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How The Mind Works

Author : Steven Pinker
ISBN : 9780393069730
Genre : Psychology
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“A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of Books In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? ?How the Mind Works? synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life. This new edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.

How The Mind Works

Author : Steven Pinker
ISBN : 9780141927879
Genre : Philosophy
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Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do people believe in ghosts? How the Mind Works explores every aspect of mental life, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but a system of organs of computation designed by natural selection.

How The Mind Works

Author : Steven Pinker
ISBN : 9780140244915
Genre : Philosophy
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"Presented with extraordinary lucidity, cogency and panache...Powerful and gripping...To have read [the book] is to have consulted a first draft of the structural plan of the human psyche...a glittering tour de force" - Spectator "Why do memories fade? Why do we lose our tempers? Why do fools fall in love? Pinker's objective in this erudite account is to explore the nature and history of the human mind...He explores computations and evolutions, and then considers how the mind lets us "see, think, feel, interact, and pursue higher callings like art, religion and philosophy" - Sunday Times

How The Mind Works

Author : Christian D. Larson
ISBN : 9781414008486
Genre : Philosophy
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Inside The Brain

Author : Ronald Kotulak
ISBN : 0836232895
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Explores how the brain learns, how it controls behavior, how it sustains damage and heals itself, and how scientists are searching for ways to keep it young and healthy.

How The Mind Works

Author : Carlo Lazzari
ISBN : 9780595451326
Genre : Psychology
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This book is an excursion inside the codes and schemes that mind uses in order to think. We know the efforts of making good guessing and the strain in solving complex problems. We also have experienced how difficult it could be thinking clearly when we are tired, anxious, hungry, or sleeping. Any second, in our life, our brain is literally flooded by a bulk of inputs, information, chemicals from lungs or blood, nutrients and vitamins from gut, or carbodioxide in a crowded environment. This book can be a pleasurable tool for understanding how we usually think and behave, but also what are the mental processes that generate biased thoughts, behavioural problems, or a difficult problem solving. Several theoretical models are used, and extensive explanations are given to make difficult concept approachable.

The Mind Works

Author : Will Beswick
ISBN : 9781847474384
Genre : Anxiety
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BASED ON THE WEBSITE AWARDED 5* BY THE UK 'MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION' ""'This is an illness caused by the fear of losing control. Ironically, we achieve exactly the opposite of what we set out to achieve - as when we are 'actually' in the process of 'cutting-off' from our thoughts, we then decide to take a second look or run away.'" - Will Beswick Description Has the 'secret of the mind' been uncovered as a by-product of one persons experiences/recovery from destructive anxiety? Will's 'C.O.P.A.S.T' (Concept of Primary and Secondary Thinking) shows that this book is more than just an account of personal triumph - but also a serious concept that can be applied to many situations in people's lives This book is dedicated to helping people, like Will, who suffer at the hands of panic. Using written testimoney will shows that the problem with both 'fighters'and 'flighters' - is that they don't realise they have a natural ability to cope - and thus, go further than they need to. With information taken from Will's very own website, this book aims to help those who suffers from panic attacks and OCD using email correspondances and instructive schematics to underline theories. This is a highly informative and very useful guide. About the Author I must admit, I didn't really know what I was suffering from when I was younger, but now I have a much more educated view of what has been a terrifying illness at times. I have created this book because I believe I have recovered from this illness andwould like to share my experiences. As I also have a major interest in sport, I can see panic disrupting 'performance'in many other walks of life. To this extent, this book may also helppeople 'understand' what is happening when they panic and how this can affect their performance in life.

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