Clever, engaging. . . . A popular-science beach book, the sort of tome from which cocktail party anecdotes can be mined by the dozen. . . . "Subliminal" makes its main point well and concisely.
An assault against the idea that we control our decisions and our beliefs in the way that we think we do . . . A useful addition to the growing body of work arguing convincingly against the idea of the rational human brain.
"The Daily Beast"
Mlodinow, a theoretical physicist who has been developing a nice sideline in popular science writing, shows how the idea of the unconscious has become respectable again . . . Fascinating.
This very enlightening book explores the two sides of our mental lives, with a focus on the subconscious or subliminal element. Drawing on clinical research conducted over a period of several decades and containing a number of rather startling revelations . . . the book appeals to readers with an interest in the workings of the human mind.
One of the ten books to watch out for in 2012 . . . Physicist, science writer and Hollywood screenwriter Leonard Mlodinow is out to explore how important the unconscious is in shaping the way we process the world.
Mlodinow never fails to make science both accessible and entertaining.
Stephen Hawking, author of "A Brief History of Time"
Think you know the whys and hows of your choices? Follow Mlodinow on a gorgeous journey that will make you think again.
David Eagleman, author of "Incognito"
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 coauthor of "The Invisible Gorilla"
If you liked "The Drunkard s Walk," you ll love "Subliminal." This engaging and insightful book not only makes neuroscience understandable, it also makes it fascinating. You will look at yourself (and those around you) in a new way.
Joseph T. Hallinan, author of "Why We Make Mistakes"
A must-read book that is both provocative and hugely entertaining. Mlodinow provides many eye-opening insights into the ways we act in business, finance, politics, and our personal lives.
Jerry A. Webman, chief economist, OppenheimerFunds, Inc., and author of "MoneyShift"
A highly readable, funny, and thought-provoking travelogue by Mlodinow, a trusted traveler in this treacherous region, who leads us on a tour of the little-known country that is our unconscious mind.
Christof Koch, professor of cognitive and behavioral biology, California Institute of Technology"show more