Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations

Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations

by Chris Berdik
2.6 3

Paperback

$10.99 $16.00 Save 31% Current price is $10.99, Original price is $16. You Save 31%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Wednesday, August 23 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations by Chris Berdik

How our fast-forward minds make something out of nothing
 
We all know expectations matter—in school, in sports, in the stock market. From a healing placebo to a run on the bank, hints of their self-fulfilling potential have been observed for years. But we’ve never fully understood why.
 
Journalist Chris Berdik offers a captivating look at the frontiers of expectations research, revealing how our assumptions bend reality.
 
We learn how placebo calories can fill us up, how fake surgery can sometimes work better than real surgery, and how imaginary power can be corrupting. Mind Over Mind is a journey into the most exciting area of brain research today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591846574
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,297,393
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Chris Berdik is a science journalist and a former staff editor at the Atlantic and Mother Jones. He has written for numerous publications, including New Scientist, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He lives in Boston.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't quite get through this...too much statistical detail repeated
pbrantingham More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. Berdik manages to present real science with wit and clarity for non-scientists and in the process reveals remarkable insights into how our brains create our reality.