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What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite, David DiSalvo

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What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite
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What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite
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David DiSalvo
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eng
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Years of neuroscience research have led to the current understanding of the brain as a prediction machine. The problem is that our brains' evolved capacity for avoiding and defending against threats has a slew of by-products, all tightly woven into our day-to-day thinking and behavior, that ensnare us while making our threat-anticipating brains "happy."
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What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite
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Although this book is for general readers, it is not a self-help book; instead, it interprets recent scientific insight from behavioral science and cognitive and experimental psychology to explore the ways in which the human mind relies on irrational thinking, stereotypes, inflexible internal scripts, and distortion to make automatic decisions. Author DiSalvo, creator of the science blogs Neuronarrative and Neuropsyched, explains that our brains' default mode is weighted toward maintaining certainty, avoiding risk, and preventing loss, but these same tendencies can become obstacles. Using real life examples and anecdotes, he explains when and how to go against our brain's natural leanings. The book closes with 50 tips on life in general, drawn from the research discussed in the book, plus an extensive, annotated list of books, web sites, and blogs for general readers, as well as scientific journals. The cover offers a funny color photo of the brain as a frayed rubber-band ball, but otherwise the book contains no pictures. The author has written for Psychology Today and Mental Floss. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
152.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.H27
LC item number
D57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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David DiSalvo
What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite, David DiSalvo
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Forward / Wray Herbert -- Introduction: Hacking the cognitive compass -- Certainty and the seduction of chance -- Drifting, discounting, and escaping -- Motivation, restraint, and regret -- Social ebbs and influential flows -- Memory and modeling -- Nothing so pure as action
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ocm726821376
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23 cm
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309 pages
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9781616144838
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2011028695
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      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
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