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Rapt : attention and the focused life

Author: Winifred Gallagher; Laural Merlington
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2009.
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher makes the argument that the quality of your life largely depends on what you choose to pay attention to and how you choose to do it. Gallagher grapples with provocative questions--Can we train our focus? What's different about the way creative people pay attention? Why do we often zero in on the wrong factors when making big decisions?--driving us to reconsider what we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Nonfiction
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Winifred Gallagher; Laural Merlington
ISBN: 9781423393207 1423393201
OCLC Number: 318090710
Notes: In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
"Unabridged"--Container.
"Psychology"--Container.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Laural Merlington.
Description: 7 audio discs (7 hr., 51 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction: Choosing the focused life --
Pay attention: your life depends on it --
Inside out: feelings frame focus --
Outside in: what you see is what you get --
Nature: born to focus --
Nurture: this is your brain on attention --
Relationships: attending to different worlds --
Productivity: work zone --
Decisions: focusing illusions --
Creativity: an eye for detail --
Focus interruptus --
Disordered attention --
Motivation: eyes on the prize --
Health: energy goes where attention flows --
Meaning: attending to what matters most.
Series Title: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Responsibility: Winifred Gallagher.

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Behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher makes the argument that the quality of your life largely depends on what you choose to pay attention to and how you choose to do it. Gallagher grapples with provocative questions--Can we train our focus? What's different about the way creative people pay attention? Why do we often zero in on the wrong factors when making big decisions?--driving us to reconsider what we think we know about attention.

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