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Daniel Levitin


Daniel Levitin runs the Levitin Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise at McGill University, where he holds the Bell Chair in the Psychology of Electronic Communications. Before becoming a neuroscientist, he was a record producer with gold records to his credit and a professional musician. He has consulted on audio sound source separation for the U.S. Navy, and on audio quality for several rock bands (including the Grateful Dead and Steely Dan) and record labels. His writing has been published in refereed scientific journals, and in audio magazines and trade journals such as Grammy, Billboard, Audio, and others. Levitin has interviewed numerous artists including Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and k.d. lang. He was an associate editor of the Billboard Encyclopedia of Record Producers.

Books by Daniel Levitin

Six_songs The World in Six Songs

Theorganizedmind The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

9780143196280 A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age



December 27, 1957

San Francisco