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Topic Year Publication Keywords

Which kind of procrastinator are you?

Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2015

The Sum of Human Knowledge

The Wall Street Journal
September 18, 2015

Why is it so hard to pay attention, explained by science
September, 2015

“Cathy's Clown”—The Everly Brothers (1960)

Library of Congress
June 01, 2015

Commissioned essays for the Library of Congress.

Daniel Levitin on 'Thinking to Distraction'

The Big Issue
February 25, 2015

Multitasking does not work - and here's why

The Age
February 13, 2015

Multitasking is a powerful illusion

Business Day
February 06, 2015

Voices: Is multitasking really productive?

USA Today
January 23, 2015

Tutti i modi con cui il multitasking ci rovina (davvero) il cervello

January 21, 2015

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

The Guardian
January 18, 2015

Daniel J Levitin Q&A

The Guardian
January 18, 2015

‘The Organised Mind’, by Daniel J Levitin

Financial Times
January 16, 2015

Bluebirds' serenade: On singing out of tune

Ahram Online
January 03, 2015

The Organized Mind: How to better structure our time in the age of social media and constant distraction

The London School of Economics and Political Science
January 01, 2015

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

November 14, 2014

How to Be a Better Investor
November 11, 2014

Is it time for you to take a ‘digital detox’?

The Dallas Morning News
October 31, 2014

When Not to Multitask

Strategy Business
October 20, 2014

How Daydreaming Can Fix Your Brain

Mother Jones
October 15, 2014

Here's why your brain hurts — too much information and too many decisions

Ottawa Citizen
October 13, 2014

Here's why your brain hurts

Ottawa Citizen
October 13, 2014

Le Cerveau Organisé (The Organized Mind)

La Presse
October 10, 2014

The brain on overload: Myth of multitasking, significance of memory

Chicago Tribune
October 10, 2014

Learning how to organize information overload

Smoky Mountain News
October 08, 2014

The Band Goes Marching On

The Wall Street Journal
October 01, 2014

Neuroscientist Explains Why Multitasking is a Harmful Addiction

Paper Magazine
September 24, 2014

Chapin: Permission to daydream

Ottawa Citizen
September 19, 2014

McGillis on books: Daniel J. Levitin will help you think straight

The Montreal Gazette
September 17, 2014

How to take a break from email and stop check for new messages

O Globo
September 16, 2014

The Executive and the Daydreamer

Times Union
September 15, 2014

Neuroscience Provides Clues To Organization

The Washington Post
September 15, 2014

Can Our Brains Handle the Information Age?

September 14, 2014

Organized Self: Expert Neuroscience Tips For Using Your iPhone Most Effectively

September 12, 2014

What neuroscience tells us about getting organized

The Washington Post
September 08, 2014

Why we need to clear our cluttered minds

September 05, 2014

Glenn Gould In Rapture

Texas Public Radio
September 04, 2014

If You Want Better Business Solutions, Take More Vacations

Huffington Post
August 28, 2014

The Hub: The Organized Mind

Hub Magazine
August 25, 2014

Your brain has limited capacity: Here's how to maximize it

The Globe and Mail
August 24, 2014

Bringing order to our cluttered minds

Winnipeg Free Press
August 23, 2014

Daniel Levitin on Why Being Organized Is More Important Than Ever Before

Phoenix New Times
August 21, 2014

Take a vacation. Your brain will thank you

August 18, 2014

The Organized Mind' by Daniel J. Levitin

The Boston Globe
August 18, 2014

Ten Tips on Organizing Your Mind, from Dr. Daniel Levitin

The Wall Street Journal
August 18, 2014

Why leaders must learn to share

The Globe and Mail
August 17, 2014

Feed your brain

The American Lawyer
August 15, 2014

Why you need a vacation

Chicago Tribune
August 15, 2014

Hit the reset button to relax your brain

Tampa Bay Times
August 15, 2014

Book review: 'The Organized Mind' by Daniel J. Levitin

The Wall Street Journal
August 15, 2014

Your brain on: Music

August 13, 2014

Neural nostalgia: Why do we love the music we heard as teenagers?

