What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite: Updated and Revised

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What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite: Updated and Revised

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Science writer David DiSalvo distills the latest research on how our brains work into easy-to-understand lessons that will give average readers insights into their habitual behavior.

This book reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs. In fact, much of what makes our brains "happy" leads to errors, biases, and distortions, which cloud our judgment and muddle our decision making.
    
Science writer David DiSalvo presents evidence from evolutionary and social psychology, cognitive science, neurology, and even marketing and economics. And he interviews many of the top thinkers in psychology and neuroscience today. From this research-based platform, DiSalvo draws out insights that we can use to identify our brains' foibles and turn our awareness into edifying action. Ultimately, he argues, the research does not serve up ready-made answers, but provides us with actionable clues for overcoming the plight of our advanced brains and, consequently, living more fulfilled lives.
    
Newly revised to include the latest research on the workings of the brain, What Makes Your Brain Happy is an essential tool for understanding yourself.

David DiSalvo is a science, technology, and culture writer and the author of Brain Changer and The Brain in Your Kitchen (eBook). His work appears in Scientific American Mind, Psychology Today, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, Salon, Esquire, Mental Floss, and other publications. He is also the writer behind the well-regarded science blogs  Neuronarrative and Neuropsyched.

ISBN: 9781633883499

ISBN-10: 9781633883499

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Publication Date: 02/13/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/13/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 335

Language: English

Categories

Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition

Psychology / Neuropsychology

Science / Cognitive Science