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The information age is drowning us in an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, were expected to make moreand fasterdecisions 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 informationflow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., uses the latest brain scienceto demonstrate how those people exceland how readers can use these methodsto 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 tohealth care to gambling in Las Vegas, Levitin reveals how new research into thecognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to daily life. Hispractical suggestions call for relatively minor changes that require little effort butwill 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 musicthrough an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows ushow to navigate the churning flow of information in our daily lives with the sameneuroscientific perspective.