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Book Title: A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives|
The author of the book: Cordelia Fine
Date of issue: January 4th 2007
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.57 MB
Edition: Icon Books
Read full description of the books A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives:"In recent years, we've heard a lot about the extraordinary workings of our hundred-billion-celled brain: its amazing capacities to regulate sensation, perception, thinking, and feeling; its ability to shape all experience and define our identity. Dr. Cordelia Fine introduces us to a brain we might not want to meet, a brain with a mind of its own." Exposing the mind's deceptions and exploring how the mind defends and glorifies the ego, Dr. Fine illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion. Unbeknownst to us, our brain - vain, emotional, immoral, deluded, pigheaded, secretive, weak-willed, and bigoted - pushes, pulls, twists, and warps our perceptions. Whether it be hindsight bias, wishful thinking, unrealistic optimism, or moral excuse-making, each of us has a slew of mind-bugs and ordinary prejudices that prevent us from seeing the truth about the world, the people around us, and ourselves.
Read information about the authorCordelia Fine (born 1975) is a Research Associate at the Center for Agency, Values and Ethics at Macquarie University, Australia, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of. Melbourne, Autsralia. Her previous book, 'A Mind of Its Own' was hugely acclaimed and she was called 'a science writer to watch' by Metro.
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