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Author DiSalvo, David, 1970-

Title What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite / David DiSalvo.

Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    152.42 DIS    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    152.42 DIS    Will be deleted
Description 309 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Forward / Wray Herbert -- Introduction: Hacking the cognitive compass -- Certainty and the seduction of chance -- Drifting, discounting, and escaping -- Motivation, restraint, and regret -- Social ebbs and influential flows -- Memory and modeling -- Nothing so pure as action.
Summary Years of neuroscience research have led to the current understanding of the brain as a prediction machine. The problem is that our brains' evolved capacity for avoiding and defending against threats has a slew of by-products, all tightly woven into our day-to-day thinking and behavior, that ensnare us while making our threat-anticipating brains "happy."
Subject Happiness.
ISBN 9781616144838 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1616144831 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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