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Daniel J. Levitin was born on December 27, 1957 in San Francisco, California. He studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and music at the Berkley College of Music before dropping out of college to become a record producer and professional musician. He returned to näytä lisää school in his thirties, where he studied cognitive psychology/cognitive science, receiving a B.A. from Stanford University in 1992 and a M.Sc. in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Oregon. He is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, and author. He runs the Levitin Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise at McGill University. He has published extensively in scientific journals and music trade magazines such as Grammy and Billboard. He is also the author of several books including This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, and The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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I thought this would be a heavy read, to be tackled in small bites, but I was ultimately quite drawn in and charged through at the end. The body lays out the evidence for the things most likely to improve quality and length of life. The final chapter is worth rereading to fix those things in the mind and hopefully to motivate and set course adjustments.
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BBrookes | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 14, 2023 |
Anecdote after anecdote, little substance, and (it seemed to me) confusion of some concepts
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kenshin79 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 25, 2023 |
On page 60 of this book the author writes "On Paula Abdul's Straight Up there is so much going on, it is difficult to describe it in words" Yet, he spends the rest of the page doing just that . It's a tactic Levitin uses throughout the book, and it just doesn't work. You simply can not appreciate a song by reading about it. Music is something that must be heard to be enjoyed. Levitin raises some interesting arguments and I believe that as a lecture, with audio, this might be a interesting presentation. As a book, it just doesn't cut it.… (lisätietoja)
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kevinkevbo | 63 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 14, 2023 |
This was a book I had to read for school and now I finally remembered to actually review it.

We live in a world that is full of lies and fake news. We have news outlets who claim the other is wrong. What is a person to believe. Weaponized Lies reminds the reader of all the things an educated person should do to "break through the noise." How do we gauge authority? What are trusted sources? It was an informative and relatively quick read (when I wasn't working on a project for it.)

I shared it with my co-worker who eats, sleeps, and breathes this stuff. I think he enjoyed it more than I did. Still, it's an important read for all people in today's world!!
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msgabbythelibrarian | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 11, 2023 |



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