Attentional Agency Is Environmental Agency

  • Yves Citton


This chapter briefly presents the notion of “attention ecology”, at the three levels of collective attention, joint attention and individual attention, stressing the necessary integration as well as the specificity of each of these levels. It then proceeds by trying to locate our agency in relation to attentional behaviour: what can we do, and what can we not do with our attention? If attention is a scarce resource, who is in a position to command its uses?


Attention ecology Collective attention Joint attention Attentional agency 


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  • Yves Citton
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  1. 1.Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-DenisSaint-DenisFrance

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