” You’re entitled your own opinions, but you’re not entitled to your own facts. “


” One of the most important tools in critical thinking about numbers is to grant yourself permission to generate wrong answers to mathematical problems you encounter. Deliberately wrong answers! “


” Approximating involves making a series of educated guesses systematically by partitioning the problem into manageable chunks, identifying assumptions, and then using your general knowledge of the world to fill in the blanks. “


” We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. “


” That walk around the block, that fresh air, is going to help you work more quickly and effectively when you get back. “


” If you don’t get a good night’s sleep, the events of the day are not properly encoded in memory. “


” The obvious rule of efficiency is you don’t want to spend more time organizing than it’s worth. “


” When you’re at work, be fully at work. And let your leisure time be what it’s meant to be – restorative and fun. “


” The conscious mind can only pay attention to about four things at once. If you’ve got these nagging voices in your head telling you to remember to pick up the laundry and call so-and-so, they’re competing in your brain for neural resources with the stuff you’re actually trying to do, like getting your work done. “


” If everything in the environment is utterly predictable, you become bored. If it’s utterly unpredictable, you become frustrated. “


” When do you suppose the electric guitar was invented? If you thought the 1950s, you’d be wrong. If you can muster a recollection of hearing electric guitar in Lionel Hampton’s big band in the 1940s and date it to that decade, you’d still be off – by more than 30 years. “


” We’ve learned that musical ability is actually not one ability but a set of abilities, a dozen or more. Through brain damage, you can lose one component and not necessarily lose the others. You can lose rhythm and retain pitch, for example, that kind of thing. “



All 12 Daniel Levitin Quotes about You in picture


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One of the most important tools in critical thinking about numbers is to grant yourself permission to generate wrong answers to mathematical problems you encounter. Deliberately wrong answers!
Approximating involves making a series of educated guesses systematically by partitioning the problem into manageable chunks, identifying assumptions, and then using your general knowledge of the world to fill in the blanks.
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That walk around the block, that fresh air, is going to help you work more quickly and effectively when you get back.
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The obvious rule of efficiency is you don
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The conscious mind can only pay attention to about four things at once. If you
If everything in the environment is utterly predictable, you become bored. If it
When do you suppose the electric guitar was invented? If you thought the 1950s, you
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