➸ Mind Wide Open Author Steven Johnson – Thegreatwallonline.us

Mind Wide Open In This Nationally Bestselling, Compulsively Readable Account Of What Makes Brain Science A Vital Component Of People S Quest To Know Themselves, Acclaimed Science Writer Steven Johnson Subjects His Own Brain To A Battery Of Tests To Find Out What S Really Going On Inside He Asks How Do We Read Other People What Is The Neurochemistry Behind Love And Sex What Does It Mean That The Brain Is Teeming With Powerful Chemicals Closely Related To Recreational Drugs Why Does Music Move Us To Tears Where Do Breakthrough Ideas Come From Johnson Answers These And Many Questions Arising From The Events Of Our Everyday Lives You Do Not Have To Be A Neuroscientist To Wonder, For Example, Why Do You Smile And Why Do You Sometimes Smile Inappropriately, Even If You Don T Want To How Do Others Read Your Inappropriate Smile How Does Such Interplay Occur Neurochemically, And What, If Anything, Can You Do About It Fascinating And Rewarding, Mind Wide Open Speaks To Brain Buffs, Self Obsessed Neurotics, Barstool Psychologists, Mystified Parents, Grumpy Spouses, Exasperated Managers, And Anyone Who Enjoys Speculating And Gossiping About The Motivations And Behaviors Of Other Human Beings Steven Johnson Shows Us The Transformative Power Of Understanding Brain Science And Offers New Modes Of Introspection And Tools For Better Parenting, Better Relationships, And Better Living.

<Reading> ➸ Mind Wide Open  Author Steven Johnson – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Mind Wide Open
  • Steven Johnson
  • English
  • 20 January 2017
  • 0743241665

10 thoughts on “Mind Wide Open


  1. says:

    PTSD


  2. says:

    If I was to sign up for a religion it would really have to offer me muchthan the chance to chant Holy, Holy, Holy at the right hand of God for the rest of eternity One of the things that would nearly sway me would be if it gave me a change to do and be all of the things there just isn t time in one life to be and do And if I was converted to this particular religion one of the lives that would be on the top of the list would have to be some sort of brain scientist type person you kno If I was to sign up for a religion it would really have to offer me muchthan the chance to chant Holy, Holy, Holy at the right hand of God for the rest of eternity One of the things that would nearly sway me would be if it gave me a change to do and be all of the things there just isn t time in one life to be and do And if I was converted to this particular religion one of the lives that would be on the top of the list would have to be some sort of brain scientist type person you know, a neurologist or a cognitive scienti...


  3. says:

    Disturbingly simple depiction of the mind Johnson is unquestionably in awe of the brain His awe seems to have impaired his skepticism The result is that he sensationalized what he learned and at times provided absolutely false information as if it were fact For example, He is under the assumption that the better people are at reading emotions, theextroverted Where is the evidence for such an absurd claim This is why extraverts often misdiagnose introverts with autism, when in fact th Disturbingly simple depiction of the mind Johnson is unquestionably in awe of the brain His awe seems to have impaired his skepticism The result is that he sensationalized what he learned and at times provided absolutely false information as if it were fact For example, He is under the assumption that the better people are at reading emotions, theextroverted Where is the evidence for such an absurd claim This is why extraverts often misdiagnose introverts with autism, when in fact they are not even on the spectrum Worse, despite being around some of the most respected neuroscientists the world has ...


  4. says:

    OLD some interesting bits, but a little too everyday and wandering for me but only 1 3 done and won t judge until the end.NEW It feels like Steven Berlin Johnson set out on a quest to understand his own mind, kept a diary about it, and decided to publish it when he reached a conclusion He doesn t delve too ...


  5. says:

    I really liked this book Each chapter focused on a different aspect of the mind For example, one chapter discussed our ability to mindread other people, referring to how we can read subtle cues about a person s mood, whether they are lying, etc from their facial expressions, tone, etc and we have no idea we can even do this He points out that we DO usually sense that we enjoy conversing with some peoplethan others even when the content of hte conversations is largely the same, and p I really liked this book Each chapter focused on a different aspect of the mind For example, one chapter discussed our ability to mindread other people, referring to how we can read subtle cues about a person s mood, whether they are lying, etc from their facial expressions, tone, etc and we have no idea we can even do this He points out that we DO usually sense that we enjoy conversing with some peoplethan others even when the content of hte conversations is largely the same, and posits that this may often be because you click with someone in terms of being able to optimally mindread one another Another chapter provided insights into ADD ADHD and how what we call attention is reallythan 1 skill there is auditory attention, visual attention, then the ability to switch back and forth or decide which external stimuli to ignore, etc Talked about...


  6. says:

    This is a pretty fascinating book It gets a little annoying whenever Johnson tries to pimp it out as a self help book learning about your brain can help you blah blah , but luckily, it s NOT a self help book it s an informative book about how your brain functions and how he went about exploring via MRI and neurofeedback, etc about how his brain works I m guessing he thought trying to pass it off as self help would increase his audience The chapter on attention was a tiny bit dull f This is a pretty fascinating book It gets a little annoying whenever Johnson tries to pimp it out as a self help book learning about your brain can help you blah blah , but luckily, it s NOT a self help book it s an informative book about how your brain functions and how he went about exploring via MRI and neurofeedback, etc about how his brain works I m guessing he thought trying to pass it off as self help would increase his audience The chapter on attention was a tiny bit dull for me in some parts, but this might have been b c I was alrea...


  7. says:

    Yep I m a neuroscience nerd.


  8. says:

    This is a really excellent look at how neuroscience relates to our everyday emotional lives One of the most interesting bits to me was the discussion of the way that we remember trauma Research now shows that a lot of conventional wisdom about trauma is flat out wrong in particularly, this book suggests that if talking out a traumatic event reproduces the fear response increased heart rate, etc , it may cause the fear produced by the memories to becomefirmly etched, not less This m This is a really excellent look at how neuroscience relat...


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  10. says:

    Good stuff, if a little dated now Lots of interesting info about brain mechanics and the psychic 0inner world Not too much overt speculation or blah blah about evolutionary biology Know thyself.

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