This Will Make You Smarter

New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
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Author(s): John Brockman
Genre: Self Help, Science
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Product Number: DD8572
Released: Apr 08, 2013
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ISBN: #9781452612508
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What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, 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. This Will Make You Smarter features 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 brain's 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; and Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty.

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Author(s): John Brockman
Genre: Self Help, Science
Product Number Z100099834
Released: Jul 20, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452692500
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Author(s): John Brockman
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Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: #9780062109408

Professional reviews

"Finally, an audiobook that delivers on its promise! More than 150 scientists, technologists, and philosophers offer their answers to one question: "What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive tool kit?" While John Allen Nelson and Khristine Hvam deliver solid narrations, the dual format provides two challenges. First, the narration is split by gender, with Nelson voicing all of the male contributors and Hvam, the females. Second, the production proceeds quickly--with the end of an essay leading immediately to the title of the next. Because the contributors are predominantly male, listeners have to play close attention for these transitions. Those who do, however, will be rewarded with a diversity of thought. Fans of TED Talks will find much to appreciate in this collection. A.S. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

Professional reviews

"Finally, an audiobook that delivers on its promise! More than 150 scientists, technologists, and philosophers offer their answers to one question: "What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive tool kit?" While John Allen Nelson and Khristine Hvam deliver solid narrations, the dual format provides two challenges. First, the narration is split by gender, with Nelson voicing all of the male contributors and Hvam, the females. Second, the production proceeds quickly--with the end of an essay leading immediately to the title of the next. Because the contributors are predominantly male, listeners have to play close attention for these transitions. Those who do, however, will be rewarded with a diversity of thought. Fans of TED Talks will find much to appreciate in this collection. A.S. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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