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Daniel Levitin: Would Stress Be Less Stressful If We Planned For It In Advance?

Part 1 of theTED Radio Hour episode Prevention.

About Daniel Levitin's TED Talk

After smashing his basement window to retrieve his misplaced keys, Daniel Levitin wondered, did stress prevent him from making a better choice? And how could he better prepare for these situations?

About Daniel Levitin

Daniel Levitin is Dean of Social Sciences at The Minerva Schools and a neuroscientist at McGill University. His research focuses on pattern processing in the brain.

He has written several books including This Is Your Brain On Musicand most recently, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight In the Age of Information Overload.

Daniel Levitin is also a musician who has consulted for several record labels and rock bands including the Grateful Dead and Steely Dan.

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