Mindwandering: How It Can Improve Your Mood and Boost Your Creativity (Paperback)Moshe Bar (author)
Examining the significant portion of our brains that are occupied in daydreaming and dealing with intrusive thoughts, neuroscientist Bar's enlightening work outlines both the benefits and costs of such mental activity.
Your brain is noisy. Certain regions are always grinding away at involuntary activities like daydreaming and intrusive thoughts - taking up to forty-seven percent of your waking time. This is mindwandering.
Mindwandering is the first popular book to explore the phenomenon of our wandering minds and the cutting-edge new research behind it. Cognitive neuroscientist Moshe Bar combines his decades of research to explain the benefits and the possible cost of mindwandering within the broader context of psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry and philosophy.
He provides you with practical knowledge that can help strengthen your relationships with others, increase your concentration at work and reduce your anxiety.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'An original, provocative, and fascinating new theory by one of the world's leading neuroscientists about why the mind wanders - and how we can change its trajectory to make ourselves happier and more creative.' - Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and bestselling author of Stumbling On Happiness
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“An entertaining and useful book.”
I must start by giving a big thank you to the publisher, Bloomsbury, for providing me with a review copy of this new book from former Harvard neuroscientist Moshe Bar.
As an inveterate mind wanderer, this book, which... More
There is a lot here to get your teeth into. I wasn't quite sure I had grasped every subtlety of the text (perhaps my mind was wandering) but the broad outlines are fairly plain and visible.
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