Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind

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HarperCollins, Jul 29, 1999 - Psychology - 259 pages
9 Reviews
In Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind, psychologist Guy Claxton makes an appeal to be less analytical and let our creativity have free rein. He argues compellingly that the mind works best when we trust our unconscious, or "undermind" - a cool, intelligent resource that needs only time and receptivity to function. Claxton also pushes for a reevaluation of society's obsession with results-oriented thinking and problem-solving under pressure. Packed with interesting anecdotes, a dozen puzzles to test your reasoning, and the latest related research, Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind is an uplifting, stimulating read that focuses on a new kind of well-being, cognition, and problem-solving.

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Review: Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less

User Review  - Shane - Goodreads

Not only is this a wonderful book for stretching your linguistic muscle on, but it is also a book that encourages you to "zone out" reminds you to "chill" and advocates doing nothing to come up with good ideas. Love it. Read full review

Review: Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

"Wisdom arises from a friendly and intimate relationship with the undermind." By the "undermind," psychologist Guy Claxton is referring to the nebulous part of our mind usually referred to as the ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

Guy Claxton teaches at the University of Bristol.

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