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The Resource On task : how our brain gets things done, David Badre

On task : how our brain gets things done, David Badre

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On task : how our brain gets things done
Title
On task
Title remainder
how our brain gets things done
Statement of responsibility
David Badre
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why is it hard to text and drive at the same time? How do you resist eating that extra piece of cake? Why does staring at a tax form feel mentally exhausting? Why can your child expertly fix the computer and yet still forget to put on a coat? From making a cup of coffee to buying a house to changing the world around them, humans are uniquely able to execute necessary actions. How do we do it? Or in other words, how do our brains get things done? In On Task, cognitive neuroscientist David Badre presents the first authoritative introduction to the neuroscience of cognitive control-the remarkable ways that our brains devise sophisticated actions to achieve our goals. We barely notice this routine part of our lives. Yet, cognitive control, also known as executive function, is an astonishing phenomenon that has a profound impact on our well-being. Drawing on cutting-edge research, vivid clinical case studies, and examples from daily life, Badre sheds light on the evolution and inner workings of cognitive control. He examines issues from multitasking and willpower to habitual errors and bad decision making, as well as what happens as our brains develop in childhood and change as we age-and what happens when cognitive control breaks down. Ultimately, Badre shows that cognitive control affects just about everything we do. A revelatory look at how billions of neurons collectively translate abstract ideas into concrete plans, On Task offers an eye-opening investigation into the brain's critical role in human behavior
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Badre, David
Dewey number
612.8/233
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP360.5
LC item number
.B35 2020eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WL 337
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Executive functions (Neuropsychology)
  • Developmental psychology
  • Decision making
  • Mental Processes
  • SCIENCE / Cognitive Science
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Decision making
  • Developmental psychology
  • Executive functions (Neuropsychology)
Label
On task : how our brain gets things done, David Badre
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What lies in the gap between knowledge and action? -- The origins of human cognitive control -- The stability-flexibility dilemma -- Hierarchies in the head -- The tao of multitasking -- Stopping -- The costs and benefits of control -- The informational retrieval problem -- Cognitive control over lifespan -- Getting things done that matter
Control code
1197868143
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 330 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691212340
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv11h5cvn
  • 8792e4dc-eb5f-4289-bccb-491977d617a4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1197868143
Label
On task : how our brain gets things done, David Badre
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What lies in the gap between knowledge and action? -- The origins of human cognitive control -- The stability-flexibility dilemma -- Hierarchies in the head -- The tao of multitasking -- Stopping -- The costs and benefits of control -- The informational retrieval problem -- Cognitive control over lifespan -- Getting things done that matter
Control code
1197868143
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 330 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691212340
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv11h5cvn
  • 8792e4dc-eb5f-4289-bccb-491977d617a4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1197868143

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