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Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind
Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind

Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind

Guy Claxton
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Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind

Guy Claxton
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In these accelerated times, our decisive and businesslike ways of thinking are unprepared for ambiguity, paradox, and sleeping on it. " We assume that the quick-thinking "hare brain" will beat out the slower Intuition of the "tortoise mind. " However, now research in cognitive science is changing this understanding of the human mind. It suggests that patience and confusion--rather than rigor and certainty--are the essential precursors of wisdom. With a compelling argument that the mind works best when we trust our unconscious, or "undermind, " psychologist Guy Claxton makes an appeal that we be less analytical and let our creativity have free rein. He also encourages 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 Illuminating, uplifting, stimulating read that focuses on a new kind of well-being and cognition.

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Publisher
HarperCollins
Year
2016
ISBN
9780062032119
Topic
Psychology
Subtopic
Cognitive Psychology & Cognition

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