The Organized Mind

Author by : Daniel Levitin
Language : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 45
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Description : Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times bestselling book The Organized Mind. 'The Organized Mind is smart, important, and as always, exquisitely written' - Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness Overwhelmed by demands on your time? Baffled by the sheer volume of data? You're not alone: modern society is in a state of information overload. The Organized Mind investigates this phenomenon and the effect it has on us, analysing how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age. The twenty-first century sees us drowning under emails, forever juggling six tasks at once and trying to make complex decisions ever more quickly. Using a combination of academic research and examples from daily life, neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin explains how to take back control of your life. This book will take you through every aspect of modern life, from healthcare to online dating to raising kids, showing that the secret to success is always organization. Levitin's research is surprising, powerful and will change the way you see the world. It's time to learn why there's no such thing as multitasking, why email is so addictive and why all successful people need a junk drawer. In a world where information is power, The Organized Mind holds the key to harnessing that information and making it work for you. Dr. Daniel J. Levitin has a PhD in Psychology, training at Stanford University Medical School and UC Berkeley. He is the author of the No. 1 bestseller This Is Your Brain On Music (Dutton, 2006), published in nineteen languages, and The World in Six Songs (Dutton, 2008) which hit the bestseller lists in its first week of release. Currently he is a James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.


Weaponized Lies

Author by : Daniel J. Levitin
Language : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 17
Total Download : 253
File Size : 43,7 Mb
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Description : Previously Published as A Field Guide to Lies We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling 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. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories. This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like “fringe theories,” “extreme views,” “alt truth,” and even “fake news” can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.


This Is Your Brain On Music

Author by : Daniel J. Levitin
Language : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 33
Total Download : 673
File Size : 45,5 Mb
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Description : Explores the relationship between the mind and music by drawing on recent findings in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to discuss topics such as the sources of musical tastes and the brain's responses to music.


Weaponized Lies Deluxe

Author by : Daniel J. Levitin
Language : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 88
Total Download : 388
File Size : 43,6 Mb
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Description : This deluxe eBook (previously published as A Field Guide to Lies Deluxe) features six videos from Daniel Levitin, with more examples, anecdotes, and added visual guides. We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling 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. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories. This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like "fringe theories," "extreme views," "alt truth," and even "fake news" can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.


Rethinking Research And Professional Practices In Terms Of Relationality Subjectivity And Power

Author by : Kerry H. Robinson
Language : en
Publisher by : Bentham Science Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 13
Total Download : 163
File Size : 41,5 Mb
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Description : Queer and Subjugated Knowledges: generating subversive Imaginaries makes an invaluable contribution to gender and sexuality studies, engaging with queer theory to reconceptualize everyday interactions. the scholars in this book respond to J. Halberstam's call to engage in alternative imaginings to reconceptualize forms of being, the production of knowledge, and envisage a world with different sites for justice and injustice. the recent work of cultural theorist, Judith Halberstam, makes new investments in the notion of the counter-hegemonic, the subversive and the alternative. for Halberstam, the alternative resides in a creative engagement with subjugated histories, an ecstatic investment in the subcultural and a defiant refusal of a dominant model of theory. Working across Rhetoric and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Television and Media Studies, Animation, Sociology, History, Social Policy, Childhood Studies, Education, and Cultural Geography, this unique interdisciplinary text aimed at academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students provides challenging new frameworks for generating knowledge.


Adobe Acrobat 5 Pdf Bible

Author by : Ted Padova
Language : en
Publisher by : Wiley
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
Total Download : 578
File Size : 44,8 Mb
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Description : With 100% of what you need to know about Adobe Acrobat and PDF, this critically acclaimed, authoritative reference has now been completely updated and enhanced to cover the powerful new release of Adobe Acrobat.


Growing Up Absurd

Author by : Paul Goodman
Language : en
Publisher by : New York Review of Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 45
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File Size : 40,8 Mb
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Description : Paul Goodman’sGrowing Up Absurdwas a runaway bestseller when it was first published in 1960 and it became one of the defining texts of the nascent New Left. Goodman, at the time well into middle age, was a maverick anarchist who broke every mold, and did it brilliantly—he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist, among a host of other things—and the book’s success established him as one of America’s most unusual and trenchant critics, combining vast learning, an astute mind, utopian sympathies, and a wonderfully hands-on way with words. Growing Up Absurdtakes the crisis of disaffected youth as indicative of the crisis within the culture at large, which Goodman describes as being run by corporations that provide employment (when they do) but not work in any meaningful sense, work that engages body and soul. Disaffected youth was in this sense at the forefront of a disruption of a social order that was, if not directly politically repressive, humanly repressive, stifling the real human potential which, surely, a good society would serve to unleash, encourage, and pass on.


Getting Organized At Work 24 Lessons For Setting Goals Establishing Priorities And Managing Your Time

Author by : Kenneth Zeigler
Language : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 96
Total Download : 787
File Size : 40,8 Mb
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Description : “Why are you doing what you're doing when you're doing it?” If you can account for one-hundred percent of time spent in the workplace, you're more organized than most people; if not, you need to rethink your day. Getting Organized at Work provides 24 proven tips, tools, and strategies that will help you analyze your use of time, root out inefficiencies, and change bad habits. Address the practical, realistic challenges inside and you'll soon see measurable differences in your productivity. This constructive, high-speed guide offers all the information you'll need to: Organize and prioritize the elements of your day Develop and use a master list to keep your mind clear and the work flowing Set realistic goals by anticipating unplanned, time-wasting obstacles Plan, schedule, and conduct meetings so you don't waste your-and everyone else's-precious time Convert your telephone and email inboxes from time-wasters into time-savers These simple tips will help you eliminate confusion and work more efficently. Before you know it, you’ll be getting more done in less time, and ending each day more satisfied than you thought possible. Getting Organized at Work is the first step to creating a career-boosting time-management system, the benefits of which you’ll enjoy for years to come.


I Of The Vortex

Author by : Rodolfo R. Llin's
Language : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 729
File Size : 53,9 Mb
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Description : A highly original theory of how the mind-brain works, based on the author's study of single neuronal cells. Color Figures from the book are now available online—click the title for more information.