New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details.
First off, I am a big fan of using the Blinkist app. It allows you to gain key insights from thousands of bestselling nonfiction books which are transformed into extracts you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes on the go. I have turned some morning commutes into personal development opportunities through the app, and so far it’s great.
March’s book of the month is ‘The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload’, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I discussed recently how I felt we had entered a golden age of recruitment thanks to new streams of data, and I feel as though we entered the ‘information age’ some time ago too.
With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives. This Is Your Brain on Music showed how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows how to navigate the churning flood of information in the twenty-first century with the same neuroscientific perspective.