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Neuroscience in an Age of Information Overload

Presenter:

Dr. Daniel Levitin

Time:

1:08

Summary

Featuring Dr. Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist, musician, and author of bestselling books The Organized Mind, This Is Your Brain on Music, and The World in Six Songs. He will discuss how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to address the challenges of our daily lives.

Transcript

So, everyone, thanks for stopping by for another outstanding talk at Google. It's great to see so many attention-respectful Googlers here in the audience. We're taking a look today at something that's quite relevant to the daily life that we lead-- technology and organization. After all, we are here to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful, so they say. Today we're pleased to host Dr. Daniel Levitin. He's stopping by to assist us in this journey. He's the bestselling author of "The World In Six Songs" and "This Is Your Brain on Music." And today, he speaks to us about the organized mind, thinking straight in the age of information overload.


Taking views from neuroscience and from history, he takes the latest research in cognitive psychology and brings it to the masses in a book that's really quite interesting. So if you'll please join me in welcoming him to Google, we'll get started with the talk. Thank you.

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