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  • Published: 26 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241965788
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $24.99

The Organized Mind

Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload




Acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin tells us how to organize our lives and cope with the demands of the modern age

Modern society is in a state of information overload. Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin investigates how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age.

Why is email so addictive? Is multitasking really possible? And what do successful people keep in their junk drawer? The Organized Mind debunks myth and presents one simple idea - storing information in the physical world instead of the mind - to revolutionize twenty-first century living.

In a world where information is power, The Organized Mind holds the key to harnessing that information and making it work for you.

  • Published: 26 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241965788
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $24.99

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Praise for The Organized Mind

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, author of 'Stumbling on Happiness'

Deservedly a bestseller... The Organized Mind is from the school of Daniel Kahneman but it earns its keep. Levitin demonstrates how easily we are bamboozled by statistical tricks in medicine, finance and safety, making his points with pithy stories

Independent

[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

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

Washington Post

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

Levitin is about as knowledgeable a guide to neuroscience as one might hope for

New York Times Book Review

Sensible, practical advice ... a comprehensive account of the way we think about organizing everything from our possessions to our friends

Financial Times

Thought-provoking and practical... Good advice based on sound neuroscientific principles

Sunday Times

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