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What Makes your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite

DiSalvo, David

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
What Makes your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite
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Years of neuroscience research have led to the current understanding of the brain as a prediction machine. The problem is that our brains' evolved capacity for avoiding and defending against threats has a slew of by-products, all tightly woven into our day-to-day thinking and behavior, that ensnare us while making our threat-anticipating brains "happy."
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2011
ISBN: 1616144831
9781616144838
Branch Call Number: 152.42 D6111w 2011
Characteristics: 309 p. ;,23 cm

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Oct 01, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I think the title is a bit misleading, but it is a great neuroscience read for the layperson, with excellent suggestions for further reading. It is hard to take all the information in, but if you get just a couple of things from it, I think you'll appreciate it.

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