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Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

In this nationally bestselling compulsively readable account of what makes brain science a vital component of people's uest to know themselves acclaimed science writer Steven Johnson subjects his own brain to a battery of tests to find out what's really going on inside He asks How do we read other peopleWhat is the neurochemistry behind love and sexWhat does it mean that the brain is teeming with powerful chemicals closely related to recreational. If I was to sign up for a religion it would really have to offer me much than the chance to chant Holy Holy Holy at the right hand of God for the rest of eternity One of the things that would nearly sway me would be if it gave me a change to do and be all of the things there just isn t time in one life to be and do And if I was converted to this particular religion one of the lives that would be on the top of the list would have to be some sort of brain scientist type person you know a neurologist or a cognitive scientist some sort of brain dudeThis really was a remarkable book about a remarkable journey into the brain of the author Not just some crappy journey you might expect from one of those horrid 1950s science documentaries Let me take you deep inside my brain No nothing like that This was a literal journey into his brain Often it involved him being strapped into some god awful whirling machine and having to do things so that analysis could be done on him as he was working It is such a great idea for a book and one I would have loved to have come up with this is precisely the journey I would have liked to have gone on I could think of nothing better than playing with some of the stuff this guy gets to play with in this bookThere is lots of uite difficult material presented but always in an interesting and engaging way In fact it was so well presented and so fascinating that the book just whizzed by His discussion of our brain on drugs for example was uite fascinating But the most interesting parts of this book are the bits about the placebo effect and whether it really exists I have always known that the placebo effect accounts for about 30% of the effectiveness of any medical treatment but had no idea how I knew this That this isn t actually the case that it really depends on the nature of the drug or treatment under consideration is interesting enough What is even interesting is that the placebo effect can even be detectable when you know it is a placebo you are taking Get your head around that one You can know you are taking a sugar table and it can still make you feel better He even goes so far as to say that clinical tests on Valium show that the drug is only effective if you are told you are going to be on it not if you don t know Lorena told me off today for suggesting this but that was what the man saidThis was an interesting book on a truly fascinating subject

SUMMARY Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

Ting and rewarding Mind Wide Open speaks to brain buffs self obsessed neurotics barstool psychologists mystified parents grumpy spouses exasperated managers and anyone who enjoys speculating and gossiping about the motivations and behaviors of other human beings Steven Johnson shows us the transformative power of understanding brain science and offers new modes of introspection and tools for better parenting better relationships and better living. Yep I m a neuroscience nerd

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DrugsWhy does music move us to tearsWhere do breakthrough ideas come from Johnson answers these and many uestions arising from the events of our everyday lives You do not have to be a neuroscientist to wonder for example why do you smile And why do you sometimes smile inappropriately even if you don't want to How do others read your inappropriate smile How does such interplay occur neurochemically and what if anything can you do about it Fascina. OLD some interesting bits but a little too everyday and wandering for me but only 13 done and won t judge until the endNEWIt feels like Steven Berlin Johnson set out on a uest to understand his own mind kept a diary about it and decided to publish it when he reached a conclusion He doesn t delve too deeply into either the science or the anecdotes and I lost his train of thought several times It s a neat exploration but a bit too self indulgent to be a really compelling story for a reader


About the Author: Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson is the bestselling author of twelve books including Enemy of All Mankind Farsighted Wonderland How We Got to Now Where Good Ideas Come From The Invention of Air The Ghost Map and Everything Bad Is Good for YouHe's the host of the podcast American Innovations and the host and co creator of the PBS and BBC series How We Got to Now Johnson lives in Marin County California



10 thoughts on “Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

  1. says:

    If I was to sign up for a religion it would really have to offer me much than the chance to chant “Holy Holy Holy” at the right hand of God for the rest of eternity One of the things that would nearly sway me would be if it gave me a change to do and be all of the things there just isn’t time in one life

  2. says:

    Disturbingly simple depiction of the mind Johnson is unuestionably in awe of the brain His awe seems to have impaired his skepticism The result

  3. says:

    Johnson opens with a uote from Keats let winged Fancy wanderThrough the thought still spread beyond herOpen wide mind's cage door While reading Johnson's pages about the behavioral theory of Robert Cloninger his theory and research showing t

  4. says:

    I really liked this book Each chapter focused on a different aspect of the mind For example one chapter discussed our ability to mindread oth

  5. says:

    OLD some interesting bits but a little too everyday and wandering for me? but only 13 done and won't judge until the endNEWIt feels like Steven Berlin Johnson set out on a uest to understand his own mind kept a diary about it and decided to publish it when he reached a conclusion He doesn't delve too deeply into either the science or the an

  6. says:

    Description Mind Wide Open speaks to brain buffs self obsessed neurotics barstool psychologists mystified parents grumpy spouses exa

  7. says:

    This is a pretty fascinating book It gets a little annoying whenever Johnson tries to pimp it out as a self help book learning about your brain can help you blah blah but luckily it's NOT a self help book it's an informative book about how your brain functions and how he went about exploring via MRI and neurofeedback etc about how h

  8. says:

    Yep I'm a neuroscience nerd

  9. says:

    This is a really excellent look at how neuroscience relates to our everyday emotional lives One of the most interesting bits to me was the discussion of the way that we remember trauma Research now shows that a lot

  10. says:

    This book is fine but it's on the level of a breezy magazine piece The picture it presents of the brain is a vastly simplified one and the set pieces Johnson delivers in each chapter skate along the surface of the implications of modern neur

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