A Mind of its Own
How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives
By (author) Cordelia Fine
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Mind of its Own by Cordelia Fine
Book DescriptionThe brain's power is confirmed and touted every day in new studies and research. And yet we tend to take our brains for granted, without suspecting that those masses of hard-working neurons might not always be working for us. Cordelia Fine introduces us to a brain we might not want to meet, a brain with a mind of its own. She illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion as she explores how the mind defends and glorifies the ego by twisting and warping our perceptions. Our brains employ a slew of inborn mind-bugs and prejudices, from hindsight bias to unrealistic optimism, from moral excuse-making to wishful thinking-all designed to prevent us from seeing the truth about the world and the people around us, and about ourselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393331639
(211mm x 142mm x 17mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Cordelia Fine
Testosterone Rex, Hardback (March 2017)
"Goodbye, beliefs in sex differences disguised as evolutionary facts. Welcome the dragon slayer: Cordelia Fine wittily but meticulously lays bare the irrational arguments that we use to justify gender politics."-Uta Frith, emeritus professor of cognitive development, University College London
Delusions of Gender, Paperback (July 2011)
"[Fine's] sharp tongue is tempered with humor... Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is."-The New York Times
Britannica Guide to the Brain, Paperback (June 2008)
The Britannica Guide to the Brain is a valuable resource of the most up-to-date ideas of our times. Introduction by Cordelia Fine.
Mind of Its Own, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Cordelia Fine
Shows the science behind the amazing ways your brain tricks you in everyday life. This work features stories and revealing psychology. It also includes chapters such as: The Immoral Brain, and The Weak-Willed Brain.
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Author Biography - Cordelia Fine
Cordelia Fine, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, is author of the much-acclaimed Delusions of Gender and A Mind of Its Own.
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