Can I Have Your Attention?: How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Concentration [NOOK Book]

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Can I Have Your Attention? is not your traditional self-help book that offers 12 simple steps to enhance brainpower. Nor is it a book on Eastern Wisdom, spirituality, or conventional meditation. It is an eye-popping adventure that combines ancient, high-speed attention-building processes with cutting-edge attention research in psychology, neurology, and biology. Through Joseph Cardillo's engaging personal account of the world of human attention-which synthesizes the stories of more than two dozen experts-you will...
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Can I Have Your Attention?: How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Concentration

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Overview

Can I Have Your Attention? is not your traditional self-help book that offers 12 simple steps to enhance brainpower. Nor is it a book on Eastern Wisdom, spirituality, or conventional meditation. It is an eye-popping adventure that combines ancient, high-speed attention-building processes with cutting-edge attention research in psychology, neurology, and biology. Through Joseph Cardillo's engaging personal account of the world of human attention-which synthesizes the stories of more than two dozen experts-you will uncover surprising secrets about the workings of your own mind. Did you know that: - You can use your attention to perfect any daily activity-from piano playing to work- related activities to perfecting your golf swing? - In just one-six-hundredth of a second, a random detail you glimpse in the corner of your eye can determine whether you like someone you just met, cause or avoid an accident, make you feel happy or depressed all day, and lead you to succeed or fail at anything you try? - Specifically designed meditation techniques can be used to scan and shift brain waves, altering one's attention as effectively as electrode-packed biofeedback instruments? - Most importantly, you can train your attention to turn such processes on or off on command? This fresh look at ancient attention skills and new science will transform your thinking about what human attention is as well as offer a guide to incorporating its insights into your daily life. Can I Have Your Attention? even presents a redefinition of attention deficit and reveals a variety of natural, non-medical tools that can significantly amp up anyone's attention!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601638915
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 895,332
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph Cardillo is a top-selling author in the fields of health, mind-body-spirit, and martial arts. His books Be Like Water and Bow to Life have inspired people of all ages and backgrounds worldwide. As an educator, he has taught more than 20,000 students at several universities, including the University at Albany and Hudson Valley Community College, where he is a professor of English and creative writing. He has received two State University sabbaticals for work in consciousness studies. He is a black-belt martial-arts specialist and master of five martial arts. He lives in Averill Park, NY.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    disappointing formatting

    i thought it was me annd my nook..... but now thst i read the other reviews I see thst I am not the only one having words run together issues. so irritating and distrscting for a book that wasnt cheap.

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    More of an explanation, not a self-help

    Was hoping for exercises or tips for maintaining attention. None here. As the other review states, this book needs to be reformatted for Nook. There are THOUSANDS of errors (words running together).

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Interesting Read on Attention Science - Poor Formating

    Just finished reading. Through review of the science behind what captures your attention, and more importantly how to manage your attention. The book covers what impacts your attention and how quickly we can react to visual stimulation (1/600 sec). Reviews the roles that emotion plays and how a better sense of self and with a little willpower you can tame your attention and get more accomplished. On the downside, the Nook version (don't know about a hard copy) runs words together. On the first page of the introduction, I counted 31 instances where the words ran together. For example: andtherapyor, wayyou, pleasureand, worldtraditions, manyyears beforethe, skillstogenerate. The words running together do grab you attention, but in the wrong way. A distraction to reading a well researched book.

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