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The Organized Mind

Author : Daniel Levitin
ISBN : 9780241965795
Genre : Self-Help
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Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times bestselling book The Organized Mind. 'The Organized Mind is smart, important, and as always, exquisitely written' - Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness Overwhelmed by demands on your time? Baffled by the sheer volume of data? You're not alone: modern society is in a state of information overload. The Organized Mind investigates this phenomenon and the effect it has on us, analysing how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age. The twenty-first century sees us drowning under emails, forever juggling six tasks at once and trying to make complex decisions ever more quickly. Using a combination of academic research and examples from daily life, neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin explains how to take back control of your life. This book will take you through every aspect of modern life, from healthcare to online dating to raising kids, showing that the secret to success is always organization. Levitin's research is surprising, powerful and will change the way you see the world. It's time to learn why there's no such thing as multitasking, why email is so addictive and why all successful people need a junk drawer. In a world where information is power, The Organized Mind holds the key to harnessing that information and making it work for you. Dr. Daniel J. Levitin has a PhD in Psychology, training at Stanford University Medical School and UC Berkeley. He is the author of the No. 1 bestseller This Is Your Brain On Music (Dutton, 2006), published in nineteen languages, and The World in Six Songs (Dutton, 2008) which hit the bestseller lists in its first week of release. Currently he is a James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Category: Self-Help

The Organized Mind

Author : Daniel J. Levitin
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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. ReviewPraise for THE ORGANIZED MIND "[An] impressively wide-ranging and thoughtful work..."The Organized Mind" is an organized book, but it also rewards dipping in at any point, for there are fascinating facts and examples throughout." - The Wall Street Journal "From how not to lose your keys to how to decide when the risks of surgery are worth it, Levitin focuses on smart ways to process the constant flow of information the brain must deal with." - The Washington Post "[M]ore than a self-help book...Levitin's insights into sleep, time, socializing and decision-making are profound." - San Jose Mercury News "[An] ingenious combination of neuroscience and self-help." - Kirkus "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 lists, overflowing junk drawers, and cluttered schedules." - Library Journal “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 “Combine genuine knowledge and scholarship with plain common sense and what do you get? A book that is really worth reading: Dan Levitin’s The Organized Mind.” —The Honorable George P. Shultz, 60th U. S. Secretary of State “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.) “A brilliant and engaging book about the science of thinking. The Organized Mind provides the tools that we all need to understand and manage the deluge of information that assaults us every day.” —Jerome Groopman, MD and Pamela Hartzband, MD, Harvard Medical School, authors of Your Medical Mind “A profound piece of work. Levitin documents the mismatch between our narrow bandwidth hunter-gatherer minds and the multitasking chaos of today’s world. He even shows us how to stay sane in environments that are constantly tempting us to stretch ourselves hopelessly thin.” —Philip E. Tetlock, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania “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 Prusiner, M.D. Nobel Laureate, director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California, San Francisco “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 “An eloquent spokesperson for our field. Levitin writes about the brain with an ease and familiarity that is captivating.” —The late David Hubel, Nobel Laureate in honor of discoveries concerning information processing in the human visual system “Fascinating… Combing neuroscience and cognitive psychology, the Organized Mind underscores the critical importance of individuals taking charge of their own attentional and memory systems so they can lead optimally productive and satisfying lives. Invaluable insights are offered with regard to organizing our homes, social world, time, decision-making, and business world.” —Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D., president of the American Psychological Association and professor and vice chair, Emory University School of Medicine “This book is far more than tips on how to think clearly and manage information overload. It is also a tour through some of the most exciting aspects of contemporary neuroscience and cognitive science, with a specific emphasis on implications for everyday life. Anyone who has ever wondered about the mind will find much that is fascinating and useful in these pages.” —Stephen Kosslyn, dean, Minerva Schools of Arts and Sciences at the Keck Graduate Institute, former chair, department of psychology, Harvard University “Running a major PBS television series on tight budgets and turnarounds requires organization and efficiency and sometimes a little magic too. Levitin’s behind the curtain peek at the brain’s inner workings of decision-making provides that extra bit of magic—and would make a fascinating documentary in and of itself!” —Pamela Hogan, Emmy award-winning Producer for PBS “A how-to book on how to stay sane—how to tamp down on that fire-hose of information and choices that we face each day, and direct it all toward our own goals and purposes. It’s an owner’s manual for your mind.” —Congressman Alan Grayson, U.S. House of Representatives “In the age of TMI, we all need better organized minds. With characteristically clear prose and scientific insight, Dan Levitin gives us tips on how to get or mental closets in order. I really enjoyed this book.” —Joseph LeDoux, Center for Neural Science, New York University “Dan Levitin has done it again. Having explained music and the brain, now he shows us the best, most effective ways to organize the rest of our life by giving us key insights into how the brain works. His style is so appealing, his knowledge so deep and practical, that we learn, from The Organized Mind, not only why we do what we do, but how, potentially, we can run our lives more smoothly, efficiently, and even happily.” —Cathy N. Davidson, director, The Futures Initiative, City University of New York, author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn ”Using the latest information on the brain and how it works, Levitin presents a series of ideas on how to organize one's life and business. Essential reading for anyone who aspires to be highly effective. Or even find their keys!" —David Eidelman, MD, dean of the McGill University Medical School “The Organized Mind is for anyone interested in how the human mind organizes, and on occasion disorganizes, the world around us. It is engaging, witty, compelling, and infused with science. Levitin shows how principles from psychology and cognitive neuroscience can help us better organize our daily lives. Move over, Freakonomics, there’s a new kid on the bookcase.” —Gerry Altmann, professor of psychology at the University of Connecticut, and author of The Ascent of Babel “Daniel Levitin takes us from the prehistory of thought and language, and our hunter-gather ancestors, right up to the middle of the information explosion we are all living in right now. From filing cabinets to smart phones, calendars, multi-national businesses and Wikipedia, he reveals the science behind how we organize our world—and how we can do better. An extraordinary work from one of our most gifted writers.” —The late Phil Ramone, producer, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, and Luciano Pavarotti “Levitin is funny, informative and insightful. It’s like having a friend who’s a neuroscientist showing you how creating a little order in your brain can unlock so much creativity.” — Len Blum, screenwriter, The Pink Panther, Meatballs “The Organized Mind reads like a movie— not the dry tome you might expect. It’s an exciting tour through the science of productivity and how to best manage your thinking to get things done—and be more creative at the same time." — David Allen, author of Getting Things Done Praise for This is Your Brain on Music "Endlessly stimulating.” --Oliver Sacks “An unusually deft interpreter.” --New York Times “Deepens the beautiful mystery that is music.” --David Byrne, founder of Talking Heads Praise for The World in Six Songs “Will leave you awestruck.” --New York Times Masterful… Eminently enjoyable.” --Los Angeles Times “A fascinating, entertaining book… may stick in your head forever.” --Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
Category: Self-Help

