Mind Is Flat

Mind Is Flat
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date
Category Psychology
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780300240610
Rating 2/5 from 1 reviews

In a radical reinterpretation of how the mind works, an eminent behavioral scientist reveals the illusion of mental depth Psychologists and neuroscientists struggle with how best to interpret human motivation and decision making. The assumption is that below a mental “surface” of conscious awareness lies a deep and complex set of inner beliefs, values, and desires that govern our thoughts, ideas, and actions, and that to know this depth is to know ourselves. In this profoundly original book, behavioral scientist Nick Chater contends just the opposite: rather than being the plaything of unconscious currents, the brain generates behaviors in the moment based entirely on our past experiences. Engaging the reader with eye-opening experiments and visual examples, the author first demolishes our intuitive sense of how our mind works, then argues for a positive interpretation of the brain as a ceaseless and creative improviser.

Mind Is Flat
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-03-29

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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-08-07

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-02

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  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-29

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  • Author : Andy Griffiths
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01

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  • Author : Christine Garwood
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-12-17

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-06-10

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-03-16

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  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06

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