August 12, 2014

Books by the Bay
August 11, 2014

Vacation for Your Brain

August 11, 2014

Vacations Are Good for You and Good for Your Employer
August 11, 2014

“Hit The Reset Button In Your Brain” - Dan’s recent NYT Op-Ed

The New York Times
August 09, 2014

Digital-age dilemma: How to cope with information overload
August 06, 2014

The Organized Librarian: An Interview with Daniel J. Levitin
August 06, 2014

The Organized Mind book review

Library Journal
July 16, 2014

The Science Behind Your Taste in Music
July 14, 2014

Here's proof music can do more than just make you feel good

Huffington Post
June 24, 2014

The organized mind: Thinking straight in the age of information overload

Publishers Weekly
June 23, 2014

The organized mind: Thinking straight in the age of information overload

June 11, 2014

The organized mind: Thinking straight in the age of information overload

May 23, 2014

For those psychologists about to rock…

The Psychologist (UK)
May 01, 2014

Poll says contemporary music is terrible – but everyone always thinks that

NY Times
April 09, 2014

Book Review: 'Mindwise' by Nicholas Epley

The Wall Street Journal
February 21, 2014

Listen and learn: Music for the brain

Sydney Morning Herald
February 08, 2014

The year ahead in books

Los Angeles Times
January 03, 2014

Retailers fine-tune music to reflect brand, make you want to shop

The Wall Street Journal
December 11, 2013

Music as medicine

American Psychological Association
November 01, 2013

Het brein maakt de muziek (The brain makes the music) Book Review, The Netherlands
October 22, 2013

Has the internet really killed creative arts?

Complex Tech
October 15, 2013

Music as medicine

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
October 11, 2013

How technology captures music's soothing power

The Sydney Morning Herald
October 10, 2013

Striking the write chord

Deccan Chronicle (India)
October 09, 2013

Music & How It Impacts Your Brain, Emotions

October 08, 2013

Invitatie la lectura

October 08, 2013

A Return To Participatory Oral Traditions In Music Education (American Music Teacher, The)

Hispanic Business
October 01, 2013

Music & how it impacts your brain, emotions

Psych Central
August 12, 2013

Harmony makes for happiness

Independent Online (South Africa)
August 02, 2013

Ode to joy

July 25, 2013

The doctor will sing to you now: Music therapy and the coming rise of minstrel medicine

National Post (Canada)
July 02, 2013

The power of music

The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
June 22, 2013

Pulitzer-winning poet, mystery addict: Sharon Olds

The Boston Globe
April 26, 2013

This is your brain on music
April 15, 2013

Study: There Seems to Be a Universal Brain Response to Music

The Atlantic
April 11, 2013

Music as medicine has huge potential, study suggests

Huffington Post
April 01, 2013

Music increases killer cell counts and lowers levels of stress hormone cortisol

Science World Report
April 01, 2013

Music as medicine has huge potential, study suggests: McGill University researchers sought patterns in 400 published researcher papers

CBC News
April 01, 2013

Classical music being used to keep loiterers moving

Canton Repository (Ohio)
March 31, 2013

How to Handel loiterers? Give 'em a blast of the classics

The Columbus Dispatch.
March 24, 2013

Jamais sans Vanessa, Hendrix, Bieber

Le Devoir (Canada)
February 22, 2013

Estudiar música no mejora el coeficiente intelectual

La Nación
February 19, 2013

Muziekles om kind slimmer te maken is geldverspilling

Goed Gevoel (Belgium)
February 18, 2013

Learning instrument does not make children more intelligent, experts claim

The Telegraph (UK)
February 18, 2013

Music lessons to boost your child's academic achievements 'are a waste of money,' scientists say

