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What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite / David DiSalvo.

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  • ISBN: 9781616144838 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1616144831 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Wray Herbert -- Introduction: Hacking the cognitive compass -- Certainty and the seduction of chance -- Drifting, discounting, and escaping -- Motivation, restraint, and regret -- Social ebbs and influential flows -- Memory and modeling -- Nothing so pure as action.
Summary, etc.: Years of neuroscience research have led to the current understanding of the brain as a prediction machine. The problem is that our brains' evolved capacity for avoiding and defending against threats has a slew of by-products, all tightly woven into our day-to-day thinking and behavior, that ensnare us while making our threat-anticipating brains "happy."
Subject: Happiness.
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