Levitin Daniel

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

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This is the abstract of Daniel Levitin's book

Taken from https://www.blinkist.com/en/reader/the-organized-mind-en/

Who should read it?

Anyone who wants to be more organized

Anyone who is interested in the way our brain processes data

Anyone struggling with the information overload of modern life

Who's the author?

Daniel Levitin is a cognitive psychologist and neuroscientist. He is particularly well known for his work in music theory. He has authored several best-selling books, including This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, and The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature.

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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    Salsabila Pratiwihas quoted4 months ago
    The key message in this book:
    We live in an age of information overload. This presents a challenge for our brains, which are wired to manage information by focusing attention on one thing at a time. By learning about the way our brain distinguishes, focuses and categorizes, we can better organize our own lives.
    Actionable advice:
    Increase productivity by increasing your sleeping hours, not your working hours.
    Tanya Moskvinahas quoted4 years ago
    If the task takes longer than two minutes to complete, then write it down. Otherwise, do it straight away.

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