The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin audiobook

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

By Daniel J. Levitin
Read by Luke Daniels

Penguin Audio 9780525954187
16.32 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780698162235

New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details. The information age is drowning us with 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 American 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, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time. With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives. This Is Your Brain on Music showed how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows how to navigate the churning flood of information in the twenty-first century with the same neuroscientific perspective.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

An August 2014 Amazon Best Book of the Month in Business & Leadership

A Library Journal bestseller

New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details. The information age is drowning us with 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 American 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, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time. With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives. This Is Your Brain on Music showed how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows how to navigate the churning flood of information in the twenty-first century with the same neuroscientific perspective.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Impressively wide-ranging and thoughtful…The Organized Mind is an organized book, but it also rewards dipping in at any point, for there are fascinating facts and examples throughout.” Wall Street Journal
“Levitin, professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University, examines the way our brains have evolved (and not) to meet the challenges of the Information Age…Levitin’s fascinating tour of the mind helps us better understand the ways we process and structure our experiences.” Publishers Weekly
“By learning about how the mind processes information, readers with an interest in the brain will come away with insight into how they can better organize their lengthy to-do lists, overflowing junk drawers, and cluttered schedules.” Library Journal
“Lost your keys or glasses? Blame your brain, writes Levitin in this ingenious combination of neuroscience and self-help…A prolific genre of books covers this subject, but Levitin holds his own, and his examination of brain function stands out.” Kirkus Reviews
“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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Author Bio: Daniel J. Levitin

Author Bio: Daniel J. Levitin

Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, is dean of social sciences at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco and a faculty member at the Center for Executive Education in the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, and A Field Guide to Lies.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 16.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English