Thinking Outside the Brain: How Your Body, Tools, and Settings Can Make You Smarter

Thinking Outside the Brain: How Your Body, Tools, and Settings Can Make You Smarter

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A bold new book that proves our bodies and surroundings know more than our brains do

For centuries, we’ve believed that our thoughts happen entirely inside our brains. But in the last decade, new research has revealed that our bodies, our gestures, and our surroundings dramatically impact our intelligence and mental health. For example, did you know that closing your eyes makes you smarter, that half an hour among trees is as effective as a dose of Ritalin at controlling ADHD, that certain hand gestures aid memory, and that negotiators win an average of 80 percent more value when on their own turf? Indeed, as Annie Murphy Paul shows, we are constantly thinking outside our brains.

Like Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences or Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, Thinking Outside the Brain offers a dramatic new view of how our minds work, full of practical advice on how to think—and feel—better.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544947580

  • ISBN-10: 0544947584

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $15.99

  • Publication Date: 02/09/2021

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Annie Murphy Paul

ANNIE MURPHY PAUL is an acclaimed science journalist who contributes to Scientific American, the New York Times, Time magazine, Slate, and many others. Formerly senior editor at Psychology Today magazine, Paul is a Future Tense fellow at New America, as well as a senior advisor at the Yale University Center for Teaching and Learning.
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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544947580

  • ISBN-10: 0544947584

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $15.99

  • Publication Date: 02/09/2021

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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