"'Fine sets out to demonstrate that the human brain is vainglorious and stubborn. She succeeds brilliantly.' Mail on Sunday 'In breezy demotic, Fine offers an entertaining tour of current thinking' Telegraph 'This is one of the most interesting and amusing accounts of how we think we think - I think.' Alexander McCall Smith 'A fascinating, funny, disconcerting and lucid book... by the end you'll realise that your brain can (and does) run rings around you.' Helen Dunmore 'Consistently well-written and meticulously researched' Alain de Botton The Sunday Times 'Fine, a cognitive neuroscientist with a sharp sense of humour and an intelligent sense of reality, slaps an Asbo on the hundred billion grey cells that - literally - have shifty, ruthless, self-serving minds of their own.' The Times 'Clear, accessible writing makes her a science writer to watch' Metro 'Fine wears her learning lightly, blending facts with humorous observations. The result is a fascinating insight into how our minds work.' Psychologies 'A witty survey of psychology experiments demonstrating the depths of our suggestibility, the irrationality of our reasoning and the limits of free will.' Focus" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Cordelia Fine, the author of A Mind of Its Own and Delusions of Gender, is a research associate at the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics at Macquarie University and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychology. She lives in Victoria, Australia.
Quality book in fine condition delivered in a timely way. Thanks.Published 2 months ago by thomas e.
Interesting, although a little wordy at times. By "wordy" I mean explained the same thing several times. Read morePublished 11 months ago by L. .G. avid reader
This book is a great "bathroom reader" IF you can look past the author's penchant for complex sentence structure. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rob Rosenberger
My daughter has read this book twice now. She loves books that deal with the brain. Already read it once from the libraryPublished 15 months ago by Trying to get healthy
I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to read and didn't get boring. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys learning why humans do the things we do.Published 19 months ago by Belinda Biddick
Convincing the brain of its own biases is not an easy task, but Cordelia Fine makes a very compelling and effective case in her book, A Mind of its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Brandon Verwijst
Researching why we behave as we do, I wanted to learn more about how our subconscious thinking affects our behaviour. Read morePublished 23 months ago by MTG