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The Distracted Mind

Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World

By Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen
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The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World by Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen

The Distracted Mind (2016) explains the basic structures of the brain and questions how well it can function in a world stuffed full of high-tech gadgets and constant distractions. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, it offers practical solutions for how to resist all these distractions and regain focus.

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“What you pay attention to in each moment has a crucial impact on your ability to be happy. These blinks explain why our brains are so susceptible to distraction and what you can do each day to regain control over your attention.”

– Vincent, Data Analyst & Mindfulness Ambassador at Blinkist

  • Anyone struggling to keep focused at work
  • Psychology students
  • People who are afraid of missing out

Adam Gazzaley is an American professor and neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also the founder of Neuroscape, a neuroscience center devoted to the understanding and optimization of human brain functions.

Larry D. Rosen is an American researcher and professor emeritus of psychology at California State University. He is the author of Me, MySpace, and I (2012) and IDisorder (2007). He is also an in-demand keynote speaker and a recognized expert on the effect of technology on human lives and psychology.

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