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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|
|Publish Date:||Feb 14, 2012|
|Number of Pages:||368|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.72|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.0 x 5.3 x 1.1|
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