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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. A Nobel Prize-winning psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his "machinery of the mind" model on human decision making to reveal the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking, providing insights into such topics as optimism, the unpredictability of happiness and the psychological pitfalls of risk-taking.

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How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Essential Self-Enhancement Bias

"You Are Now Less Dumb" #AETN #BeMore

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The Science of Beauty

"Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty" #AETN #BeMore

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Fascinating and even funny. :-)

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Need to check it out, love history

Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding of the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

Fascinating and well-written book. Update: Well, that's what I wrote then. Now, of course, we know that he invented a lot of the quotes that "proved" his theories and his ideas have been largely discredited.

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery #Books #Science #Octopus #Consciousness

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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge M.D. #Science #Neuroscience #Neuroplasticity

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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall | Brain Pickings