Your Brain Is a Time Machine The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Your Brain Is a Time Machine  The Neuroscience and Physics of Time
Author: Dean Buonomano
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 0393247953
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Brain Is a Time Machine The Neuroscience and Physics of Time Book Excerpt:

"Beautifully written, eloquently reasoned…Mr. Buonomano takes us off and running on an edifying scientific journey." —Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal In Your Brain Is a Time Machine, leading neuroscientist Dean Buonomano embarks on an "immensely engaging" exploration of how time works inside the brain (Barbara Kiser, Nature). The human brain, he argues, is a complex system that not only tells time, but creates it; it constructs our sense of chronological movement and enables "mental time travel"—simulations of future and past events. These functions are essential not only to our daily lives but to the evolution of the human race: without the ability to anticipate the future, mankind would never have crafted tools or invented agriculture. This virtuosic work of popular science will lead you to a revelation as strange as it is true: your brain is, at its core, a time machine.

Making Time

Making Time
Author: Gavin Lucas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-04-26
ISBN: 1000373568
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Time Book Excerpt:

Making Time grapples with a range of issues that have crystallized in the wake of 15 years of discussion on time in archaeology, since the author's seminal volume The Archaeology of Time, synthesizing them for a new generation of scholars. The general understanding of time held by both archaeologists and non-archaeologists is often very simple: a linear notion where time flows along a single path from the past into the future. This book sets out to complicate this image, to draw out the key problems and issues with time that impact archaeological interpretation. Using concrete examples drawn from different periods and places, the book challenges the reader to think again. Ultimately, the book will suggest that if we want to understand what archaeological time is, then we need to accept that things do not exist in time, they make time. The crucial question then becomes: what kinds of time do archaeological materialities produce? Written for upper level undergraduates and researchers in archaeology, the book is also accessible to non-academics with an interest in the topic. The book is relevant for cognate disciplines, especially history, heritage studies and philosophy.

Summary of Dean Buonomano s Your Brain Is a Time Machine

Summary of Dean Buonomano s Your Brain Is a Time Machine
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2022-06-10T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Dean Buonomano s Your Brain Is a Time Machine Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The five most common nouns in the English language are time, money, love, death, and work. We speak of saving time, killing time, serving time, keeping time, not having time, tracking time, bedtime, timeouts, buying time, good times, and time travel. #2 Time is the most common noun, but there is no consensus on how to define it. We will explore questions of time and try to answer them. But we must first acknowledge that our ability to understand time is constrained by the nature of the organ asking the questions. #3 Time is more complicated than space. We can navigate through space, and animals can see, hear, and touch their surroundings in space. But we cannot navigate through time, and we cannot see, hear, or touch time itself. #4 Time is more complicated than space for scientists as well. Fields of science, like humans, go through developmental stages. And in many fields, one signature of this maturation process is the progressive embrace of time.

Inventing Reality

Inventing Reality
Author: Jeffrey Schrank
Publsiher: Gatekeeper Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN: 1642379360
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing Reality Book Excerpt:

You are a reality inventor. People simply don't give you enough credit; in fact, you don't appreciate your own creative ability. What does it mean to be a reality inventor? Isn't reality simply stuff that's out there? We see,hear, taste, feel, and smell it; but we certainly don't invent it. This book claims that you do. Humans are animals who create stories. We are unable to not story--we speak and think in stories called sentences. INVENTING REALITY explores the psychology of story making and confabulation. We confabulate when we create stories without an awareness of our authorship. These confabulations are not perceived as invented stories; instead they become our personal reality.

Islands of the Mind

Islands of the Mind
Author: Richard Pine
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN: 1527546616
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islands of the Mind Book Excerpt:

730 million people—almost 10% of the world’s population—inhabit islands. One quarter of the states represented at the United Nations are islands. Islands constitute almost twenty percent of the total land area of Greece, and exhibit more significant aspects of biodiversity than other global contexts. They are both occasions of triumph and occurrences of catastrophe. Islands are both open and enclosed communities, points of arrival and departure. Islands exert a fascination for the visitor and generate, in the islander, both positive and negative mindsets. The romantic fallacies about self-sufficiency and insularity of islands are constantly challenged. This collection of essays by scholars from some of the world’s most compelling islands—Jersey, Ireland, Tasmania, Corfu, Ereikousa, Prince Edward Island, Malta—explores the psychology of islands, islanders and their visitors, the literatures they stimulate, and the scientific, ethical and biogeographical issues they present in an increasingly globalised world. Corfu, the home of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell in the 1930s, and host to literary and scientific enquiry, is the place where this collection was conceived, and occupies a central place in its discussions.

