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

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

Hardcover | August 19, 2014

byDaniel J Levitin

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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.

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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...

Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., is the James McGill professor of psychology and behavioural neuroscience at McGill University, where he also regularly teaches at the graduate school of business, and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI. The author of two New York Times bestselling books, This Is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs, he splits his time between Montreal and Orind...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.53 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0670067644

ISBN - 13:9780670067640

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read would agree with first review of book by Gina. You need to dedicate some time to the book as has many technical explanations of the way our brains work, but is great with tips and tricks to help with sorting our very crazy lives.
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fascinating, but also challenging! Purchased this a few weeks ago, because being the super organized Type A personality that I am, felt that it may offer some new and unique ways to maximize my time. I'm reading the book in bits and pieces, due to time constraints, but also because I find it to be somewhat technical and difficult to read at times. It may have to wait until I can devote some uninterrupted time to it, to get the best from it.
Date published: 2014-10-03