24
Friday
Oct
2014
Knox Sanctuary120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
6:30pm

Thinking Straight in the
Age of Information Overload
with Daniel J. Levitin

Hosted by The Ottawa Citizen's Kate Heartfield
"Levitin’s fascinating tour of the mind helps us better understand the ways we process and structure our experiences.
— Publishers Weekly
Daniel J. Levitin - Photo courtesy of Arsenio Coroa

October 23: Sadly, in the wake of yesterday's tragic events, Daniel Levitin has decided not to come to Ottawa and has cancelled his event. Full refunds will be available from point of purchase. 

 

The information age is drowning us in an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we’re expected to make more—and faster—decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average person reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up.


But somehow certain people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use these methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces and lives.

 

Join us for a conversation on new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory and how it can be applied to daily life. His practical suggestions call for relatively minor changes that require little effort but could have remarkable long-term benefits for mental and physical health, productivity and creativity.

 

In This Is Your Brain on Music, he showed us how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows us how to navigate the churning flow of information in our daily lives with the same neuroscientific perspective.

 

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