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This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

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Featuring a foreword by David Brooks, This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant—but accessible—ideas to expand every mind. 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. 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  Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty

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Featuring a foreword by David Brooks, This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant—but accessible—ideas to expand every mind. 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. 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  Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty
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Title This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking Height 21.1
John Brockman Width 13.9
ISBN-13 9780062109392 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 0062109391 Spine Width
Publisher Harper Perennial Pages 399
Edition Original Availability Out Of Stock

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