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Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain
Author: Lisa Feldman Barrett. Publishing year: 2020.
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain brings a new light into why our brain has evolved and how it functions.
Understanding how our brain works has been in the center of scientific research for over a decade. Even more, it has been central to our interests even before the scientific method was available. Philosopher’s have long speculated and tried to explain how our mind works.
In seven short essay Lisa Feldman Barrett brings our own understanding one step further.
“The opening essays tells a story of how brains evolved, but it is just a brief peek into a vast evolutionary history.”
Because we have a brain we consider ourselves specialists in the field. Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain helps us see how much of our knowledge is actually wrong and how established facts are just myths and metaphors.
“If real brains don’t work like any of these metaphors suggest they do, and the triune brain is a myth, then what kind of brain do we actually have that makes us the kind of animal that we are?
From how our minds create reality to how they interact with other minds, this book is a very easy and engaging read. On your journey, you will learn why brains actually evolved, and why the metaphor’s we use to explain it, are misleading.