Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think

Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think

by Stephen Kosslyn, G. Wayne Miller


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ISBN-13: 9781451645101
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stephen M. Kosslyn, PhD, is founding dean of the Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute. He previously served as director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and as the John Lindsley Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, where he also served as chair of the Department of Psychology and dean of Social Science. Stephen has been recognized by election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, three honorary doctorates, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research.

G. Wayne Miller is a staff writer at The Providence Journal, a documentary filmmaker, and the author of seven books of nonfiction, three novels, and three short story collections. He is also director and cofounder of the Story in the Public Square program at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy in Newport, RI. Find him at or on Twitter @GWayneMiller.

Table of Contents

Preface: Why Another Brain Book? xi

1 A New Way of Looking At What Your Brain Says About You 1

2 Roots of the Theory 19

3 The Duplex Brain 27

4 Reasoning Systems 41

5 Sweeping Claims 57

6 Interacting Systems 73

7 Four Cognitive Modes 85

8 Origins of the Modes: Nature Versus Nurture 95

9 Mover Mode 107

10 Perceiver Mode 123

11 Stimulator Mode 133

12 Adaptor Mode 145

13 Test Yourself 157

14 Working with Others 169

Authors' Note 183

Notes 187

Bibliography 195

Index 207

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