The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tor Norretranders

The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tor Norretranders year 1999
  • Book name: The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size
  • Author: Tor Norretranders
  • Release date: 1999/7/20
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Personal Development
  • ISBN: 9780140230123
  • Rating: 8.73 of 10
  • Votes: 666
  • Review by: Felipe Emery
  • Review rating: 9.25 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/9
  • Total pages: 480
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: As John Casti wrote, 'Finally, a book that really does explain consciousness.' This groundbreaking work by Denmark's leading science writer draws on psychology, evolutionary biology, information theory, and other disciplines to argue its revolutionary point: that consciousness represents only an infinitesimal fraction of our ability to process information. Although we are unaware of it, our brains sift through and discard billions of pieces of data in order to allow us to understand the world around us. In fact, most of what we call thought is actually the unconscious discarding of information. What our consciousness rejects constitutes the most valuable part of ourselves, the 'Me' that the 'I' draws on for most of our actions-fluent speech, riding a bicycle, anything involving expertise. No wonder that, in this age of information, so many of us feel empty and dissatisfied. As engaging as it is insightful, this important book encourages us to rely more on what our instincts and our senses tell us so that we can better appreciate the richness of human life.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 32H31M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Physiological & Neuro-psychology, Biopsychology, Popular Psychology, Cognition & Cognitive Psychology
  • Available formats: WORD, DOC, PDF, DOCX, RB, TXT, EPUB, LRF. Compressed in ARJ, DMG, RAR, ZIP, TAR.GZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 20.58 USD
  • Dimensions: 128x198x21mm
  • Weight: 322g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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