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    DescriptionLeonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of "The Drunkard's Walk" and coauthor of "The Grand Design" (with Stephen Hawking) and "War of the Worldviews" (with Deepak Chopra) here examines how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world, and how, for instance, we often misperceive everything from our relationships with family, friends and business associates, the reasons for our investment decisions, to our own past. Your preference in politicians, the amount of tip you give the waiter - all our judgments and perceptions - reflect the workings of our mind on two levels, the conscious, of which we are aware, and the unconscious, which is hidden from us. The latter has long been the subject of speculation, but over the past two decades scientific researchers have developed remarkable new tools for probing the hidden, or subliminal, workings of the mind. The result of this explosion of research is a new science of the unconscious, and a sea change in our understanding of how the mind affects the way we live. These cutting-edge discoveries have revealed that the way we experience life - our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment - is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed. Employing his trademark wit and his lucid, accessible explanations of the most obscure scientific subjects, Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a tour of this research, unraveling the complexities of the subliminal self, increasing our understanding of how the human mind works, and how we interact with friends, strangers, spouses and coworkers. In the process he changes our view of ourselves and the world around us. Leonard Mlodinow received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and now teaches at the California Institute of Technology. His previous books include "War of the Worldviews" (with Deepak Chopra); the two national best sellers "The Grand Design" (with Stephen Hawking) and "The Drunkard's Walk" (a "New York Times" Notable Book and short-listed for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books); "Feynman's Rainbow"; and "Euclid's Window". He also wrote for the television series "MacGyver" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation".


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    Title
    Subliminal
    Subtitle
    The New Unconscious and What it Teaches Us
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leonard Mlodinow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241960547
    ISBN 10: 0241960541
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: JM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    Libri: ENGM5000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    Libri: P0040503, P0040504, UNBE7500
    DC23: 154.2
    Thema V1.0: JM
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2015
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Leonard Mlodinow received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and now teaches at the California Institute of Technology. His previous books include War of the Worldviews (with Deepak Chopra); the two national best sellers The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking) and The Drunkard's Walk (a New York Times Notable Book and short-listed for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books). He also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
    Review quote
    Delightful...Our lives may be shaped by chance, but they are enriched by awareness-just the sort of awareness that this fascinating book will give you Guardian Leonard Mlodinow never fails to make science both accessible and entertaining -- Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time With the same deft touch he showed in The Drunkard's Walk, Mlodinow probes the subtle, automatic, and often unnoticed influences on our behavior -- Daniel J. Simons, co-author of The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us Mlodinow has written an engaging and insightful ... [he] not only makes neuroscience understandable-he makes it fascinating. After reading this book, you will look at yourself (and those around you) in a new way -- Joseph T. Hallinan, author of Why We Make Mistakes Think you know the whys and hows of your choices? Think again. Follow Mlodinow on a gorgeous journey into the enormous mental backstage behind the curtain of consciousness -- David Eagleman, Author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain