Mind Over Matter

If the Internet makes you feel like you’re drowning in information, Daniel J. Levitin’s new book might be able to teach you how to swim. Levitin, a professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience who currently teaches at McGill University, made a name for himself in 2007 with his bestselling book This Is Your Brain on Music.

In Levitin's latest, The Organized Mind, he turns his attention away from primordial cognitive affinities to music and toward a distinctly modern experience of the human brain: data overload in the information age. Daniel J. Levitin will be reading and singing The Organized Mind beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 West Camelback Road. Tickets are free when you purchase the book from Changing Hands. The event is accompanied by a special wine talk and tasting; ticket-holders will receive free wine samples and $1 off any full glass of wine. Those without tickets may get their books signed after ticket-holders if time permits. For more information, visit or call 602-274-0067.

Sat., Aug. 23, 7 p.m., 2014
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Katrina Montgomery