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If you want your personal sense of superiority punctured (and we all have one) then David McRaney is the man to do it. A follow-up to his You Are Not So Smart, here are more revelations into the not-so-perfect human brain and the traps it leads us into. You Can Beat Your Brain gives us some ammunition in fighting back to become the cool, calm and incredible brainiac we truly are. It’s both fun and fascinating to read but there is a serious side to all this, if we realised how our perceptions mislead us, life would be infinitely better for us and the planet with less aggression and all-round dumbness.
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Do you think that you are smarter than most people? Do you know why you fell for your partner? Do you think that, as a member of a jury, you'd be impartial and just listen to the evidence? You are probably wrong. Every second, your brain is misevaluating and misjudging, responding to evolved rules that no longer apply. And it's time to fight back! In the follow-up to the bestselling sensation You Are Not So Smart, David McRaney once again delves into the assorted ways we mislead ourselves, but more than that, he helps us to overcome our quirks and think more effectively. From conserving willpower to using money to buy happiness, You Can Beat Your Brain is a pocket-sized primer informed by the latest studies in psychology and packed with wry humour and astonishing facts. You'll discover why tall men earn more money, why a rickety bridge is a good place for a first date, and how to avoid irrational beliefs and self-delusion.
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Self-described psychology nerd David McRaney is a journalist and twice-recipient of the William Randolph Hearst Award. He runs the popular blog Youarenotsosmart.com. This, his first book, was a run-away success in the US; Penguin US have already commissioned the sequel for a six-figure advance.More About David McRaney