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This Will Make You Smarter : New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Original): Brockman, John (EDT)/ Brooks, David (FRW): BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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This Will Make You Smarter : New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Original)
This Will Make You Smarter : New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Original)
Publisher : Perennial
Published Date : 2012/02
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780062109392

BookWeb Price : MYR 67.32
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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A50890000 A60750000
Place of Publication: United States
Textual Format: Readings/Anthologies
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
Kirkus Starred Reviews 6/89 (And Ongoing)
Kirkus Reviews 2011 November #2
Baker & Taylor Forecast - January 2012
Core Adult 600
School-Never-Out-Of-Stock Program 2007 (And Ongoing)
Table of Contents
 
Foreword                                           xxv
          David Brooks
Preface                                            xxix
          John Brockman
    "Deep Time" and the Far Future                 1   (2)
          Martin Rees
    We Are Unique                                  3   (3)
          Marcelo Gleiser
    The Mediocrity Principle                       6   (3)
          P.Z. Myers
    The Pointless Universe                         9   (2)
          Sean Carroll
    The Copernican Principle                       11  (2)
          Samuel Arbesman
    We Are Not Alone in the Universe               13  (2)
          J. Craig Venter
    Microbes Run the World                         15  (2)
          Stewart Brand
    The Double-Blind Control Experiment            17  (2)
          Richard Dawkins
    Promoting a Scientific Lifestyle               19  (4)
          Max Tegmark
    Experimentation                                23  (2)
          Roger Schank
    The Controlled Experiment                      25  (3)
          Timo Hannay
    Gedankenexperiment                             28  (2)
          Gino Segre
    The Pessimistic Meta-Induction from the        30  (2)
    History of Science
          Kathryn Schulz
    Each of Us Is Ordinary, Yet One of a Kind      32  (1)
          Samuel Barondes
    Nexus Causality, Moral Warfare, and            33  (4)
    Misattribution Arbitrage
          John Tooby
    Self-Serving Bias                              37  (2)
          David G. Myers
    Cognitive Humility                             39  (2)
          Gary Marcus
    Technologies Have Biases                       41  (2)
          Douglas Rushkoff
    Bias Is the Nose for the Story                 43  (3)
          Gerald Smallberg
    Control Your Spotlight                         46  (3)
          Jonah Lehrer
    The Focusing Illusion                          49  (2)
          Daniel Kahneman
    The Uselessness of Certainty                   51  (2)
          Carlo Rovelli
    Uncertainty                                    53  (2)
          Lawrence Krauss
    A Sense of Proportion About Fear of the        55  (3)
    Unknown
          Aubrey De Grey
    Because                                        58  (4)
          Nigel Goldenfeld
    The Name Game                                  62  (3)
          Stuart Firestein
    Living Is Fatal                                65  (3)
          Seth Lloyd
    Uncalculated Risk                              68  (4)
          Garrett Lisi
    Truth Is a Model                               72  (2)
          Neil Gershenfeld
    E Pluribus Unum                                74  (4)
          Jon Kleinberg
    A Proxemics of Urban Sexuality                 78  (1)
          Stefano Boeri
    Failure Liberates Success                      79  (2)
          Kevin Kelly
    Holism                                         81  (3)
          Nicholas A. Christakis
    Tanstaafl                                      84  (1)
          Robert R. Provine
    Skeptical Empiricism                           85  (1)
          Gerald Holton
    Open Systems                                   86  (2)
          Thomas A. Bass
    Non-Inherent Inheritance                       88  (2)
          George Church
    Shifting Baseline Syndrome                     90  (2)
          Paul Kedrosky
    Perma                                          92  (2)
          Martin Seligman
    Positive-Sum Games                             94  (4)
          Steven Pinker
    The Snuggle for Existence                      98  (2)
          Roger Highfield
    The Law of Comparative Advantage               100 (1)
