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Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts And Deceives
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date July 1, 2006
Pages 243
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393062137
ISBN-10 0393062139
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
An accessible evaluation of the unconscious mind offers insight into the brain's capacity for self-delusion, revealing inborn tendencies that shape sensations, perceptions, and other thought processes as part of the mind's role in defending and glorifying the ego.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A delightfully unsparing look into what your brain is doing behind your back.

In recent years, we've heard a lot about the extraordinary workings of our hundred-billion-celled brain: its amazing capacities to regulate all sensation, perception, thinking, and feeling; the power to shape all experience and define our identity. Indeed, the brain's power is being confirmed every day in new studies and research. But there is a brain we don't generally hear about, a brain we might not want to hear about…the "prima donna within."

Exposing the mind's deceptions and exploring how the mind defends and glorifies the ego, Dr. Cordelia Fine illustrates the brain's tendency to self-delusion. Whether it be hindsight bias, wishful thinking, unrealistic optimism, or moral excuse-making, each of us has a slew of inborn mind-bugs and ordinary prejudices that prevent us from seeing the truth about the world and ourselves. With fascinating studies to support her arguments, Dr. Fine takes us on an insightful, rip-roaringly funny tour through the brain you never knew you had.

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1 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (July 1, 2006)
9780393062137 | details & prices | 243 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.95
About: An accessible evaluation of the unconscious mind offers insight into the brain's capacity for self-delusion, revealing inborn tendencies that shape sensations, perceptions, and other thought processes as part of the mind's role in defending and glorifying the ego.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (June 1, 2008); titled "A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives"
9780393331639 | details & prices | 243 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $15.95
About: "Provocative enough to make you start questioning your each and every action.

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