Monday, February 10, 2014

The latest brain research: eBooks & audiobooks that will blow your mind

Thanks to new technology and research techniques, we now know more than ever before about how our brains work. Although, each time we figure out something new, more questions are raised about the most mysterious of all organs. In the past few years, there has been a wave of highly readable nonfiction titles that give us insight into what the research is showing. Here is a list of questions about the brain and the titles from the eMedia Catalog that help give the answers.

Why is it that “to err is human?” Why is it hard to admit when you’re wrong? What causes us to make so many mistakes? How does our evolutionary past affect the way our brains perceive the world?

  • Why We Make Mistakes: How we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average by Joseph T. Hallinan
  • The Invisible Gorilla: And other ways our intuitions deceive us by Christopher Chabris & Daniel Simons
  • Brain Bugs: How the brain’s flaws shape our lives by Dean Buonomano

What exactly is creativity? Can anyone learn to become more creative? How can we find our hidden talents?

How are people’s brains wired differently? What advantages and disadvantages do people have based on their brain wiring?

  • The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the hidden potential of the dyslexic brain by Brock L. Eide & Fernette F. Eide

How is the daily use of personal technology affecting our brains? What are the effects of less face to face interaction and more communication via technology?

  • Better Off Flipping the Switch on Technology by Eric Brende

How has your individual personality been shaped? What are the real differences between the brains of men and women? What is going on behind the scenes in all of our unconscious minds?

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