The Mail (UK)
February 18, 2013

Experts say studying music will not make you better at other things

The Irish Times
February 18, 2013

The Day I Met Charles Schulz

The Daily Beast
February 12, 2013

Essay: Memory and the self

The Atlantic
December 31, 2012

Vom nachttisch geräumt

Berliner Zeitung
July 16, 2012

Musical rhythms: The science of being slightly off

July, 2012

Far-reaching math equation used to ID classical composers

The Vancouver Sun
February 21, 2012

Fractal Musical Rhythms

February 20, 2012

A Sound Check For the Ages [Review of Harnessed by Mark Changizi]

The Wall Street Journal
October 12, 2011

"Harnessed" By Mark Changizi, reviewed by Daniel J. Levitin in the Wall Street Journal's Bookshelf

Heal Thyself [Review of Your Medical Mind by Jerome Groopman & Pamela Hartzband]

New York Times
October 09, 2011

"Heal Thyself"

To Tug Hearts, Music First Must Tickle the Neurons

New York Times
April 18, 2011

Culture Lab

Why your brain craves Beethoven
New Scientist
October 29, 2010

The neuroscientist was Daniel Levitin was joined onstage by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and its conductor, Edwin Outwater. Together they took the audience a guided tour of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

Vacation reading

Composed: A Memoir by Rosanne Cash. Viking: 2010
Nature, 466, 563-566
July 28, 2010

Recent reviewers suggest good books to refresh your mind this summer — from a cultural history of piracy to a scientific tour of the boulevards of Paris.

This is Your Brain Creating and Recording Music

Tape Op Magazine
November, 2009

The World in Six Songs by Daniel Levitin

The Sunday Times review by Bee Wilson
The Sunday Times
March 29, 2009

The Sunday Times review by Bee Wilson: an attempt to answer the enthralling question of why and how humans needed music to evolve

Brain Trust

Music, memory and mistakes: Top neuroscientists explain how the mind copes in a chaotic world.
Discover Magazine
March 01, 2009

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings - Book Review

Essays in Philosophy
December, 2008

Dr. Levitin published this book of readings for his cognition class at McGill. Read a review of his book from "Essays in Philosophy" attached as a pdf. Click here to purchase a copy from Amazon.

Sing, brain, sing

September, 2008

Brain Candy [Review of the book Human: The science behind what makes us unique, by Michael Gazzaniga]

The New York Times Sunday Book Review, 5
August 22, 2008

Daniel Levitin, meet your dream reader

Blog on Library Journal
July 30, 2008

Notes from the underground: A newspaper columnist recounts his unlikely friendship with a homeless musician [A review of The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music, by Steve Lopez]

The Washington Post Sunday Book Review
July 20, 2008

A review of The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steven Lopez.

Another musical mystery tour

Brain, 131, 890-894
March, 2008

The music illusion

New Scientist
February 23, 2008

Scholars speak on influence of Beatles

The Stanford Daily
February 22, 2008

Musique en tête

February, 2008

This is Your Brain on Music: Understanding a human obsession

Times Higher Education
January 17, 2008

A review of This is Your Brain on Music

The future of science is ... art?

Seed Magazine
January 16, 2008

A head for music

Reverb Magazine
January, 2008

A review of This is Your Brain on Music.

Where do the goosebumps come from?

Advance Newsmagazine
December, 2007

Singing in the brain

The Union-Tribune
November 15, 2007

A rock n' roll state of mind

Innovation Canada
November 2007

Dancing in the seats

The New York Times
October 26, 2007

Harmony of the hemispheres

October 20, 2007

Mozart, Madonna and the mind

The Herald
October 16, 2007

This is what happens when pop meets policy

The McGill Tribune
October 10, 2007

De rockeur à chercheur (French)

Dernière Heure
September 14, 2007

How Music Works

NOW Magazine
September 06, 2007

Born to play?