Aesthetics Equals Politics

Aesthetics Equals Politics
Author: Mark Foster Gage
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN: 0262351463
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aesthetics Equals Politics Book Excerpt:

How aesthetics—understood as a more encompassing framework for human activity—might become the primary discourse for political and social engagement. These essays make the case for a reignited understanding of aesthetics—one that casts aesthetics not as illusory, subjective, or superficial, but as a more encompassing framework for human activity. Such an aesthetics, the contributors suggest, could become the primary discourse for political and social engagement. Departing from the “critical” stance of twentieth-century artists and theorists who embraced a counter-aesthetic framework for political engagement, this book documents how a broader understanding of aesthetics can offer insights into our relationships not only with objects, spaces, environments, and ecologies, but also with each other and the political structures in which we are all enmeshed. The contributors—philosophers, media theorists, artists, curators, writers and architects including such notable figures as Jacques Rancière, Graham Harman, and Elaine Scarry—build a compelling framework for a new aesthetic discourse. The book opens with a conversation in which Rancière tells the volume's editor, Mark Foster Gage, that the aesthetic is “about the experience of a common world.” The essays following discuss such topics as the perception of reality; abstraction in ethics, epistemology, and aesthetics as the “first philosophy”; Afrofuturism; Xenofeminism; philosophical realism; the productive force of alienation; and the unbearable lightness of current creative discourse. Contributors Mark Foster Gage, Jacques Rancière, Elaine Scarry, Graham Harman, Timothy Morton, Ferda Kolatan, Adam Fure, Michael Young, Nettrice R. Gaskins, Roger Rothman, Diann Bauer, Matt Shaw, Albena Yaneva, Brett Mommersteeg, Lydia Kallipoliti, Ariane Lourie Harrison, Rhett Russo, Peggy Deamer, Caroline Picard Matt Shaw, Managing Editor

Story or Die

Story or Die
Author: Lisa Cron
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN: 198485769X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Story or Die Book Excerpt:

“A practical, heartfelt manual for anyone who needs to change minds and actions. Lisa Cron shares the art of practical empathy with leaders who care enough to make a difference.”—Seth Godin, author of The Practice A step-by-step guide to using the brain’s hardwired need for story to achieve any goal, from the author of Wired for Story Whether you’re pitching a product, saving the planet, or convincing your kids not to text and drive, story isn’t just one way to persuade. It’s the way. It’s built into the architecture of the brain, and has been since early humans gathered around the camp fire, trying to figure out how to outsmart the lion next door. In Story or Die, story coach Lisa Cron sets out to decode the power of story, first by examining how the brain processes information, translates it into narrative, and then guards it as if your life depends on it. Armed with that insight, she focuses on how to find your real target audience and then pinpoint their hidden resistance. Finally, she takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of your own story, one that allows your audience to overcome their resistance and take up your call to action, not because you told them to, but because they want to. That is the power of story. Use it wisely.

The Order of Time

The Order of Time
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2018-04-26
ISBN: 0241292530
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Order of Time Book Excerpt:

'A dazzling book ... the new Stephen Hawking' Sunday Times The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time 'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come.' Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe. With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Time shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time -- and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves. Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

Beyond the Dynamical Universe

Beyond the Dynamical Universe
Author: Michael Silberstein,W. M. Stuckey,Timothy McDevitt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN: 0192533835
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Dynamical Universe Book Excerpt:

Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. Whether we are talking about unifying general relativity and quantum field theory (quantum gravity), explaining so-called dark energy and dark matter (cosmology), or the interpretation and implications of quantum mechanics and relativity, there is no consensus in sight. In addition, both enterprises are deeply puzzled about various facets of time including above all, time as experienced. The authors argue that, across the board, this impasse is the result of the "dynamical universe paradigm," the idea that reality is fundamentally made up of physical entities that evolve in time from some initial state according to dynamical laws. Thus, in the dynamical universe, the initial conditions plus the dynamical laws explain everything else going exclusively forward in time. In cosmology, for example, the initial conditions reside in the Big Bang and the dynamical law is supplied by general relativity. Accordingly, the present state of the universe is explained exclusively by its past. This book offers a completely new paradigm (called Relational Blockworld), whereby the past, present and future co-determine each other via "adynamical global constraints," such as the least action principle. Accordingly, the future is just as important for explaining the present as is the past. Most of the book is devoted to showing how Relational Blockworld resolves many of the current conundrums of both theoretical physics and foundations of physics, including the mystery of time as experienced and how that experience relates to the block universe.

