Wayne Wu

Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

Bias and the virtues and skill of attention: philosophical, psychological, and neural perspectives

2023–2024: Fall

Wayne Wu teaches in philosophy and in the Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He has published on agency, attention, consciousness, and perception. His recent book, Movements of the Mind (Oxford, 2023), presents a comprehensive theory of action, attention and intention, and his first book, Attention (Routledge, 2014) helped to establish attention as a central topic of research in contemporary philosophy of mind. He has also published an overview on the neuroscience of consciousness (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

At the Italian Academy, he will research attention and bias, both good and ill, bridging philosophical and neurobiological perspectives to help explain bias and explore how biases in attention and agency can be positively transformed.