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Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Harnessing the Power of the Four Cognitive Modes

Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Harnessing the Power of the Four Cognitive Modes

Author: Stephen Michael Kosslyn; G. Wayne Miller
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One of the world's leading neuroscientists teams up with an accomplished writer to debunk the popular left-brain/right-brain theory and offer an exciting new way of thinking about our minds. The second edition, with expanded practical applications, highlights how readers can harness the theory to succeed in their own lives.


 


For the past fifty years, popular culture has led us to believe in the left-brain vs. right-brain theory of personality types. Right-brain people, we've been told, are artistic, intuitive, and thoughtful, while left-brain people tend to be more analytical, logical, and objective. It would be an illuminating theory if it did not have one major drawback: It is simply not supported by science.


 


Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, who Steven Pinker calls "one of the world's great cognitive neuroscientists," explains with cowriter G. Wayne Miller an exciting new theory of the brain. Presenting extensive research in an inviting and accessible way, Kosslyn and Miller describe how the human brain uses patterns of thought that can be identified and understood through four modes of thinking: Mover, Perceiver, Stimulator, and Adaptor. These ways of thinking and behaving shape your personality, and with the scientifically developed test provided in the book, you'll quickly be able to determine which mode best defines your own usual style. Once you've identified your usual mode of thought, the practical applications are limitless, from how you work with others when you conduct business, to your personal relationships, to your voyage of self-discovery.

Reviews

"Stephen Kosslyn has long been one of the world's leading cognitive psychologists. In his new book, along with Wayne Miller, he proposes a novel synthesis for thinking about the modes of cognition and the neurobiology that underlies it. This is an extremely stimulating book and a wonderfully readable one as well, even containing useful information for how each of us can make sense of our own ways of thinking."--Robert M. Sapolsky, Stanford University Professor of Neurology and MacArthur Fellow

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General Fields

  • : 9781451645118
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • : March 2015
  • : .7 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.375 Inches
  • : United States
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208
  • : 153.4
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Stephen Michael Kosslyn; G. Wayne Miller