The Sunday Times
September 02, 2007

An excerpt from This is Your Brain on Music

If there was a tuba soloist, there would be tuba groupies

Washington Post
September 02, 2007

The science of music

The Sunday Times
September 02, 2007

It was 40 years ago today [Op Ed]

The Washington Post
June 01, 2007

Science and song

Oregon Quarterly
June, 2007

Your Local Bookstore #2

Stereophile Magazine
June, 2007

A review of This is Your Brain on Music.

With a song in his head

Stanford Magazine
May, 2007

The Seed Salon: The singer/songwriter and the neuroscientist meet up to discuss music

April 30, 2007

The beat goes on - in the brain

The Syndey Morning Herald
April 19, 2007

Music under the microscope

Rolling Stone Magazine
March 22, 2007

Rockin' Boffin

The Sunday Telegraph
March 18, 2007

Culture dish

Litmus Magazine
March 05, 2007

Review of This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

Essays in Philosophy
January, 2007

Music of the hemispheres

The New York Times
December 31, 2006

Telescopes of the mind

The Agonist
December 31, 2006

More than auditory cheesecake

November 22, 2006

A review of This is Your Brain on Music

Counting the beat

New Zealand Listener Magazine
November 11, 2006

Time after time
October 11, 2006

Susan Rogers: The grad student formerly known as

McGill Reporter
September 07, 2006

This is your brain on music: The science of music, the purpose of music

Seattle Times
September 01, 2006

A book review of This is Your Brain on Music

The music of my mind: A neuroscientist examines the recipe for listening ecstasy

Paste Magazine
September, 2006

Between the covers

Hamptons Independent
August 23, 2006

A book review of This is Your Brain on Music

Music makes your brain happy
August 23, 2006

He's rocking the world of neuroscience. Author explores how the brain processes music

The Boston Globe
August 20, 2006

5 Fun Facts

People Magazine
August 14, 2006

"5 Fun Facts" from Dr. Levitin's book, This is Your Brain on Music

Music on Your Mind

The Globe and Mail
July 29, 2006

A book review of This is Your Brain on Music

It's only rock n' roll (jazz, funk, opera, etc.), but I like it

Berklee Times
June, 2006

A book review of This is Your Brain on Music.

Beat Science

Washington City Paper
May 12, 2006

Interview with Susan Rogers
May 09, 2006

An interview with Susan Rogers, a former student of the Levitin lab.

From physical rehab rooms to symphony, delsus biosensor gives insight into human emotions

Genetic Engineering News
April 24, 2006

Wired for emotion

the Toronto Star
April 23, 2006

A new kind of experimental music

The Boston Globe
April 16, 2006

Plugged into Mozart: CIRMMT research looks to unlock the mysteries of music

McGill Reporter
April 13, 2006

Under the influence of music: Music on the brain

April 13, 2006

Culture vulture: Lockhart's electrifying performance

Salt Lake Tribune
April 11, 2006

Name the tone: people with perfect pitch identify musical notes as easily as they tell black from white

The Hartford Courant
April 11, 2006

Verkabelte Zuhörer und Orchestermusiker (German)

Codex flores
April 11, 2006

Des chercheurs mesurent les réactions émotionelles ressenties en concert (French)

La Presse
April 10, 2006

Conductor, orchestra wired for brain study

USA Today
April 09, 2006

Dirigentens påverkan undersöks (Swedish)

Östgöta Correspondenten
April 09, 2006

Kids feel the magic of music at BSO concert

Boston Herald
April 09, 2006

Looking for the soul of music

Stereophile Magazine
April 09, 2006

Audience plugged in at Boston symphony

The Globe and Mail
April 08, 2006

Conductor, orchestra wired for brain study

Associated Press
April 08, 2006

Using tech to measure musical emotion

NewsFactor Magazine
April 06, 2006

Känslan av musik ska mätas (Swedish)

Svenska Dagbladet
April 05, 2006

Measuring emotion at the symphony

The Boston Globe
April 05, 2006

Scientists attempt to measure emotional responses to Boston symphony

April 05, 2006

Striking a chord for science at Boston matinee

Montreal Gazette
April 04, 2006

Dutton absorbs Pi Press

Publishers Weekly
February 02, 2006

Astral launches '' -- Musical web service

January 06, 2006

This article is about the licensing of the laboratory's research on musical preferences.

