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

Penguin Canada | August 19, 2014 | Hardcover

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight In The Age Of Information Overload is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
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 × 1.53 in

Published: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670067644

ISBN - 13: 9780670067640

Found in: Science and Nature

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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

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

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

by Daniel J Levitin

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.53 in

Published: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Penguin 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 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 Orinda, California.

Editorial Reviews

“Makes neuroscience, social psychology and information theory readily accessible, not only through Levitin's breezily enjoyable writing style, but through the frequent use of illustrations, activities, quizzes, illusions and cartoons." - Winnipeg Free Press“There are surprising parallels between Levitin’s work and mine. Today’s environment in war, business, and just about everything else has increased in speed and complexity to the point where the essential quality required for success is adaptability. The Organized Mind provides the latest neuroscience on cognitive adaptability and how to apply it to so that leaders can excel. It is a tremendous achievement, and a must read for leaders at every level.” - General Stanley McChrystal, U. S. Army (ret.)“Daniel Levitin’s book follows in the ancient tradition of knowledge as a guide to a better life. Discover the creative power of organized thought, whether you are a writer or a scientist, a disorganized mess or a super robot seeking new frontiers of effectiveness.” - Eric Kaplan, co-executive producer and writer, The Big Bang Theory, writer, The Simpsons and Flight of the Conchords“The Organized Mind is the perfect antidote to the effects of information overload. Loved it.” - Scott Turow, New York Times bestselling author of Identical and Innocent“An erudite synthesis of Levitin’s own contributions, recent advances in our understanding of attention and memory, and a deep perspective on the ways the human mind works.” - Stanley Pr
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