The Organized Mind

Author : Noah Daniels
ISBN : 9783739645322
Genre : Self-Help
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Have you ever thought that maybe you had too much on? That you'd work better if you had less on your mind? Imagine how free you'd feel. Much less stressed and able to think clearly for the first time! Believe it or not, feeling the way you are now is not normal you don't have to be overloaded. Can You Imagine Working Twice As Fast?A lot of us dream about finishing our days early, about getting all our work done and then spending the rest of our time relaxing and pursuing our dreams. We all know that's possible. You can work more efficiently and you can work faster. But we suffer from so much information overload that it can be difficult to even think straight, let alone faster! Which is why it's so important that we overcome this and improve. Make Overload A Thing Of The Past Peope always talk about emulating the truly successful, and when we look at those who excel in their fields, they focus on single topics and dominate them. They don't cloud their brains with unneeded information like the rest of us and they don't stress about things which are out of their control. This is all mental and you can't just flick a switch and obtain this mindset. You must follow in the footsteps of those before you and understand why they've earned this mindset. This can take years. Decades. That's why we've created a detailed and informative guide that will give you guidance on how YOU can rid yourself of information overload and work more efficiently and effectively.
Category: Self-Help

The World In Six Songs

Author : Daniel Levitin
ISBN : 9780241987827
Genre : Music
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Dividing the sum total of human musical achievement, from Beethoven to The Beatles, Busta Rhymes to Bach, into just six fundamental forms, Levitin illuminates, through songs of friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love, how music has been instrumental in the evolution of language, thought and culture. And how, far from being a bit of a song and dance, music is at the core of what it means to be human. A one-time record producer, now a leading neuroscientist, Levitin has composed a catchy and startlingly ambitious narrative that weaves together Darwin and Dionne Warwick, memoir and biology, anthropology and a jukebox of anecdote to create nothing less than the ' soundtrack of civilisation' .
Category: Music

The Changing Mind

Author : Daniel Levitin
ISBN : 9780241379417
Genre : Psychology
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A comprehensive and fascinating insight into the evolving human brain. This book could change your life' Professor Stephen Westaby, author of Fragile Lives 'Clear-eyed and insightful' Nature magazine (Best 2020 Science Books) ____________________________________________ We have long been encouraged to think of old age as synonymous with deterioration. Yet, recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age and our happiness levels peak in our eighties. What really happens to our brains as we get older? More of us are living into our eighties than ever before. In The Changing Mind, neuroscientist, psychologist and internationally-bestselling author Daniel Levitin invites us to dramatically shift our understanding of growing older, demonstrating its many cognitive benefits. He draws on cutting-edge research to challenge common and flawed beliefs, including assumptions around memory loss and the focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'. Levitin reveals the evolving power of the human brain from infancy to late adulthood. Distilling the findings from over 4000 papers, he explains the importance of personality traits, lifestyle, memory and community on ageing, offering actionable tips that we can all start now, at any age. Featuring compelling insights from individuals who have thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book offers realistic guidelines and practical cognition-enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during every decade of their life. This is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously.
Category: Psychology

