In 2011, Americans took in five times as much information every day as they did in 1986 - the equivalent of 175 newspapers. The information age is drowning us in a deluge of data, and understanding the way our brains organize information is more important than ever before. In THE ORGANIZED MIND: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD uses the latest in neuroscience to teach us how to organize our lives-from the junk drawer to the overflowing email inbox. THE ORGANIZED MIND shows us how to work with the architecture that exists in our brains in order to lead less stressful, productive, and happy lives.
In the book you can learn:
* The most important thing to work on to organize your mind.
* How HSP's-highly successful people such as politicians, rockstars, and CEOs-successfully organize their lives.
* Why it is that we lose some things more often than others-we lose our keys more often than our cars; we lose shoes and sweaters more often than pants.
* The scientific reasons for why multi-tasking is bad
* Why taking time for daydreaming is more important than ever in the digital world.
* Why getting a good night's sleep is crucial to forming accurate memories
* Why more information is not always better when making an important decision such as buying a house or car, or even choosing who to date-in fact it can lead to poorer decisions.
* How and why the emphasis of education must change, now that the world's information is always at the tip of our fingers.
* Why having a junk drawer is a good thing, and what your junk drawer says about you.
* Why doctors often give contradictory or incomplete information about medical problems such as prostate cancer, and what you can do to take charge of your own health care.