Tracy Golladay, February 24, 2010 (view all comments by Tracy Golladay)
This is great overview and insight into how the mind works and what exactly a hack is. I rather enjoyed the activities and test that are found through out the book. A couple of the Applets need up dating but I found them operational thru original links or offsite updates. My Wife has stolen my copy to use in her Biology class as a resource and to get the kids off and running on projects.
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"The articles are interesting and explained well, and the examples in the book are engaging. If you just want to sit down and read a book from front to back on this subject, Steven Pinker's How the Mind Works is highly recommended. If you want to learn some wacky things about how our minds function without wading through a standard nonfiction tome, Mind Hacks is the book you're after." (Read the entire Powells.com review)
This exploration into the moment-by-moment works of the brain uses cognitive neuroscience to present experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, and subliminal perception. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, you'll learn more about how the brain is put together. If you want to find out what's going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key.
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