This is a brilliant book that explains the functions of the mind and their usefulness/uselessness while adding a bit of comedy to lighten the mood and not be so critical. The book provides a through explanations of the basics of psychology so anyone lacking in knowledge would still be given enough info to keep them informed whitest adding more for those who already study psychology. Humorous, smart and full of interesting facts, i would recommend this for everyone and anyone who has an interest in the human brain.
The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To
A Paperback edition by Dean Burnett (Feb 18, 2016)
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Short Description: Why do you lose arguments with people who know much less than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing...but can't remember her name? And why, after your last... Read more
Why do you lose arguments with people who know much less than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing...but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised. For example, your memory is egotistical. No, really. Conspiracy theories and superstitions are the inevitable effects of a healthy brain. And alcohol can actually improve your memory. In The Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett tours our mysterious and mischievous grey (and white) matter. Along the way he explains the human brain's imperfections in all their glory and how these influence everything we say, do and experience. Expertly researched and entertainingly written, this book is for anyone who has wondered why their brain appears to be sabotaging their life, and what on earth it is really up to. Editor's note: please read the book before testing this conclusion.
- Dean Burnett
- Guardian Faber Publishing
- Publication date
- Feb 18, 2016
- Product dimensions
- 136 x 217 x 26mm
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