          Dylan Evans
    Structured Serendipity                         101 (2)
          Jason Zweig
    The World Is Unpredictable                     103 (2)
          Rudy Rucker
    Randomness                                     105 (4)
          Charles Seife
    The Kaleidoscopic Discovery Engine             109 (3)
          Clifford Pickover
    Inference to the Best Explanation              112 (3)
          Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
    Pragmamorphism                                 115 (1)
          Emanuel Derman
    Cognitive Load                                 116 (2)
          Nicholas Carr
    To Curate                                      118 (2)
          Hans Ulrich Obrist
    "Graceful" SHAs                                120 (4)
          Richard Nisbett
    Externalities                                  124 (3)
          Rob Kurzban
    Everything Is in Motion                        127 (2)
          James O'Donnell
    Subselves and the Modular Mind                 129 (3)
          Douglas T. Kenrick
    Predictive Coding                              132 (3)
          Andy Clark
    Our Sensory Desktop                            135 (4)
          Donald Hoffman
    The Senses and the Multisensory                139 (4)
          Barry C. Smith
    The Umwelt                                     143 (3)
          David Eagleman
    The Rational Unconscious                       146 (4)
          Alison Gopnik
    We Are Blind to Much That Shapes Our Mental    150 (4)
    Life
          Adam Alter
    An Instinct to Learn                           154 (3)
          W. Tecumseh Fitch
    Think Bottom Up, Not Top Down                  157 (3)
          Michael Shermer
    Fixed-Action Patterns                          160 (2)
          Irene Pepperberg
    Powers of 10                                   162 (3)
          Terrence Sejnowski
    Life Code                                      165 (2)
          Juan Enriquez
    Constraint Satisfaction                        167 (3)
          Stephen M. Kosslyn
    Cycles                                         170 (4)
          Daniel C. Dennett
    Keystone Consumers                             174 (3)
          Jennifer Jacquet
    Cumulative Error                               177 (3)
          Jaron Lanier
    Cultural Attractors                            180 (4)
          Dan Sperber
    Scale Analysis                                 184 (4)
          Giulio Boccaletti
    Hidden Layers                                  188 (4)
          Frank Wilczek
    "Science"                                      192 (2)
          Lisa Randall
    The Expanding In-Group                         194 (2)
          Marcel Kinsbourne
    Contingent Superorganisms                      196 (2)
          Jonathan Haidt
    The Pareto Principle                           198 (3)
          Clay Shirky
    Find That Frame                                201 (2)
          William Calvin
    Wicked Problems                                203 (3)
          Jay Rosen
    Anthropocene Thinking                          206 (3)
          Daniel Goleman
    Homo dilatus                                   209 (2)
          Alun Anderson
    We Are Lost in Thought                         211 (3)
          Sam Harris
    The Phenomenally Transparent Self-Model        214 (1)
          Thomas Metzinger
    Correlation Is Not a Cause                     215 (3)
          Sue Blackmore
    Information Flow                               218 (3)
          David Dalrymple
    Thinking in Time Versus Thinking Outside of    221 (4)
    Time
          Lee Smolin
    Negative Capability Is a Profound Therapy      225 (1)
          Richard Foreman
    Depth                                          226 (3)
          Tor Nørretranders
    Temperament Dimensions                         229 (3)
          Helen Fisher
    The Personality/Insanity Continuum             232 (3)
          Geoffrey Miller
    Arise                                          235 (2)
          Joel Gold
    Systemic Equilibrium                           237 (3)
          Matthew Ritchie
    Projective Thinking                            240 (2)
          Linda Stone
    Anomalies and Paradigms                        242 (4)
          V.S. Ramachandran
    Recursive Structure                            246 (4)
          David Gelernter
    Designing Your Mind                            250 (4)
          Don Tapscott
    Free Jazz                                      254 (3)
          Andrian Kreye
    Collective Intelligence                        257 (2)
          Matt Ridley
    Risk Literacy                                  259 (3)
          Gerd Gigerenzer
