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
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.