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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.


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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: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846145964
    ISBN 10: 1846145961
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000, PSY017000
    DC22: 154.2
    BISAC V2.8: PSY008000
    DC23: 154.2
    Thema V1.0: JMH, JHBK, VSP
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    ALLEN LANE
    Publication date
    10 May 2012
    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); Feynman's Rainbow; and Euclid's Window. He also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
    Review quote
    PRAISE FOR The Drunkard's Walk: Mlodinow writes in a breezy style, interspersing probabilistic mind-benders with portraits of theorists ... The result is a readable crash course in randomness New York Times If you're strong enough to have some of your favorite assumptions challenged, please read The Drunkard's Walk, a history, explanation, and exaltation of probability theory Fortune magazine 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, Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois, and co-author of The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us If you liked The Drunkard's Walk, then you'll love Subliminal. Mlodinow has written an engaging and insightful book that explores the new science of the unconscious. In Subliminal, Mlodinow 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