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El arte y la ciencia de no hacer nada

El cerebro tiene su propio piloto automático

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Andrew Smart describe, desde un planteamiento científico, las características y partes que conforman el sistema nervioso del ser humano para sostener que el cerebro permanece activo cuando no está concentrado en una tarea específica y bulle en actividad cuando se supone que está en reposo. A partir de estos descubrimientos, Smart nos dice que la multiactividad es perjudicial para el cerebro, que, por el contrario, necesita estar ocioso para ser creativo. Y recurre a citas y anécdotas sobre la vida de personajes como Newton o Rilke, que realizaron algunos de sus mayores descubrimientos y creaciones cuando estaban descansando.

Un libro provocador en una sociedad adicta al trabajo y en la que cada vez queda menos espacio para ‘no hacer nada’.

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Elena Luján Odriozola

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Andrew Smart wants you to sit and do nothing much more often – and he has the science to explain why. At every turn we’re pushed to do more, faster and more efficiently: that drumbeat resounds throughout our wage-slave society. Multitasking is not only a virtue, it’s a necessity. Books such as Getting Things Done, The One Minute Manager, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People regularly top the bestseller lists, and have spawned a considerable industry.

But Andrew Smart argues that slackers may have the last laugh. The latest neuroscience shows that the “culture of effectiveness” is not only ineffective, it can be harmful to your well-being. He makes a compelling case – backed by science – that filling life with activity at work and at home actually hurts your brain.

A survivor of corporate-mandated “Six Sigma” training to improve efficiency, Smart has channeled a self-described “loathing” of the time-management industry into a witty, informative and wide-ranging book that draws on the most recent research into brain power. Use it to explain to bosses, family, and friends why you need to relax – right now.

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