One Year To An Organized Work Life

Author : Regina Leeds
ISBN : 9780786727186
Genre : Business & Economics
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For many of us, the workplace is our second home...and it's just as messy. But who would you be if you felt totally in control of your schedule, your workload, and your career? One Year to an Organized Work Life is a unique week-by-week, month-by-month system to streamline your workspace, take the anxiety out of your job, and have more time for what you love. Using her unique “Zen organizing” approach, professional organizer Regina Leeds shows readers the simple steps to get more done in less time—from clearing your desk and organizing your files to dealing with email and making meetings efficient. Regina helps you tackle the sources of stress, disorganization, and time management difficulties so that over time, life becomes easier, not overwhelming. Whether you're looking to advance your career, balance your work and family, or just deal with the daily deluge of paperwork, One Year to an Organized Work Life will help you spend less time at the office and go home happy.
Category: Business & Economics

Weaponized Lies

Author : Daniel Levitin
ISBN : 9780241313572
Genre : Psychology
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A guide to critical thinking in the 'post-truth' era, from the author of Sunday Times best-seller The Organized Mind We live in a world where the line between truth and lies is increasingly blurred by euphemistic terms such as 'post-truth', 'counter-knowledge', 'fringe theories' and others. In a world where anyone can become an expert at the click of a button, we're worse equipped than ever to evaluate the information we encounter and separate the truth from the lies. Daniel Levitin debunks the idea that truth no longer exists, and shows that we urgently need to learn the skills toeffectively ask ourselves: can we really know that? And how do they know that? In this eye-opening, accessible guide filled with fascinating examples and practical takeaways, acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin shows us how learning to understand statistics will enable you to make better, smarter judgements on the world around you.
Category: Psychology

A Field Guide To Lies

Author : Daniel J. Levitin
ISBN : 9780698409798
Genre : Social Science
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From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process—especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them. It's becoming harder to separate the wheat from the digital chaff. How do we distinguish misinformation, pseudo-facts, distortions, and outright lies from reliable information? Levitin groups his field guide into two categories—statistical infomation and faulty arguments—ultimately showing how science is the bedrock of critical thinking. Infoliteracy means understanding that there are hierarchies of source quality and bias that variously distort our information feeds via every media channel, including social media. We may expect newspapers, bloggers, the government, and Wikipedia to be factually and logically correct, but they so often aren't. We need to think critically about the words and numbers we encounter if we want to be successful at work, at play, and in making the most of our lives. This means checking the plausibility and reasoning—not passively accepting information, repeating it, and making decisions based on it. Readers learn to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. Levitin's charming, entertaining, accessible guide can help anyone wake up to a whole lot of things that aren't so. And catch some lying weasels in their tracks!
Category: Social Science

Family Anger Management

Author : Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
ISBN : 9781447731542
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Anger is an emotion experienced by kids and adults alike. When something or someone interferes with an individual in a negative manner, it can cause them to become angry. Anger is a normal response to such a situation. However anger can be classed as a mild or intense irritation. Depending on the individual, the circumstance and their emotions, anger may cause a person to become enraged or even furious. People who become angry behave in different ways. Some lash out or become extremely defensive. Other people tend to keep their anger to themselves, bottling up their negative emotions and hurt. While some people become reckless and even abusive. Anger can be a terribly harmful emotion if it isn't controlled.
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Organized Mind Organized Home Minimalism Organization Hacks

Author : Helena Clarins
ISBN : 9781635019070
Genre : House & Home
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Organized Mind & Organized Home: Minimalism Organization Hacks Turn Clutter Into Declutter Organization In The Home The goal of this book is to show you the 9 top ways that you could apply today in order to lead a healthier lifestyle and become more effective and successful with everything that you are doing. This book is going to guide you through the 9 best ways to declutter your home, workplace, and life. This decluttering system is going to help achieve this goal. Once you have been able to apply this system, you are automatically going to feel happier and more productive. Once you have achieved these goals, you are going to be able to lead a healthier lifestyle, too. But let's first talk about some things that you need to be aware first in order to appreciate this system even more. I assume that your home is cluttered. Maybe you just want to help out a loved one or friend and this is why you bought this book. If you are wondering how to clear your cluttered home and life then you should be aware of the following scary things that are associated with clutter because clutter might even have some terrible health risks that you might not even be aware of. Clutter leads to negative energy, and at the same time clutter hinders the positive energy from flowing. This is the reason why you will feel depressed, not energized and tired while you are present in a cluttered environment or room. A disorganized or a confused house might not only make you unproductive, frustrated, not effective and without the ability to taking any action, but scientists have actually proven that declutter is a very unhealthy state to move in. You probably have experienced the feeling yourself. A cluttered home or work space leads to frustration that keeps building up. It is not a pleasant feeling to look for an item that you absolutely can not find anymore. Our lives are made infinitely more complicated and stressful by our ability to pile things up that we really do not need.
Category: House & Home