Leading Voices in Higher Education Video: Cathy Davidson


Renowned humanities scholar Cathy Davidson, a Duke University professor, noted author, and innovator, visited Dartmouth to speak to faculty and staff involved in the Strategic Planning process, and to deliver a public lecture.

Davidson took time out from her day in Hanover to talk with Dartmouth Now about students’ writing, and the issue of distractibility.

“Distraction is our friend,” she says.

Davidson’s talk focuses on her latest book, Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn, which was named one of the top 10 science books last fall by Publishers Weekly.

See slideshow on Dartmouth’s flickr site.



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