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    Description"What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit?" This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world. "This Will Make You Smarter" features Daniel Kahneman on the "focusing illusion"; Jonah Lehrer on controlling attention; Richard Dawkins on experimentation; Aubrey De Grey on conquering our fear of the unknown; Martin Seligman on the ingredients of well-being; Nicholas Carr on managing "cognitive load"; Steven Pinker on win-win negotiating; Daniel C. Dennett on benefiting from cycles; Jaron Lanier on resisting delusion; Frank Wilczek on the brain's hidden layers; Clay Shirky on the "80/20 rule"; Daniel Goleman on understanding our connection to the natural world; V. S. Ramachandran on paradigm shifts; Matt Ridley on tapping collective intelligence; John McWhorter on path dependence; Lisa Randall on effective theorizing; Brian Eno on "ecological vision"; Richard Thaler on rooting out false concepts; J. Craig Venter on the multiple possible origins of life; Helen Fisher on temperament; Sam Harris on the flow of thought; and Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty.


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    Title
    This Will Make You Smarter
    Subtitle
    New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Brockman, Narrator John Allen Nelson, Narrator Khristine Hvam
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452612508
    ISBN 10: 1452612501
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, VSPT
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED057000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56960
    DC22: 612.8/233, 612.823
    DC23: 612.823
    LC classification: BF441 .T468 2013
    Thema V1.0: VSPT, PDZ
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    08 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    John Brockman is the founder and publisher of the influential online science salon Edge.org and the editor of "This Will Change Everything." John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's "24" and "Vanished" are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for his reading of "Zoo Story" by Thomas French. Khristine Hvam is a professional voice artist whose work includes audiobooks, video games, and voice-overs. Among her narrations are the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and "Dare Me" by Megan Abbott.
    Review quote
    "A winning combination of good writers, good science and serious broader concerns." ---Kirkus Starred Review