Wednesday April 01, 2015

Daniel Levitin on how to organize your overstimulated mind

Do you wrestle with nagging voices about what else you should have accomplished at work? Do you feel forgetful? Do you feel guilty about daydreaming? 

If you're nodding your head, you're not alone. McGill neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, author of The Organized Mind, tells guest host Sean Rameswaram that our constant exposure to modern technology is rewiring our brains -- and not for the better. 

In a conversation from the Best of Q, Levitin explains how constant multitasking is actually making us less efficient, and that our overstimulated brains are struggling to spot useful information in a sea of noise.