The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing ability to focus.”

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Here’s why people are stubborn and cling to old beliefs

Cognitive psychologist and neuroscientist at McGill University, Daniel Levitin, explains why people can be so stubborn when it comes to false beliefs. This behavior is illogical, Levitin says, and goes against rational thought. Learn more about what Levitin has to say on this topic in his latest book “A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age.”

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The Hidden Sign You’re Being Lied To

If you’re trying to figure out if your friend was truly sick–or just fibbing–when she canceled dinner plans at the last minute, see if she answers your questions with questions. Responding that way is a tell, says Daniel Levitin, PhD, a professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University and the author of the book, A Field Guide to Lies.

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Daniel Levitin warns you not to trust your gut online

Gone are the days of the newspaper of record and journalists acting as authenticity gatekeepers. In it’s place are tabloids that value immediacy over accuracy.

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This is your brain on information overload

With more and more information at our fingertips, the human brain is constantly sorting and filing an overwhelming amount of data…

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A Question of Consequence

It might be said that the most important question in business is “What is the other guy thinking?” Whether you’re Amazon, OPEC or Burger King, so much comes down to the answer.

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A neuroscientist shares a 10-minute trick to boost your productivity

I’ve been absolutely amazed by how much more productive and creative I am with Pandora’s Mozart or “classical guitar” station playing quietly in the background.

Curious as to what exactly was going on in my brain during these listening sessions, I reached out to Daniel Levitin, a cognitive neuroscientist and the author of “This is Your Brain on Music.”

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How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed

You’re not at your best when you’re stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion.

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How to think straight in the age of information overload

Here’s a figure to boggle the mind: we consume about 74 gigabytes — nine DVDs worth — of data every day. It’s amazing we’re able to process and make sense of it all. So how do you think straight in the age of information overload?

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Why it’s so hard to pay attention, explained by science.

Today, each of us individually generates more information than ever before in human history. Our world is now awash in an unprecedented volume of data. The trouble is, our brains haven’t evolved to be able to process it all.

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