The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life (Hardback)
  • The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life (Hardback)
zoom

The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life (Hardback)

(author)
£17.99
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 31/01/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 4-6 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop
When fishing for happiness, catch and release. Remember these seven words,they are the keys to being happy. So says Shimon Edelman, an expert on psychology and the mind. In The Happiness of Pursuit , Edelman offers a fundamental understanding of pleasure and joy via the brain. Using the concept of the mind as a computing device, he unpacks how the human brain is highly active, involved in patterned networks, and constantly learning from experience. As our brains predict the future through pursuit of experience, we are rewarded both in real time and in the long run. Essentially, as Edelman discovers, it's the journey, rather than the destination, that matters. The idea that cognition is computation,the brain is a machine,is nothing new of course. But, as Edelman argues, the mind is actually a bundle of ongoing computations, essentially, the brain being one of many possible substrates that can support them. Edelman makes the case for these claims by constructing a conceptual toolbox that offers readers a glimpse of the computations underlying the mind's faculties: perception, motivation and emotions, action, memory, thinking, social cognition, learning and language. It is this collection of tools that enables us to discover how and why happiness happens. An informative, accessible, and witty tour of the mind, The Happiness of Pursuit offers insights to a thorough understanding of what minds are, how they relate to each other and to the world, and how we can make the best of it all.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780465022243
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 216 x 143 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

Mindset - Updated Edition
Added to basket
What a Time to be Alone
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
The Psychopath Test
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Factfulness
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The 4 Pillar Plan
Added to basket
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Added to basket
£17.99   £13.49
Hardback
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
Life Honestly
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Mindfulness
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying
Added to basket
£12.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Power of Habit
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Black Box Thinking
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Quiet
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Recovery
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.