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

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

Book - 2011
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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: 9781616144838
1616144831
Branch Call Number: 152.42 D6111w 2011
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 23 cm

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cmackend
Jul 13, 2016

A laundry list of decision biases, and mind-body paradoxes. It's not easy to tie these all together into a theme, but a few are not yet widely known and worth studying.

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HereHere
Oct 01, 2012

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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