Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives
“Excellent. . . . [Buonomano] reveals the intricate limitations and blessings of the most complex device in the known universe.”—The AtlanticThe human brain may be the best piece of technology ever created, but it’s far from perfect. Drawing on colorful examples and surprising research, neuroscientist Dean Buonomano exposes the blind spots and weaknesses that beset our brains and lead us to make misguided personal, professional, and financial decisions. Whether explaining why we are susceptible to advertisements or demonstrating how false memories are formed, Brain Bugs not only explains the brain’s inherent flaws but also gives us the tools to counteract them.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sageness - LibraryThing
skimmed parts, read most of it. About average for pop science, which is to say, wildly uneven, depending on the chapter's subject matter. The chapters on fear and advertising were quite good; the chapter on the supernatural really wasn't. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JeffV - LibraryThing
Brain Bugs uses analogies from computer terminology to explain how our minds wiring sometimes resembles errant programming. From instinctual reactions (some in the animal world -- such as skunk ... Read full review