The Brain from Inside Out

The Brain from Inside Out
Author: Gyorgy Buzsaki
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-05-13
ISBN: 0190905387
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brain from Inside Out Book Excerpt:

Is there a right way to study how the brain works? Following the empiricist's tradition, the most common approach involves the study of neural reactions to stimuli presented by an experimenter. This 'outside-in' method fueled a generation of brain research and now must confront hidden assumptions about causation and concepts that may not hold neatly for systems that act and react. György Buzsáki's The Brain from Inside Out examines why the outside-in framework for understanding brain function have become stagnant and points to new directions for understanding neural function. Building upon the success of Rhythms of the Brain, Professor Buzsáki presents the brain as a foretelling device that interacts with its environment through action and the examination of action's consequence. Consider that our brains are initially filled with nonsense patterns, all of which are gibberish until grounded by action-based interactions. By matching these nonsense "words" to the outcomes of action, they acquire meaning. Once its circuits are "calibrated" by action and experience, the brain can disengage from its sensors and actuators, and examine "what happens if" scenarios by peeking into its own computation, a process that we refer to as cognition. The Brain from Inside Out explains why our brain is not an information-absorbing coding device, as it is often portrayed, but a venture-seeking explorer constantly controlling the body to test hypotheses. Our brain does not process information: it creates it.

Programmer s Guide to the Brain With Examples In Python

Programmer   s Guide to the Brain  With Examples In Python
Author: Rob Vermiller
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-08-23
ISBN: 148340000X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programmer s Guide to the Brain With Examples In Python Book Excerpt:

In this fanciful book, the author imagines what it would be like to program the brain using the Python programming language. Along the way, he explores the nature of personality, emotion, free will, consciousness, and diversity, and suggests ways for us to prepare for the coming age of robots and intelligent automation.

Understanding the Human Mind

Understanding the Human Mind
Author: John Edward Terrell,Gabriel Stowe Terrell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 1000093565
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Human Mind Book Excerpt:

Drawing on current research in anthropology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and the humanities, Understanding the Human Mind explores how and why we, as humans, find it so easy to believe we are right—even when we are outright wrong. Humans live out their own lives effectively trapped in their own mind and, despite being exceptional survivors and a highly social species, our inner mental world is often misaligned with reality. In order to understand why, John Edward Terrell and Gabriel Stowe Terrell suggest current dual-process models of the mind overlook our mind’s most decisive and unpredictable mode: creativity. Using a three-dimensional model of the mind, the authors examine the human struggle to stay in touch with reality—how we succeed, how we fail, and how winning this struggle is key to our survival in an age of mounting social problems of our own making. Using news stories of logic-defying behavior, analogies to famous fictitious characters, and analysis of evolutionary and cognitive psychology theory, this fascinating account of how the mind works is a must-read for all interested in anthropology and cognitive psychology.

Hold On

Hold On
Author: Peter Toohey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN: 0190083638
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hold On Book Excerpt:

What do you do when you're not asleep and when you're not eating? You're most likely waiting--to finish work, to get home, or maybe even to be seen by your doctor. Hold On is less about how to manage all that "staying where one is until a particular time or event" (OED) than it is about describing how we experience waiting. Waiting can embrace things like hesitation and curiosity, dithering and procrastination, hunting and being hunted, fearing and being feared, dread and illness, courting and parenting, anticipation and excitement, curiosity, listening to and even performing music, being religious, being happy or unhappy, being bored and being boring. They're all explored here. Waiting is also characterized by brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine. They can radically alter the way we register the passing of time. Waiting is also the experience that may characterize most interpersonal relations--mismanage it at your own risk. Hold On contains advice on how to cope with waiting-how to live better-but its main aim is to show how important the experience of waiting is, in popular and highbrow culture, and, sometimes, in history. Detouring into psychology, neurology, ethology, philosophy, film, literature, and especially art, Peter Toohey's illuminates in unexpected ways one of the most common of human experiences. After reading his book, you'll never wait the same way again.

