural tendency to multitask.

Davidson’s debut as a digital rabble-rouser came in 2003. She led a controversial program that gave free iPods to Duke freshmen, asking them to think up learning applications for the tiny devices ...

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