Daniel J. Levitin



Daniel J. Levitin runs the Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise at McGill University, where he holds the Bell Chair in the Psychology of Electronic Communication. Before becoming a neuroscientist, he worked as a session musician, sound engineer and record producer. He has written extensively both in scientific journals and music trade magazines such as Grammy and Billboard.

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This Is Your Brain on Music...

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The Organized Mind: Thinkin...

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The World in Six Songs

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A Field Guide to Lies: Crit...

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Successful Aging: A Neurosc...

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Foundations of Cognitive Ps...

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From Demo Tape to Record De...

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“Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human ancestors for speech communication and for the very cognitive, representational flexibility necessary to become humans.”
Daniel J. Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

“The neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks goes one further: If you’re working on two completely separate projects, dedicate one desk or table or section of the house for each. Just stepping into a different space hits the reset”
Daniel J. Levitin, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

“As the old saying goes, a man with one watch always knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never sure.”
Daniel J. Levitin, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload



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