Library Ed. Recorded Books 2016
CD ISBN 9781490697819 $102.75 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781490697826 $92.00
This audiobook by a psychologist and a neuroscientist explains why our brains are so challenged by today's glut of information and stimulation. Chris Sorensen's narration sounds assertively intellectual, and his diction makes everything clear. But his phrasing is repetitive and his enunciation too deliberate, which to some ears will sound unnatural. The authors explain that our primate ancestors moved from stimulus to response without a lot of forethought. But modern humans can slow down and make choices because we know how to harness our attention, manage thoughts in our working memory, and plan for the future. Beyond offering the usual remedies for handling interruptions and distractions, this friendly collection of insights will help listeners feel more knowledgeable, more in control of how their minds work. T.W. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2017]
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