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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Kindle Edition
From the Back Cover
'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
'The Organized Mind is the perfect antidote to the effects of information overload. Loved it' Scott Turow, New York Times bestselling author of Identical and Innocent
'Thought-provoking and practical... Good advice based on sound neuroscientific principles' Sunday Times--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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We are all drowning in information, and the highest achievers are the most at risk. . .
Every day we are bombarded with new facts, figures, stories, theories and demands on our attention. We expect our brains to process ever higher volumes of data but all this information comes at a cost.
Relentless external pressure leads to information overload: absent-mindedness, poor decision-making, lowered efficiency and even a suppressed capacity for creative thought. Understanding this pitfall is ever more crucial to surviving and thriving in the digital age.
In The Organized Mind, neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin investigates and explains exactly how we got here, from the early building blocks of language to why email is so addictive. There is an alternative to wrestling with all this information: Levitin demonstrates how to ease your mental burden by storing information in the physical world instead. Case studies and worked examples cover smarter decision-making, improving memory and attention, identifying what information is and is not important, and organizing your time, your space and your relationships successfully.
By analyzing how your brain works, The Organized Mind will help you function better, go further, and find more time to do the things you really want to do.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00M8PUC8K
- Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (29 January 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 3697 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 529 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 8,943 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There seems to be no real flow or structure to the chapters. Instead page after page is filled with slightly patronising and endless examples that end up making you ask yourself what was the chapter about in the first place.
If I’m going to review a book based on the very purpose of what it is designed to achieve and educate the reader with, this is possibly the worst book I’ve ever read.
Completely ‘overloads’ you with information that could be more to the point, and funnily enough, is not at all organised.
Sometimes it is a neuroscience textbook, talking about aspects of the brain and experiments in the field. Other times it is a self help book, telling you how to buy clothes.
It is still worth a read as there is lots of good content, but be aware that the links between the sections may catch you by surprise.
1. His bizarre use of the letters CE to denote a period in history.. (Does this mean AD or BC? Why use it anyway having made the conservative suggestion we use the markets that have already been laid down (in this case for centuries) and given most people will find CE indecipherable?
2. His suggestion that the Latin salutation "Ave" is "English*!