Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity (Original)

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Hanover Square Press
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author
Dr. Mark is Chancellor's Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She has been a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research since 2012. She is a two-time recipient of the Google Research Award and has received a prestigious NSF CAREER award. She received her PhD from Columbia University in psychology.
"Gloria Mark is the definitive expert on distraction and multitasking in our increasingly digital world. Her book is a must-read for anyone concerned about our diminishing attention span."--Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author of A World Without Email and Deep Work

"This book covers decades of Gloria Mark's fascinating research journey into how the rise of computing has affected our personal lives: how we are overstressed, we multitask too much, we are constantly interrupted even by ourselves, and our attention spans have declined to an astonishing 47 seconds. If you are interested in your well-being and how to gain agency in this digital age then you need to read this book."--Susan David, bestselling author of Emotional Agility

"Interruptions are a fact of life. This has long been true, no fancy technology required, but today, we have bright, shiny technology, some deliberately designed to distract and thereby to interrupt. Gloria Mark's book is a thorough review of the impact these interruptions have on our lives and mental health. Some interruptions are welcomed, deliberately self-created. Most, however, are not. All interruptions impact the focus of attention, and attention is a critically limiting aspect of human cognition. Don't be distracted by my review -- go read the book. It is an important and valuable contribution to living in this world of interruptions."--Don Norman, author of The Design of Everyday Things

"In focusing on practical strategies rather than silver-bullet or short-term solutions like "digital detoxes", Attention Span is a valuable guide to how to balance work and well-being in a world increasingly dependent on tech."--New Scientist

"In Attention Span, Mark makes the case for a new, evidence-based approach to attention, one that works with our tech-riddled modern world and tendencies towards distraction, instead of trying to squeeze the genie back in the bottle."--The Guardian