This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

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This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
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Paperback, Harpercollins, 2012, ISBN13 9780062109392, ISBN10 0062109391

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Featuring a foreword by David Brooks, This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliantbut accessibleideas to expand every mind.

What scientific concept would improve everybodys cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge. org, posed to the worlds 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 Lanier on resisting delusion

Frank Wilczek on the brains hidden layers

Clay Shirky on the 80/20 rule

Daniel Goleman on understanding our connection to the natural world

V. S. Ramachandran on paradigm shifts

Matt Ridley on tapping collective intelligence

John McWhorter on path dependence

Lisa Randall on effective theorizing

Brian Eno on ecological vision

Richard Thaler on rooting out false concepts

J. Craig Venter on the multiple possible origins of life

Helen Fisher on temperament

Sam Harris on the flow of thought

Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty


Contributed by: Brockman, John
Contributed by: Brooks, David
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: Feb 14, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780062109392
ISBN-10: 0062109391
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.72
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.3 x 1.1
Walmart No.: 9780062109392

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