Mini #1: Your Brain on Music

What does music do for us? Dr. Dan Levitin and Ned talk about how our brains interpret music, why we find it so captivating, and what all those piano lessons really did for us when we were younger. Dr. Levitin is a neuroscientist and top researcher into how our brains interpret music. He is the author of several #1 best-selling books including, This is Your Brain on Music, and his latest, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.

Link mentioned in show:

Daniel Levitin’s book, This Is Your Brain on Music: http://daniellevitin.com/publicpage/books/this-is-your-brain-on-music/

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Ep 1 Exploration of Distraction

In this episode, Dr. Hallowell explores a few modern-day distractions with the help of several guests, including Dr. Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist and the author of The Organized Mind. Learn why humans are so easily distracted, the most common distractions, and how to stay focused. You’ll also get some advice that just might save your life.

What distracts you? Send us your thoughts and questions to [email protected] and you might be included in a future episode.

Show Notes:

Highway safety laws: http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/bystate/index.html

The Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin: http://www.daniellevitin.com/theorganizedmind/

Closing music from [email protected]: https://www.focusatwill.com/

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ADHD Expert Dr. Hallowell Introduces Distraction

ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell welcomes you to his new podcast Distraction, a show that will explore ways to manage the crazy-busy world of modern life and offer advice and insight that will help you combat everyday distractions, stress, and anxiety.  Hear from Dr. Hallowell, an authority on distraction, about the interviews, experts, and self-help topics he will cover in his show, subjects all of us can relate and those that are especially relevant to ADD/ADHD community.

Show Notes:

Meet Dr. Hallowell 

Books by Dr. Hallowell

The Hallowell Centers

 

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Why Are People Distracted?

A cartoon on the October cover of The New Yorker a few years ago showed trick-or-treaters knocking on a front door while their parents waited at curbside, all with their heads down, checking their smartphones. Was this so-called “screen-sucking,”...

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