The Idiot Brain

The Idiot Brain

A Neuroscientist Explains What your Head Is Really up to

Book - 2016
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Dean Burnett celebrates the downright laughable things our minds do to us, as well as exposing the fact that people are often way off in their thinking about how the brain works. For example, did you know that: your memory is egotistical? Conspiracy theories and superstitions stem from your brain's insistence that the world isn't random? Dean Burnett's unpredictable and entertaining first book explores the unexpected side of everyday life, highlighting where conventional thinking is wrong and how our brains trip us up at every turn. This is lucid, funny and smart: in short, the best kind of popular science.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2016
ISBN: 9781443450065
1443450065
Branch Call Number: 612.82 B96i
Characteristics: viii, 328 pages ; 24 cm

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A10_0
Jul 11, 2017

This book explains about the brain. I understand everthing and everything is really clear. Surprisingly, this book, had been really easy to understand as well it is really easy to learn. I reccomend this book!

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KennyBania
Dec 14, 2016

A very enjoyable light-hearted look at ourselves and what makes us tick.

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newleaf
Nov 04, 2016

You're a neuroscientist, you should write a book!

Um...no.

Neuroscience "lite" at best, neither the flip manner he discusses the subject, or his generic explanations, makes this worth reading.

Try Norman Doidge "The brain that changes itself"

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paul1
Sep 01, 2016

An excellent explanation of how bad our brains are at dealing with reality and also an excellent explanation of how good our brains are at dealing with reality. Dean Burnett dives deep into all the foibles and quirks that our minds are prone to. I found it to be an enlightening and entertaining book (you can tell from Burnett's writing that he is a part time comedian).

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Jul 11, 2017

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