A Mind of Its Own : How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives

A Mind of Its Own : How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives

by Cordelia Fine
     
 

In recent years, we've heard a lot about the extraordinary workings of our hundred-billion-celled brain: its amazing capacities to regulate sensation, perception, thinking, and feeling, its ability to shape all experience and define our identity. But there is a brain we don't generally hear about, a brain we might not want to hear about, a brain with a mind of its

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Overview

In recent years, we've heard a lot about the extraordinary workings of our hundred-billion-celled brain: its amazing capacities to regulate sensation, perception, thinking, and feeling, its ability to shape all experience and define our identity. But there is a brain we don't generally hear about, a brain we might not want to hear about, a brain with a mind of its own.

Exposing the mind's deceptions and exploring how the mind defends and glorifies the ego, Dr. Cordelia Fine illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion. Unbeknownst to us, our brain-vain, emotional, immoral, deluded, pigheaded, secretive, weak-willed, and bigoted-pushes, pulls, twists, and warps our perceptions. Each of us has a slew of prejudices that prevent us from seeing the truth about the world, the people around us, and ourselves. With fascinating studies to support her arguments, Dr. Fine takes us on an insightful, rip-roaringly funny tour through the brain you never knew you had.

About the Author:
Cordelia Fine is currently a research associate at the Centre for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne in Australia

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840467987
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
01/04/2007

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