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    DescriptionThe brain's power is confirmed and touted every day in new studies and research. And yet we tend to take our brains for granted, without suspecting that those masses of hard-working neurons might not always be working for us. Cordelia Fine introduces us to a brain we might not want to meet, a brain with a mind of its own. She illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion as she explores how the mind defends and glorifies the ego by twisting and warping our perceptions. Our brains employ a slew of inborn mind-bugs and prejudices, from hindsight bias to unrealistic optimism, from moral excuse-making to wishful thinking-all designed to prevent us from seeing the truth about the world and the people around us, and about ourselves.


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    Title
    A Mind of it's Own
    Subtitle
    How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cordelia Fine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393331639
    ISBN 10: 0393331636
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    DC22: 150
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Abridged Dewey: 150
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A11240000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PSY008000
    LC classification: BF697.5.S426 F56 2008
    Thema V1.0: JMR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    04 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York