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    DescriptionFeaturing a foreword by David Brooks, This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant--but accessible--ideas to expand every mind.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. 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 - 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
    Edited by John Brockman, Foreword by David Brooks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 415
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062109392
    ISBN 10: 0062109391
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PD
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
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    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Approval Code: A60750000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Libri: ENGM5000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
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    B&T Approval Code: A50890000
    DC22: 612.8/233
    BISAC V2.8: SCI080000
    DC22: 612.823
    BISAC V2.8: SCI089000
    Libri: DENK2000
    DC21: 612.823
    LC classification: BF441 .T468 2012
    Edition statement
    Original
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    14 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "The world's smartest website ... Edge is a salon for the world's finest minds"--The Guardian