A MIND OF ITS OWN: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives


A MIND OF ITS OWN: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives

CORDELIA FINE    Book Number: 86248    Product format: Paperback

Do you feel that you could trust your own brain? Maybe it falters for a moment, faced with the 13 times table or your brain may stubbornly refuse to master the parallel park. Yet these are petty and ungrateful gripes when we consider all that our brains actually do for us with those 100 billion brain cells making up the engine of the mind. Yet the brain is vainglorious, emotional and immoral, secretive and weak willed and it's a bigot! Filled with quotable stories, the book is a witty survey of psychology experiments, an entertaining tour of current thinking and fascinating on the blurring of the line between pathological delusions and the normal deluded brain. 'Although she is an academic, she writes like a human being" - Brian Clegg. 246pp in illustrated paperback.
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ISBN 9781840467987
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Customer ratings for A MIND OF ITS OWN: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives

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Average rating: 4
A very good introduction to everyday psychology.
from Anonymous on 31/08/2019
Common traits of us all nicely explained by the use of various experimenters results of clever trials. The book does not go into parts of the brain and how it works.
The section on stereotyping is particularly alarming.