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The Resource Hard to be human : overcoming our 5 cognitive design flaws, Ted Cadsby

Hard to be human : overcoming our 5 cognitive design flaws, Ted Cadsby

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Hard to be human : overcoming our 5 cognitive design flaws
Title
Hard to be human
Title remainder
overcoming our 5 cognitive design flaws
Statement of responsibility
Ted Cadsby
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Language
eng
Summary
"Powerful strategies to combat the design flaws of the human brain that make life in the twenty-first century unreasonably difficult. If they could study us the way we study them, other animals would be puzzled by our unique ability to inflict misery on ourselves. We expend a lot of energy replaying past anguish, anticipating future distress, and stewing in self-righteous anger. Other animals would call us out for being oddly paradoxical creatures who long to be happy while creating our own suffering, who struggle to adapt to a confusing world that we ourselves created. In our defense, we haven't yet mastered our neuron-packed brains, whose incredible complexity evolved in somewhat haphazard ways over millennia in a very different world than today's, giving rise to the five big design flaws of the human mind: greedy reductionism, which causes us to oversimplify; certainty addiction, which makes us overconfident; emotional hostage-taking, where we overreact to threats and engage in rumination; competing selves, where we are burdened with inner conflict; and misguided meaning, where we constantly struggle to make sense of things. Hard to Be Human corrals the best insights from psychology, neuroscience, physics, and philosophy to reveal powerful strategies for the five big battles we each face in the war with ourselves. Other animals have a simpler life, but we can have it easier, too."--
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Issued also in electronic formats.
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Cadsby, Ted
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1954-
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Strom, Cy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Cognition
  • Brain
  • Thought and thinking
  • Psychologie cognitive
  • Cognition
  • Cerveau
  • Pensée
  • thinking
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Thought and thinking
Label
Hard to be human : overcoming our 5 cognitive design flaws, Ted Cadsby
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Editor: Cy Strom"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part 1: The human predicament -- Part 2: A fix for every flaw -- Conclusion: We're still in Beta
Control code
1227692082
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781459748842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 505
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)1227692082
Label
Hard to be human : overcoming our 5 cognitive design flaws, Ted Cadsby
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Editor: Cy Strom"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part 1: The human predicament -- Part 2: A fix for every flaw -- Conclusion: We're still in Beta
Control code
1227692082
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781459748842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 505
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)1227692082

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