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THIS WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER

New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

By John Brockman

Narrated by John Allen Nelson, Khristine Hvam

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10 Audio CDs List Price: $39.99    Your price: $31.99
EAN: 9781452612508
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EAN: 9781452662503
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Publication Date: 04/08/2013 Running Time: 12 hrs 7 min
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Synopsis

This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant—but accessible—ideas to expand every mind.

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"Finally, an audiobook that delivers on its promise!" ---AudioFile

"A winning combination of good writers, good science and serious broader concerns." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"This Will Make You Smarter gives us better tools to think about the world and is eminently practical for life day to day. The people in this book lead some of the hottest fields." ---David Brooks, from the foreword

Summary

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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