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Publisher's Summary

In The Distracted Mind, leading psychologist Larry Rosen and pioneering neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley explain why our minds have become addicted to email, text messages, virtual worlds, and social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Through compelling true stories and scientific research, they show how digital distractions affect every aspect of life, from work, safety, and communication to our relationships and health.

The way our brains work mean we're all too easily hijacked by 'weapons of mass distraction', but there are countermeasures we can take. Rosen and Gazzaley offer proven strategies for regaining and retaining control over where we choose to focus our attention, making The Distracted Mind essential listening for anyone who wants to make best use of their brain today.

©2016 Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Repetitive

What could have a been a nice science article, at the most, ended up being a book by using over-redundancy and a few fancy terminologies. Very dissapointed

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Horribly annoying narrator

So sorry I didn't listen to a clip before I bought the book. The subject is fascinating, but the narrator is so annoying it's almost comical. Or would be comical if in hadn't wasted my money on the book.

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Very informative, very academic, boring at times.

The entire contents of this book could be condensed into a 15 minute ted talk. It is very interesting but heavily padded with supporting, but not very entertaining, stories.

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Poor narration

I can’t tell you about the quality of the book, as I can’t get through more than an hour of it. The narration is some of the worst I’ve heard on Audible.

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Narrator sucks

Chris Sorensen’s voice and enunciation is terribly dull. What’s wrong with him? You might want to consider listening at a faster speed if you’re interested in the content

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The narration is very robotic

The narration is very robotic, and difficult to listen to. I believe the content is probably worthwhile. I may end up buying a hard copy of the book

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Narration is robotic

Difficult to pay attention to this reading. I guess the narrator itself is boring to listen to. Prime example of a distracted mind , my mind wonders off whenever he speaks. Listened to 4 hours of this. Took in 30 minutes of information only.

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I felt uncertain about the supporting research

Having worked in mental health for over a decade now I could easily say that humans are facing new and challenging social problems everyday, and I could find tons of support for that. I feel like that is about all this book does, at least for me. If anything, it helped me to focus a little more on my distractions and interference. Being a Generation X'er, I can say that I did not quite feel as distracted prior to computers and smartphones. However, during my childhood people spent hours upon hours talking on the phone and that would also be a distraction. Throughout history we can find points like this to blame, such as the rise of the TV taking away people from other duties, and the rise of the newspaper and print media leading people to sit around reading! There will always be something "worse."
The narrator seemed robotic at times.

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A plethora of information

Loads of info on what we know about maintaining focus and ignoring distractions, which are different things for our brains apparently. Along with advice on what has helped improve both. In reference To those complaining about the narrator, I listened at 2x speed and didn’t have any issues.

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Listener Beware

I couldn't listen past Chapter 1. Really unpleasant narration. It just drags and drags. Just read.