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Book Review:
Infomania - How to Clear the Mind

One of life’s great pleasures is to crack open a book by a well-known author, and find it not only meets, but surpasses one’s expectations. So is the case with Daniel Levitin’s The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.

This book takes a fascinating look at how the brain works, and how in this age of infomania we can use external methods to put ourselves in the here and now of doing what we need to be doing. This is why electronic calendars and to-do lists can work so well; why successful people like Paul Simon write down their pertinent or extraneous thoughts, and why the author, like George Lucas, jots his on index cards.

It’s not that they (or you or I) can’t process bunches of information, or park those thoughts or to-do lists in our heads; it’s that the brain doesn’t immediately classify information according to importance. As Professor Levitin explains: “Our brains do have the ability to process the information we take in, but at a cost: We have trouble separating the trivial from the important, and all this information processing makes us tired... 

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