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The Resource The mind is flat : the remarkable shallowness of the improvising brain, Nick Chater

The mind is flat : the remarkable shallowness of the improvising brain, Nick Chater

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The mind is flat : the remarkable shallowness of the improvising brain
Title
The mind is flat
Title remainder
the remarkable shallowness of the improvising brain
Statement of responsibility
Nick Chater
Title variation
Remarkable shallowness of the improvising brain
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Psychologists and neuroscientists struggle with how best to interpret human motivation and decision making. The assumption is that below a mental "surface" of conscious awareness lies a deep and complex set of inner beliefs, values, and desires that govern our thoughts, ideas, and actions, and that to know this depth is to know ourselves. In this profoundly original book, behavioral scientist Nick Chater contends just the opposite: rather than being the plaything of unconscious currents, the brain generates behaviors in the moment based entirely on our past experiences. Engaging the reader with eye-opening experiments and visual examples, the author first demolishes our intuitive sense of how our mind works, then argues for a positive interpretation of the brain as a ceaseless and creative improviser"--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
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Chater, Nick
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.C497 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 H-668
  • WL 337
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition
  • Human behavior
  • Neurosciences
  • Cognition
  • Behavior
  • Cognition
  • Human behavior
  • Neurosciences
Target audience
adult
Label
The mind is flat : the remarkable shallowness of the improvising brain, Nick Chater
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United States in 2018 by Yale University Press. First published in Great Britain in 2018 as The Mind is Flat: The Illusion of Mental Depth and the Improvised Mind by Penguin Books Ltd, London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-243) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Literary Depth, Mental Shallows -- Part One, The Illusion of Mental Depth: The Power of Invention -- The Feeling of Reality -- Anatomy of a Hoax -- The Inconstant Imagination -- Inventing Feelings -- Manufacturing Choice -- Part Two, The Improvised Mind: The Cycle of Thought -- The Narrow Channel of Consciousness -- The Myth of Unconscious Thought -- The Boundary of Consciousness -- Precedents not Principles -- The Secret of Intelligence -- Epilogue: Reinventing Ourselves
Control code
1026340024
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780300238723
Lccn
2018941452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1026340024
Label
The mind is flat : the remarkable shallowness of the improvising brain, Nick Chater
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United States in 2018 by Yale University Press. First published in Great Britain in 2018 as The Mind is Flat: The Illusion of Mental Depth and the Improvised Mind by Penguin Books Ltd, London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Literary Depth, Mental Shallows -- Part One, The Illusion of Mental Depth: The Power of Invention -- The Feeling of Reality -- Anatomy of a Hoax -- The Inconstant Imagination -- Inventing Feelings -- Manufacturing Choice -- Part Two, The Improvised Mind: The Cycle of Thought -- The Narrow Channel of Consciousness -- The Myth of Unconscious Thought -- The Boundary of Consciousness -- Precedents not Principles -- The Secret of Intelligence -- Epilogue: Reinventing Ourselves
Control code
1026340024
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780300238723
Lccn
2018941452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1026340024

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