The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight In The Age Of Information Overload

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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight In The Age Of Information Overload

by Daniel J. Levitin

ALLEN LANE CANADA | August 19, 2014 | Hardcover

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The information age is drowning us in an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we're expected to make more-and faster-decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average person reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up.

But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel-and how readers can use these methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and lives.
 
With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to gambling in Las Vegas, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to daily life. His practical suggestions call for relatively minor changes that require little effort but will have remarkable long-term benefits for mental and physical health, productivity, and creativity.
 
This Is Your Brain on Music showed us how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows us how to navigate the churning flow of information in our daily lives with the same neuroscientific perspective.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.75 in

Published: August 19, 2014

Publisher: ALLEN LANE CANADA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670067644

ISBN - 13: 9780670067640

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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight In The Age Of Information Overload

by Daniel J. Levitin

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.75 in

Published: August 19, 2014

Publisher: ALLEN LANE CANADA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670067644

ISBN - 13: 9780670067640

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The information age is drowning us in an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we're expected to make more-and faster-decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average person reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up.

But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel-and how readers can use these methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and lives.
 
With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to gambling in Las Vegas, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to daily life. His practical suggestions call for relatively minor changes that require little effort but will have remarkable long-term benefits for mental and physical health, productivity, and creativity.
 
This Is Your Brain on Music showed us how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows us how to navigate the churning flow of information in our daily lives with the same neuroscientific perspective.

About the Author

Daniel Joseph Levitin, Ph.D., FRSC, (born December 27, 1957, San Francisco) is an American cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, and writer. Levitin is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Music at McGill University, Montreal, where he also holds appointments in the Program in Behavioral Neuroscience, The School of Computer Science, and the Faculty of Education. An award-winning teacher, he now adds best-selling author to his list of accomplishments as This Is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs were both Top 10 best-sellers, and have been translated into 16 languages. His latest New York Times bestseller is entitled: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Levitin studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and music at the Berklee College of Music before dropping out of college to join a succession of bands. He returned to school in his thirties, studying cognitive psychology/cognitive science first at Stanford University (he received his B.A. in 1992 with honors and highest university distinction) and then the University of Oregon where he received his M.Sc. (1993) and Ph.D. (1996).

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"Dan Levitin has more insights per page than any other neuroscientist I know. The Organized Mind is smart, important, and as always, exquisitely written." - Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness
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