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This will make you smarter [electronic resource] : 150 New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking. John Brockman.

Brockman, John. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062109408 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Featuring a foreword by David Brooks, This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant--but accessible--ideas to expand every mind. What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world. Daniel Kahneman on the "focusing illusion" • Jonah Lehrer on controlling attention • Richard Dawkins on experimentation • Aubrey De Grey on conquering our fear of the unknown • Martin Seligman on the ingredients of well-being • Nicholas Carr on managing "cognitive load" • Steven Pinker on win-win negotiating • Daniel C. Dennett on benefiting from cycles • Jaron...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Harper Perennial, 2012. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1041 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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