Laboratory studies of subliminal perception, problem solving, and creativity point to a cacophony of intelligent voices murmuring just below our conscious levels of awareness yet influencing our behavior in subtle ways we are only just beginning to understand. Claxton argues persuasively that this unconscious intelligence is just what we need to handle complex situations, and that our culture's misplaced emphasis on logic and reason to the exclusion of all else is foolish, and even hypocritical, as most scientists will readily admit to abandoning their left-brains on occasion for bursts of nonlinear, inspired thinking. But his prose is never preachy; in fact, he sounds as warm and wise as the Buddhist monks he has studied with. If you're looking for a new way of thinking about thinking, you'll find it in Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very good point but very repetitive. Gives no practical suggestions on how to deal with the issue that I could find.Published 13 months ago by Reader
I first learned of this book while reading a Fast Company article interviewing the inimitable John Cleese on Creativity (indeed, his quote "the essential guide to creative... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Barry L. Davis
Although verbose. The author backs up his findings making the book somewhat academic. Yet it has some very good insights.Published 21 months ago by Jose Solera
In this well-written, original and scholarly book, Guy Claxton takes us on a journey towards better understanding how the mind works and how our best decisions are influenced when... Read morePublished on January 12, 2010 by Dr. Christine Maingard
"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... Read morePublished on August 26, 2009 by Sarah Bruce Kelly
I give this book 5 stars. Very entertaining. Some really great new ideas. Very interesting insight on thinking slowly and "undermind". Read morePublished on April 14, 2009 by Amazon Customer
This is a terrific book if you have any interest in understanding your fellow humans and yourself. Claxton is a clear enticing writer with a rich source of research and background... Read morePublished on June 1, 2001 by Bruce M. Anderson