Neuroscientist and Musician Daniel Levitin to Discuss “Leadership and Value in the Age of Information Overload”

Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D.

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will welcome neuroscientist and musician Daniel Levitin, Ph.D., to Nova Southeastern University as part of the college’s 2014-2015 Distinguished Speakers Series.

Leadership and Value in the Age of Information Overload: New Findings from Neuroscience”

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Miniaci Performing Arts Center

In an age of information overload, what does modern neuroscience reveal about how and why some leaders thrive? It’s easy today to become overwhelmed by a constant flow of data and details, the rapid pace of change, and the challenges of multi-tasking and managing complex organizations. So how can people better organize their lives, and improve decision making, productivity and efficiency?

Levitin is a best-selling author, award-winning musician, and professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. He draws from cutting-edge brain research, cognitive psychology, and experience as a consultant for global organizations to explain how leaders become more effective by taking charge of attention and memory systems and using the brain’s natural adaptability.

During this talk, Levitin will discuss how others can learn from successful people who have become masters at managing workflow, channeling their attention, accomplishing tasks, and maximizing their time. He will share methods that can be used to better organize and navigate complexity, yielding better results at work, and ultimately, a more satisfying life.

Levitin serves as director of the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception, and Expertise at McGill University, and dean of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI.

The recipient of 14 gold and platinum records, Levitin first found success as a musician, record producer, and label executive. He has performed with Bobby McFerrin, Rosanne Cash, and David Byrne; consulted on albums by Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan as well as the films Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting; and served as VP and President of 415/Columbia Records.

He is also the author of three best-selling books, including The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, which is the selection for the college’s Honors Reading Seminar offered in winter 2015. His other works include The World in Six Songs and This Is Your Brain on Music, which details the psychological and scientific impacts of music––from its composition and performance to why people enjoy it. The book spent 16 months on The New York Times best seller list and became the basis for two award-winning documentaries starring Levitin, Bobby McFerrin, and Sting.

Ticket Information

This Distinguished Speakers Series event is free to attend, but tickets are required.

Monday, February 2: Tickets become available for Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences students, faculty, and staff

Friday, February 6: Tickets become available for NSU students, faculty, and staff

Monday, February 9: Tickets become available to the general public

Pick up your tickets in the college’s Office of the Dean, located in the Mailman-Hollywood Building, second floor. Limit two (2) tickets per person. An NSU ID is required to obtain tickets for NSU students, faculty, and staff members. For more information, call (954) 262-8236.

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