[PDF] This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series) AUTHOR John Brockman


  • Hardcover
  • 448pages
  • This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series)
  • John Brockman
  • English
  • 09 December 2017
  • 9780062109392

11 thoughts on “This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series)

  1. says:

    I was recommended this book by my friend who used to be a journalist at WSJ I take his recommendations serious and buy anything he recommends

  2. says:

    The book is a collection of 150 small essays from 150 different authors with the most distinct backgrounds Each essay is about a concept or shorthand abstraction which the author thinks each person should have i

  3. says:

    The concept and the idea behind this book and the other similar editions is sound and interesting Get a large number of relevant thi

  4. says:

    Brockman's books extracted from Edgeorg are really hubs that through their spokes the essays they group together under one uestion consent the reader to reach out and grab experience explore the often difficult to follow contemporary thought in many scientific disciplines Otherwise we could define them as toolkits from w

  5. says:

    Some interesting and insightful information but I was surprised by some confusing data A few examples I remember 1Holism the maximum possible

  6. says:

    I love this book Way too much I had to purchase it for a class but I ended up purchasing additional books from the Edgecom’s uestion of the year because I thought it was a fantastic idea There are so many interesting topics and they have definitely changed my perspective of the world for the better

  7. says:

    Composed of very short articles Very interesting

  8. says:

    Definitely a great summary of important scientific sociological and philosophical knowledge condensed into very short summaries Highly recommended as an accessible book that you can just dip into

  9. says:

    Good

  10. says:

    An enjoyable read

  11. says:

    Perfect for within easy reach of the loo

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This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series)

Load Steven Pinker on win win negotiating Daniel Goleman on understanding our connection to the natural worldMatt Ridley on tapping collective intelligence Lisa Randall on effective theorizing Brian Eno on ecological vision J Craig Venter on the multiple possible origins of life Helen Fisher on temperament Sam Harris on the flow of thought Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty Definitely a great summary of important scientific sociological and philosophical knowledge condensed into very short summaries Highly recommended as an accessible book that you can just dip into Hedge Witch recommended as an accessible book that you can just dip into

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Featuring a foreword by David BrooksThis Will Make You Smarterpresents brilliantbut accessibleideas to expand every mind What scientific concept would improve everybodys cognitive toolkitThis is the uestion John Brockman publisher of Edge posed to the worlds most influential thinkers Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology philosophy economics physics sociolog The concept and the idea behind this book and the other similar editions is sound and interesting Get a large number of relevant thinkers to give a short taste from their field and some sort of predictionAnd as a site online where you might click on ten or so it is wonderful But in a book collecting all 150 No so muchFirst off a lot of the post don t really talk about concepts as such along the wow it would be kinda cool Lines of late night discussions Of those that do some just tease it in less than a page whilst others seem on a mini crusade and go on into minutiae of their pet projectSo a book bringing the 102550 best or most popular or most controversial might be a lot better Leaving the rest of the thanks for taking the time online Then I d have understood the edited by on the coverBut still four starsYes because here are a lot of nuggets here and a lot of books to look into and people to explore further I have a Feeling I might have crept close to the max numbers if highlights in a single kindle book And as a time capsule it will be fun to have a look at in 20 years time

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Y andSurprising and enlightening these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the worldContributors include Daniel Kahneman on the focusing illusion Jonah Lehrer on controlling attention Richard Dawkins on experimentation Aubrey De Grey on conuering our fear of the unknown Martin Seligman on the ingredients of well beingNicholas Carr on managing cognitive Brockman s books extracted from Edgeorg are really hubs that through their spokes the essays they group together under one uestion consent the reader to reach out and grab experience explore the often difficult to follow contemporary thought in many scientific disciplines Otherwise we could define them as toolkits from which to extract the necessary tool that helps us out to better understand our ever changing world The 2012 This will make you smarter are 153 essays that answer the uestion What scientific concept would improve everybody s cognitive toolkitThe message very concise that can be extracted from this book is that a big part of modern scientific though is about metacognition About the way we think Naturally also this may be one of the many biases because the uestion that was posed was thought up by Pinker and Kahneman who themselves are the ideologist of cognitive biasesPersonal suggestion this book is what was once the Reader s Digest an instrument to know things or what was going on without having to really dig through all the books one was supposed to have read Very useful in our fast paced world However insufficient to really explore modern scientific thought So read it let it sparkle your curiosity but then go out and get the texts explore the profiles of the authors look up the words and concepts you like most This is the best way to get the best out of this opus magnum and probably what Brockman wants you to doIf the interest in these topics is sincere I believe Daniel Kahnemans Thinking fast thinking slow must be the first read The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the worldContributors include Daniel Kahneman on the focusing illusion Jonah Lehrer on controlling attention Richard Dawkins on experimentation Aubrey De Grey on conuering our fear of the unknown Martin Seligman on the ingredients of well beingNicholas Carr on managing cognitive Brockman s books extracted from Edgeorg are Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic really hubs that through their spokes the essays they group together under one uestion consent the Earthfall (Homecoming, reader to A Daddy for Christmas reach out and grab experience explore the often difficult to follow contemporary thought in many scientific disciplines Otherwise we could define them as toolkits from which to extract the necessary tool that helps us out to better understand our ever changing world The 2012 This will make you smarter are 153 essays that answer the uestion What scientific concept would improve everybody s cognitive toolkitThe message very concise that can be extracted from this book is that a big part of modern scientific though is about metacognition About the way we think Naturally also this may be one of the many biases because the uestion that was posed was thought up by Pinker and Kahneman who themselves are the ideologist of cognitive biasesPersonal suggestion this book is what was once the Reader s Digest an instrument to know things or what was going on without having to Banned in Britain really dig through all the books one was supposed to have Hour of the Beast read Very useful in our fast paced world However insufficient to Dictionary Of Dreams really explore modern scientific thought So The Love of a Latino read it let it sparkle your curiosity but then go out and get the texts explore the profiles of the authors look up the words and concepts you like most This is the best way to get the best out of this opus magnum and probably what Brockman wants you to doIf the interest in these topics is sincere I believe Daniel Kahnemans Thinking fast thinking slow must be the first Other Days, Other Eyes read


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