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Brain Fart: Discover Your Flawed Logic, Failures in Common Sense and Intuition, and Irrational Behavior - How to Think Less Stupid Paperback – June 28, 2017
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 28, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1548432075
- ISBN-13 : 978-1548432072
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,407,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Who doesn't want to learn more about how they function in their lives and why they do stupid things? I came at this book from the perspective of learning about myself and I found I learned a ton about human nature and neuropsychology. I definitely did not expect that, or to enjoy a book that essentially talks about the brain.
Easy reading and thoroughly enjoyable. And yes, I am one of those people that takes advantages of people's brain farts (I'm in marketing). Good selection of topics I've not seen written about before.
Thinking wrong, thinking too confidently, or thinking against our own interests: there are brain-related causes for all of these things which were fascinating to discover.
Brain Fart is a keeper of a book!
Here's a peek inside at a few scientific tidbits you will pick up along the way.
1. It should come as no surprise, two of our biggest influences are the people around us and where we find ourselves. If you are in a scary house on a stormy night with a total weenie - plan ahead. Bring a Change of undies!
2. Going back to number one, peer pressure is everything. If someone hands you a dollar bill and everyone else tells you it is a twenty, the odds are you are going to agree with them. Remember that first joint you smoked in your college dorm? Common sense told you not to do it, but you could not say no because everyone else was doing it. It goes back to your parent's question if everyone else jumped off a steep cliff, would you? Correct answer: Maybe.
3. As long as something appears to make sense, our brains tend to gloss over the details. Sure there is a little oil on the ground under that used car, but that body is so sweet. The same goes for that girl with the big breasts and the creepy laugh. Looks trump laughter.
4. Advertisers and salespeople prey on your emotions. Tell me it ain't so.
I will not give away any more details.
Rest assured it is a quick, easy read. I do not think it will help prevent those thousand and one brain farts I have every day. It may help me understand why they occur.
That is good enough for me.
Top reviews from other countries
If you want to improve your critical thinking and avoid the flaws of an easy thinking, this book is for you.
It's a quick read and easy to understand.
Any individual with a basic knowledge of psychology would have been exposed to this information.
The data is accurate yet somehow dated.
Still, a good read for beginners.