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The organized mind Thinking straight in the age of information overload

Author: Daniel J Levitin
Publisher: [London] : Penguin Books, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling book The Organized Mind. 'Thought-provoking and practical ... Good advice based on sound neuroscientific principles' Sunday Times 'Impressively wide-ranging and thoughtful. There are fascinating facts and examples throughout' Wall Street Journal 'Deservedly a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Levitin
ISBN: 9780241965788 0241965780
OCLC Number: 990041490
Description: 496 s

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Demonstrates how easily we are bamboozled by statistical tricks, making his points with pithy stories. This book helps you to learn how we got here and why smart organization improves our memories  Read more...

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Already deservedly a bestseller... The Organized Mind is from the school of Daniel Kahneman but it earns its keep. Levitin demonstrates how easily we are bamboozled by statistical tricks in medicine, Read more...

 
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