Forum - Vous détestez la musique? C'est génétique

Le Devoir
November 16, 2005

Waging a war for talent

Maclean's Magazine
November 06, 2005

Proposing a score for the music business

Montreal Gazette
October 24, 2005

Sight and hearing meet in music study: Do musicians' visual antics affect our music appreciation?

Edmonton Journal
June 10, 2005

Why is it better to face the music?

Montreal Gazette
June 04, 2005

New horizons in music cognition

Yale Scientific
June, 2005

Canadian entertainment at a glance

Resource News International
March 10, 2005

McGill academic offers plan to end file swapping

Guelph Mercury
March 10, 2005

Would you pay 5 cents for a song?

The Globe and Mail
March 09, 2005

A mind for music: Daniel Levitin's journey from rock to research

McGill Alumni News
August, 2004

Psychology professor moonlights as cartoonist

McGill Alumnilife
March 25, 2004

Reading revolution: understanding dyslexia with science

May, 2003

The singing syndrome

The Globe and Mail
January 11, 2003

Saying it with music

University Affairs
January, 2003

Daniel Levitin - La musique pour maître à penser (French)

November 02, 2002

Looking for genetic perfection

BBC News
January 29, 2002

Researchers seeking secret of perfect pitch; Scientists hope to identify gene for rare musical skill

Chicago Sun-Times
January 20, 2002

Study hunts for clues to perfect pitch

The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 15, 2002

Noting the perfect pitch

San Francisco Chronicle
January 14, 2002

The healing power of music

Montreal Gazette
December 08, 2001

The Biology of ... Perfect Pitch: Name That Tone

Discover Magazine
December, 2001

Music, the Brain, and Williams Syndrome

The Scientist
November 26, 2001

Rhythm of life

New Scientist
August 04, 2001

Our gang

The Globe and Mail
June 15, 2001

Thought du jour from The Globe and Mail

Social studies: A daily miscellany of information by Michael Kesterton

The Globe and Mail
June 15, 2001

Perfect pitch

Classic FM Magazine
May, 2001

Two paths to genius: Without hard work, musical talent is nothing

New Brunswick Telegraph Journal
April 07, 2001

Dr. rock n' roll

The Globe and Mail
March 12, 2001

Un musicien dans la labo (French)

Le Devoir
February 05, 2001

Mind over muse? Is music more perspiration or inspiration?

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) News Release
January 18, 2001

La musique: fruit d'un dur labeur ou d'élan d'inspiration? Triomphe de l'intellect sur le genie créateur? (French)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) News Release
January 18, 2001

Exploring the musical brain

Scientific American
January, 2001

Music on the brain

Time Magazine
June 05, 2000

Popping into the mind

Montreal Gazette
April 10, 2000

Psychologist of music, rock band record producer Daniel Levitin joins McGil University psychology department

Ascribe News
April 07, 2000

UCSD prof makes a hard pitch for perfect pitch

San Diego Union-Tribune
December 12, 1999

Striking the right note

New Scientist
December 04, 1999

Many born with perfect pitch but lose it, study suggests

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 14, 1999

Study: Many born with perfect pitch but lose it

Austin American-Statesman
November 07, 1999


San Jose Mercury News
November 06, 1999

Study links perfect pitch to tonal language

New York Times
November 05, 1999

Musical prodigy highlights convention convened to explore rare syndrome

Associated Press newswires
July 08, 1998

Rare disorder may be the key to rare musical gift

Star-Tribune Newspaper of the Twin Cities Mpls.-St. Paul
July 08, 1998

Carpenters music bio is built on music

The Dallas Morning News
December 03, 1997