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Rapt : attention and the focused life

Author: Winifred Gallagher
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
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Acclaimed behavioral science writer Gallagher makes the radical argument that the quality of a life largely depends on what and how one chooses to pay attention. "Rapt" yields fresh insights into the nature of reality and what it means to be fully alive.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winifred Gallagher
ISBN: 9781594202100 1594202109
OCLC Number: 233549417
Description: 244 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pay attention: your life depends on it --
Inside out: feelings frame focus --
Outside in: what you see is what you get --
Nature: your focal compass --
Nurture: this is your brain on attention --
Relationships: attending to different worlds --
Productivity: in the (work) zone --
Decisions: focusing illusions --
Creativity: an eye for detail --
Focus interruptus --
Disordered attention --
Motivation: the carrot on the stick --
Health: energy goes where attention flows --
Meaning: attending to what matters most.
Responsibility: Winifred Gallagher.
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Acclaimed behavioral science writer Gallagher makes the radical argument that the quality of a life largely depends on what and how one chooses to pay attention. "Rapt" yields fresh insights into the nature of reality and what it means to be fully alive.

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