Take 15 Series Interview Recorded 13 May 2019
Mind over Matter: Staying Organized in the Age of Information Overload
The Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.
About the Speaker(s)
Daniel Levitin is an award-winning scientist, musician, writer, and record producer. As a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in music perception and cognition, he is attributed with fundamentally changing the way scientists think about auditory memory. Dr. Levitin is the author of the No. 1 bestsellers "This Is Your Brain on Music", "The World in Six Songs", and "The Organized Mind", and his TED talks have been viewed more than 18 million times. His writing has appeared in Grammy, Billboard, scientific journals, and audio magazines worldwide. Before becoming a neuroscientist, Dr. Levitin worked as a session musician, sound engineer, and record producer, working with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Santana, The Grateful Dead, and Blue Oyster Cult. He also worked as a standup comedian and a joke writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Dr. Levitin received a BA in cognitive psychology and cognitive science from Stanford University and a PhD in psychology from the University of Oregon.