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    • 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
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    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.

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

    • By Oliver Nielsen on 09-16-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 771
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
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      4 out of 5 stars 430

    In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music - its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain. Levitin draws on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen.

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

    • By Paul Mullen on 09-12-07

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4 out of 5 stars 41

    We're surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudofacts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times best-selling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now. Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading

    • By Scott Willis on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Organized Mind

    • Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
    • By: Daniel Levitin
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin, read by Luke Daniels. Modern society is in a state of information overload. Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin investigates how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age. Why is email so addictive? Is multitasking really possible? And what do successful people keep in their junk drawers?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A book to read - not to listen to

    • By BRENDA N. on 01-23-16

    Regular price: $31.97

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. In a world where anyone can become an expert at the click of a button, being able to see through the tricks played with statistics is more necessary than ever before.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The World in Six Songs

    • By: Daniel Levitin
    • Narrated by: Daniel Levitin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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    Daniel Levitin follows up his acclaimed New York Times best-selling first book, This Is Your Brain on Music, with The World in Six Songs, 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

    • Spring Cleaning for the Mind

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Daniel Levitin, Gloria Mark
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    There is a lot to take in in our world right now. And there are a lot of ways to do it. You can read articles posted by your Facebook friends, or by the journalists you follow on Twitter.

    Regular price: $0.95