An engaging survey of humor starts with the tickle response and presents the desire to laugh as a social agent derived from infancy, when a baby's smile serves as a salve to parents who might otherwise be put out by the care that babies require. An illuminating sketch of the fear response shows how and why bad memories linger, while considerations of different types of thinking show how the brain prioritizes past and present stimuli in its myriad operations.
The book's approachable tone veers toward patness on occasion, but Johnson's ritual of not taking anything for granted leaves scientific findings at the ready for everyday use. Mind Wide Open is a book about the brain, but it's more concerned with the brain's role in the mind, as well as the mind's role in the whole of the world.
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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. Help Centre. My Wishlist Sign In Join. Be the first to write a review. Add to Wishlist.
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If you know nothing about what's actually happening in your head, the neurological activity you experience is invisible: it's just you being yourself. It is one of my fundamental assumptions that you can get something useful out of neuroscience with this level of mastery. What People are Saying About This. And so the feeling stays alive in you. Our innate ability to read people's faces is outside conscious thought. Here he writes about some of the ways that the behavior of what we like to call our selves emerges moment by moment from all kinds of separate tools and workshops in the brain, which neuroscientists call modules. These are tools, in other words, for exploring our individual minds, with all their quirkiness and inimitability.
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