Sebastion Watzl reviewed Christopher Mole, Attention is Cognitive Unison: An Essay in Cognitive Psychology in the online Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
I was really excited to see this and read this work, as much of my pragmatic phenomenology is also a theory of attention. I have discovered, unsurprisingly, that my work is far afield from what is being discussed in this work, as the review makes me doubt that the author is writing from the perspective of process metaphysics, especially since such a background could not reasonable lead to cognitivism of any sort (because we then would take a later phase of the prior as if it were a prior phase, which is an implication of James' psychologist's or Dewey's philosopher's fallacy).
I would welcome discussion from anyone who is more familiar with the work and its line of scholarship. For myself....
Attention arises from tension, a disequilibrium in the dynamic equilibrium of ongoing organismic-environmental transactions. We feel tension before we a-ttend (cf Peirce and Dewey on feeling). Likewise, to sound like Merleau-Ponty, the bodily has an in-tensionality that directs its ongoing body-environment interactions and thereby is a major factor in the dynamic equilibrium by which an event is felt as a disequilibrium, or tension, sufficient to draw a-tension and possibly cognitive function. Each of these are indistinct phases of the ongoing process that may or may not lead to either consciousness or consciousness-of. One of the primary functions of a-tension is to lead to perception, by which sensation becomes meaningful through the association of quality and memory, and perhaps apperception by which we become aware of this meaning. Note that "meaning" is not foremost a cognitive or linguistic affair, as most any Peircean third is also a "meaning," and thus with Heidegger I can say that this thing here means "good for sitting" long before I think "chair."
Much of my dissertation was on how attention arises from "desire" (~conatus) for Dewey and how our particular desirious makeup, or "character" or body of habits that lead to valuation, influences our perception of meaning.... Hence, part of its subtitle was "the Immanent Transcendence of Desire."
Ah. Continued thought is foiled by office hours!