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Johann Hari- Stolen Focus LLF22

by Leeds Lit Fest


Why have we lost our ability to focus? What are the causes? And – most importantly – how do we get it back? The internationally bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections, presents an investigative journey into our shortening attention spans.

He tells us what he learned from spending three months off the internet, reveals the inside story of the war to grab our attention that is waged every day, and reveals how this is a societal, not an individual problem: why it’s really not your fault that you can’t pay attention

Join Hari in an in depth and insightful discussion into the psychoanalytical realm of our cognitive clogs. He tells us of his discovery of the twelve deep cases of where attention has been stolen, from Silicon Valley dissidents, to a favela in Rio where focus vanished, to an office in New Zealand that found a remarkable way to restore our attention. Hear the remarkable adventure of how he learned to regain focus in a societal war that restricts us of our ability to control our attention.

Date and Time

Sat, March 5, 2022

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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