Brain Bugs (BOK)

Dean Buonomano

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The human brain is more beautiful and complex than anything we could ever build but it's far from perfect. Our memory is unreliable; we can't multiply large sums in our heads; advertising manipulates our judgment; we tend to distrust people who are different from us; supernatural beliefs are hard to shake and we prefer instant gratification to long-term gain. Dean Buonomano illuminates the causes and consequences of these "bugs" in terms of the brain's innermost workings and their evolutionary purposes. He then goes a step further, examining how our brains function - and malfunction - in the digital, predator-free, information-saturated, special effects-addled world that we have built for ourselves. Along the way, this lively, surprising tour of mental glitches and how they arise gives us the tools to hone our cognitive strengths while recognising our inherent weaknesses.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Dean Buonomano
Forlag
W W NORTON & CO
ISBN 9780393342222
Antall sider 310 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 21cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 264 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular psychology, Popular science, Neurosciences

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