    Science Versus Theater                         262 (2)
          Ross Anderson
    The Base Rate                                  264 (2)
          Keith Devlin
    Findex                                         266 (1)
          Marti Hearst
    An Assertion Is Often an Empirical             267 (1)
    Question, Settled by Collecting Evidence
          Susan Fiske
    Scientists Should Be Scientists                268 (3)
          Gregory Paul
    Bricoleur                                      271 (2)
          James Croak
    Science's Methods Aren't Just for Science      273 (2)
          Mark Henderson
    The Game of Life---and Looking for             275 (3)
    Generators
          Nick Bostrom
    Anecdotalism                                   278 (3)
          Robert Sapolsky
    You Can Show That Something Is Definitely      281 (1)
    Dangerous but Not That It's Definitely Safe
          Tom Standage
    Absence and Evidence                           282 (3)
          Christine Finn
    Path Dependence                                285 (4)
          John McWhorter
    Interbeing                                     289 (3)
          Scott D. Sampson
    The Other                                      292 (2)
          Dimitar Sasselov
    Ecology                                        294 (2)
          Brian Eno
    Dualities                                      296 (3)
          Stephon H. Alexander
    Dualities                                      299 (2)
          Amanda Gefter
    The Paradox                                    301 (2)
          Anthony Aguirre
    Hunting for Root Cause: The Human "Black       303 (2)
    Box"
          Eric Topol
    Personal Data Mining                           305 (2)
          David Rowan
    Parallelism in Art and Commerce                307 (3)
          Satyajit Das
    Innovation                                     310 (2)
          Laurence C. Smith
    The Gibbs Landscape                            312 (3)
          Kevin Hand
    Black Swan Technologies                        315 (3)
          Vinod Khosla
    Kakonomics                                     318 (3)
          Gloria Origgi
    Kayfabe                                        321 (3)
          Eric Weinstein
    Einstein's Blade in Ockham's Razor             324 (4)
          Kai Krause
    Heat-Seeking Missiles                          328 (2)
          Dave Winer
    Entanglement                                   330 (3)
          Marco Iacoboni
    Technology Paved the Way for Humanity          333 (1)
          Timothy Taylor
    Time Span of Discretion                        334 (2)
          Paul Saffo
    Defeasibility                                  336 (2)
          Tania Lombrozo
    Aether                                         338 (2)
          Richard Thaler
    Knowledge as a Hypothesis                      340 (3)
          Mark Pagel
    The Einstellung Effect                         343 (2)
          Evgeny Morozov
    Homo sensus sapiens: The Animal That Feels     345 (4)
    and Reasons
          Eduardo Salcedo-Albaran
    Understanding Confabulation                    349 (4)
          Fiery Cushman
    Sexual Selection                               353 (2)
          David M. Buss
    QED Moments                                    355 (3)
          Bart Kosko
    Objects of Understanding and Communication     358 (1)
          Richard Saul Wurman
    Life as a Side Effect                          359 (1)
          Carl Zimmer
    The Veeck Effect                               360 (3)
          Gregory Cochran
    Supervenience!                                 363 (4)
          Joshua Greene
    The Culture Cycle                              367 (4)
          Hazel Rose Markus
          Alana Conner
    Phase Transitions and Scale Transitions        371 (2)
          Victoria Stodden
    Replicability                                  373 (3)
          Brian Knutson
    Ambient Memory and the Myth of Neutral         376 (2)
    Observation
          Xeni Jardin
    A Statistically Significant Difference in      378 (3)
    Understanding the Scientific Process
          Diane F. Halpern
    The Dece(i)bo Effect                           381 (5)
          Beatrice Golomb
    Anthropophilia                                 386 (3)
          Andrew Revkin
    A Solution for Collapsed Thinking: Signal      389 (5)
    Detection Theory
          Mahzarin R. Banaji
    Everyday Apophenia                             394 (1)
          David Pizarro
    A Cognitive Toolkit Full of Garbage            395 (4)
          Ernst Poppel
Acknowledgments                                    399 (2)
Index                                              401