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What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite
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Publisher Prometheus Books
Publication date November 22, 2011
Pages 309
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781616144838
ISBN-10 1616144831
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $19.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs. In fact, much of what makes our brains "happy" leads to errors, biases, and distortions, which make getting out of our own way extremely difficult.

Author David DiSalvo presents evidence from evolutionary and social psychology, cognitive science, neurology, and even marketing and economics. And he interviews many of the top thinkers in psychology and neuroscience today. From this research-based platform, DiSalvo draws out insights that we can use to identify our brains’ foibles and turn our awareness into edifying action. Ultimately, he argues, the research does not serve up ready-made answers, but provides us with actionable clues for overcoming the plight of our advanced brains and, consequently, living more fulfilled lives.

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With David›››› Disalvo | from Prometheus Books (November 22, 2011)
9781616144838 | details & prices | 309 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $19.00
About: This book reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs.

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