The Organized Mind

The Organized Mind

The Science of Preventing Overload, Increasing Productivity and Restoring Your Focus

Summary

In The Organized Mind, New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin offers practical solutions to the problems of information overload.
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Overwhelmed by demands on your time? Caught in an unproductive spiral of emails and multitasking?

You're not alone. When we're deluged with information our creativity plummets, our decision making suffers and we grow absent-minded. Nowadays, we drown in our inboxes, forever juggle several tasks at once and try to make complex decisions ever more quickly. This is information overload.

Combining the latest neuroscience with everyday examples, Daniel Levitin explains how to take back control of your life - from your home to your business to your children - all through organization. You'll discover life-changing facts about:

- How to make the most of your brain's daily processing limit
- Why pressing Send or clicking Like are addictive
- Why daydreaming is your brain at its most productive
- What the most successful people keep in their drawer
- Why multitasking is a bad way to do nearly everything

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

'A comprehensive account of the way we think about organizing everything from our possessions to our friends' - Financial Times

'The perfect antidote to the effects of information overload' - Scott Turow, New York Times bestselling author of Identical and Innocent

Reviews

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

About the author

Daniel Levitin

Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He trained at Stanford University Medical School, The University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Oregon. He is founding dean of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco and Professor Emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University. 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 and Statistics. He divides his time between Montreal and California.
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