Description : 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. The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we’re expected to make more—and faster—decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up. But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time. 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.
Description : Non-Commercial digital piracy has seen an unprecedented rise in the wake of the digital revolution; with wide-scale downloading and sharing of copyrighted media online, often committed by otherwise law-abiding citizens. Bringing together perspectives from criminology, psychology, business, and adopting a morally neutral stance, this book offers a holistic overview of this growing phenomenon. It considers its cultural, commercial, and legal aspects, and brings together international research on a range of topics, such as copyright infringement, intellectual property, music publishing, movie piracy, and changes in consumer behaviour. This book offers a new perspective to the growing literature on cybercrime and digital security. This multi-disciplinary book is the first to bring together international research on digital piracy and will be key reading for researchers in the fields of criminology, psychology, law and business.
Description : Previously Published as A Field Guide to Lies We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now. Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories. This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like “fringe theories,” “extreme views,” “alt truth,” and even “fake news” can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.
Description : It can take hours to research family history and it is easy to become inundated with stuff - paper records, recordings, photographs, notes, artifacts, and more information than one would imagine could ever exist. The usefulness of the collection is in the organization - using computers, archival boxes, files, and forms to help you put your hands on what you need when you need it. Also included, in this book, are instructions on the best ways to store and preserve one-of-a-kind family relics. Fifth in the National Genealogical Society's Guide series, The Organized Family Historian will follow the same user-friendly format that makes the other books helpful at any level of genealogical experience. The NGS offers readers 100 years of research and experience.
Description : THINK is "the idea" around belief, applied faith, concepts, innovation, creativity, strategy and long-term planning. Think is written to convey systematic methods of order and of strategic thinking, with the attempt to provoke the reader to develop a culture of deep nonconventional thoughts that are results and performance oriented and focused. “As a person thinks, so is he." So we are pushing behavioral changes that will ultimately bring about a different culture that promotes success, prosperity, health, security and wholeness.
Description : Do you ever ask yourself: "Will I ever lose this weight? Will I reach my goal?" How many times have you said to yourself: "This year I'm going to lose weight. This is absolutely it!" Indeed, these are sobering questions and statements. As a 300+ pound obese man caught in the grips of binge eating disorder, so far gone that everyone thought I was going to die, so down that even treatment centers didn't want me, so lost that I locked myself in my apartment with boxes of pizza, planning to eat myself to death, I can say without hesitation that I KNOW how painful it is to see ourselves overweight year after year, getting fatter as well as older, and with no indication that anything could change. Let me ask you a simple question: Given the chance, would you dive in and do whatever it took to achieve your weight loss goals? Wouldn't you like to find a system where you could lose one-to-three pounds daily and never gain the weight back? Well, I'm here to tell you that there IS hope! I escaped from the hellish prison of obesity and binge eating, and now my work is to carry the message to others that losing weight and keeping it off CAN be done, and that nothing will get you there quicker than water fasting, AND the implementation of a structured eating plan. Welcome to How to Lose 40 Pounds (Or More) in 30 Days With Water Fasting, a complete manual for fast and permanent weight loss. We will talk about water fasting, what it is, how it works and how it can help you lose weight faster than any other method known to man. I'll promptly give you a list of banned foods along with a shopping list and menu options to launch a 14-day pre-fasting diet, a simple but powerful calorie restriction regimen designed to kick start weight loss and detoxification - before the actual water fast begins. Hunger and fasting detox symptoms are discussed in detail and we'll look at a variety of tricks and mental techniques that can help you traverse the rough spots without throwing in the towel. We'll also talk about and look at various scientific studies which continue to provide proof that fasting and calorie restriction are beneficial for human health and quality of life. I'll talk about the spiritual side of fasting and outline a simple yet powerful way to tap into this mystery. Having completed the 14-day Pre-Fasting Preparation, you'll pick a date and prepare to launch a life-changing 30-day water fast. However, intermittent fasting options are given for those who may not be ready to go the distance yet. To accompany you through the water fast, I've put together 11 motivational messages that will encourage you as well as remind you of the material we covered in previous chapters. Furthermore, I'll explain in detail how to appropriately break a long-term fast. A 10-day 'breaking a fast' program is outlined which includes day-to-day instructions on what to drink and eat, what to avoid and how juicing fruits and vegetables can give the digestive system a tremendous boost after a prolonged fast. After the 10 days of re-feeding are completed, we'll move into the final phase which encompasses the introduction of a simple but effective long-term diet that can help you lose more fat as well as stabilize your weight for good. Furthermore, as part of this special edition book, you receive access to The Fasting Masterclass, a six-module, multimedia webinar in which the author talks about fasting from A to Z and provides plenty of motivation, encouragement and inspiration. You can download the material in video or audio format from inside the book. With all of this detailed content at your fingertips, and with the assistance of the mental tricks and techniques presented in this book, you are poised to break through barriers and achieve your weight loss goals once and for all.
Description : Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.
Description : A highly original theory of how the mind-brain works, based on the author's study of single neuronal cells. Color Figures from the book are now available online—click the title for more information.
Description : Agency has two meanings in psychology and neuroscience. It can refer to one's capacity to affect the world and act in line with one's goals and desires--this is the objective aspect of agency. But agency can also refer to the subjective experience of controlling one's actions, or how it feels to achieve one's goals or affect the world. This subjective aspect is known as the sense of agency, and it is an important part of what makes us human. Interest in the sense of agency has exploded since the early 2000s, largely because scientists have learned that it can be studied objectively through analyses of human judgment, behavior, and the brain. This book brings together some of the world's leading researchers to give structure to this nascent but rapidly growing field. The contributors address questions such as: What role does agency play in the sense of self? Is agency based on predicting outcomes of actions? And what are the links between agency and motivation? Recent work on the sense of agency has been markedly interdisciplinary. The chapters collected here combine ideas and methods from fields as diverse as engineering, psychology, neurology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind, making the book a valuable resource for any student or researcher interested in action, volition, and exploring how mind and brain are organized.