Daniel J. Levitin
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Daniel J. Levitin

Daniel J. Levitin is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in California. He is also the James McGill Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Music at McGill University, Montreal. "This Is Your Brain on Music" , "The World in Six Songs", "The Organized Mind" and "A Field Guide to Lies" (republished in paperback as "Weaponized Lies") were all #1 best-sellers. His work has been translated into 22 languages. Before becoming a neuroscientist, he worked as a session musician, sound engineer, and record producer, contributing to records by Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, and Blue Oyster Cult. He has published extensively in scientific journals as well as music magazines such as Grammy and Billboard. Recent musical performances include playing guitar and saxophone with Sting, Bobby McFerrin, Rosanne Cash, David Byrne, Cris Williamson, Victor Wooten, and Rodney Crowell.

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Best Sellers

    • This Is Your Brain on Music

    • The Science of a Human Obsession
    • By: Daniel J. Levitin
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 823
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 473

    In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music and the human brain....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Neuroscience for the right brain

    • By Paul Mullen on 09-12-07

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Organized Mind

    • Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
    • By: Daniel J. Levitin
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 670
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 669

    The Organized Mind shows how to navigate the churning flood of information in the twenty-first century with the same neuroscientific perspective....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally a book about productivity that delivers!

    • By Oliver Nielsen on 09-16-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Weaponized Lies

    • How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era
    • By: Daniel J. Levitin
    • Narrated by: Dan Piraro
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    We're surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. Author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading

    • By Scott Willis on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The World in Six Songs

    • How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature
    • By: Daniel Levitin
    • Narrated by: Daniel Levitin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Daniel Levitin follows up his acclaimed best-selling first book with an audacious look at how the brain evolved to play and listen to music in six fundamental forms and gave rise to human culture....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • "Ugh" is right!

    • By Shellbin on 05-06-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics

    • A Neuroscientist on How to Make Sense of a Complex World
    • By: Daniel Levitin
    • Narrated by: Dan Piraro
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies....

    Regular price: $21.31

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