Dr. Daniel J. Levitin has a PhD in Psychology, training at Stanford University Medical School and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the No. 1 bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music (Dutton, 2006), published in nineteen languages, and the bestsellers The World in Six Songs (Dutton, 2008) and The Organized Mind (Viking, 2014). Currently he is a James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
In a post-truth world, Levitin's book is an invaluable primer on
how to sort the fact from the fiction * Sunday Times *
The world is awash with data, but not always with accurate information. [Levitin] does a terrific job of illustrating the difference between the two with precision and delightful good humour -- Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Economics
Deservedly a bestseller -- Independent on 'The Organized Mind'
Smart, important, exquisitely written -- Daniel Gilbert on 'The Organized Mind'
The Organized Mind is the perfect antidote to the effects of information overload. Loved it. -- Scott Turow, New York Times bestselling author of 'Identical' and 'Innocent' on 'The Organized Mind'
Daniel Levitin's field guide is a critical thinking primer for our shrill, data-drenched age. From the way averages befuddle to the logical fallacies that sneak by us, every page is enlightening -- Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better
Valuable tools for anyone willing to evaluate claims and get to the truth of the matter * Kirkus Reviews *
As a lucid guide to critical thinking about statistics, information and assertion it is profoundly welcome * Observer *