24 Aug 2015

Odd Spot: Daniel Levitin: "The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in an Age of Information Overload"


Daniel Levitin is a neuroscientist who has published a book called "The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in an Age of Information Overload". His talk to Google employees was video recorded & uploaded to Youtube. He elaborates on three themes, one singularly important, which is that there is no such thing as multitasking - the brain can only do one thing at a time. Another is that decisions, even the most trivial, take energy, i.e. use glucose. So avoid trivial decision making or leave it to the afternoon when you're tired e.g. what email to look at when.
Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR1TNEHRY-U
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