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A Field Guide to Lies

Critical Thinking in the Information Age

A Field Guide to Lies( )
Author: Levitin, Daniel J.
ISBN:978-0-241-23999-5
Publication Date:Feb 2017
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Viking
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $39.99
Book Description:

We live in a world of informationoverload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. Daniel Levitin teaches us how to effectively ask ourselves- can we reallyknow that? And how do theyknow that? In this eye-opening, accessible guide...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / Probability & Statistics / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.4 x 22.2 x 2.9 cm
Book Weight:0.434 Kilograms
Author Biography
Levitin, Daniel J. (Author)
Daniel J. Levitin was born on December 27, 1957 in San Francisco, California. He studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and music at the Berkley College of Music before dropping out of college to become a record producer and professional musician. He returned to school in his thirties, where he studied cognitive psychology/cognitive science, receiving a B.A. from Stanford University in 1992 and a M.Sc. in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Oregon.

He is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, and author. He runs the Levitin Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise at McGill University. He has published extensively in scientific journals and music trade magazines such as Grammy and Billboard. He is also the author of several books including This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, and The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.

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