The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity

The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity
Author: Antonino Pennisi,Alessandra Falzone
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN: 3030220907
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity Book Excerpt:

This edited volume focuses on the hypothesis that performativity is not a property confined to certain specific human skills, or to certain specific acts of language, nor an accidental enrichment due to creative intelligence. Instead, the executive and motor component of cognitive behavior should be considered an intrinsic part of the physiological functioning of the mind, and as endowed with self-generative power. Performativity, in this theoretical context, can be defined as a constituent component of cognitive processes. The material action allowing us to interact with reality is both the means by which the subject knows the surrounding world and one through which he experiments with the possibilities of his body. This proposal is rooted in models now widely accepted in the philosophy of mind and language; in fact, it focuses on a space of awareness that is not in the individual, or outside it, but is determined by the species-specific ways in which the body acts on the world. This theoretical hypothesis will be pursued through the latest interdisciplinary methodology typical of cognitive science, that coincide with the five sections in which the book is organized: Embodied, enactivist, philosophical approaches; Aesthetics approaches; Naturalistic and evolutionary approaches; Neuroscientific approaches; Linguistics approaches. This book is intended for: linguists, philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, scholars of art and aesthetics, performing artists, researchers in embodied cognition, especially enactivists and students of the extended mind.

The Realities of Reality Part III Impacts of Speed and Time Optimization on Reality

The Realities of    Reality        Part III  Impacts of Speed and Time Optimization on Reality
Author: Fritz Dufour, MBA, DESS
Publsiher: Fritz Dufour
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Realities of Reality Part III Impacts of Speed and Time Optimization on Reality Book Excerpt:

The main theme of this book is the impacts of speed and time optimization on reality, or more precisely on our modern society. But first, it sets the background by exploring the physics behind the concepts of speed and time, how they came about, how we became aware of them, and how did the new world of speed emerge, and why does it seem to be inescapable? It explores the speed of light and the speed of sound by linking them to our environment. It introduces the notion of Arrow of time or entropy, which grows from the past to the present, is expected to keep growing in the future, and hypothesizes that this is perhaps why our craving for speed and time optimization is here to stay with no end in sight. An important point discussed is that because of memories and experiences, people may choose to live either in the past, present, or future, which leads to the notions of presentism and eternalism. The book argues that while for presentists only the present is real, for eternalists both the past, present, and future are equally real. The book makes the case about speed and time optimization as a legacy of modernity by laying out the differences between modernism, modernization, and modernity itself. It shows how modernity is all about the now or the present, rather than the past and, how, as such, it’s all about the new. So then, the changes that are now happening in our modern world can be traced back to a segment of history that dates back to the beginning of modernity, that is, which began with the Protestant Reformation and, is now rapidly approaching closure in the world of today’s extreme finance. It argues about the technological implications of speed and time in the 21st century. It shows how technology has become an integral part of human existence and that it is inconceivable one can even think of escaping it. This Part III of the series shows the link between high-speed trading and faster connectivity and faster computers. It shows how, thanks to the Internet, information became freely accessible and is spreading faster and faster. It shows how supercomputers not only allow people to address the biggest and most complex problems, they also allow people to solve problems faster, even those that could fit on servers or clusters of PCs. This rapid time to solution is critical in some aspects of emergency preparedness and national defense, where the solutions produced are only valuable if they can be acted on in a timely manner. Finally, the social and psychological implications of speed and time in the 21st century are also addressed by considering the upside and the downside of moving fast, meaning leading a fast-paced life. The argument presented in the book is based on the analysis and the importance of stress in our daily lives and also explains the notion of chronobiology. Our biological clocks drive our circadian rhythms. An interesting point is that blind people may not perceive time the same way as the non-blind. Furthermore, the book shows how we perceive time differently as we age compared to when we were young. It also makes the case for the perception of time in dreams and in real life. Speed and time optimization may be deceiving, according to this Part III of the series. This can be proven by questions such as, (1) Is going over the speed limit really worth it? and (2) Is the saying “Slow down to go faster” a paradox?

VIII Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and XLII National Conference on Biomedical Engineering

VIII Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and XLII National Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Author: César A. González Díaz,Christian Chapa González,Eric Laciar Leber,Hugo A. Vélez,Norma P. Puente,Dora-Luz Flores,Adriano O. Andrade,Héctor A. Galván,Fabiola Martínez,Renato García,Citlalli J. Trujillo,Aldo R. Mejía
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1518
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN: 3030306488
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

VIII Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and XLII National Conference on Biomedical Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book gathers the joint proceedings of the VIII Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering (CLAIB 2019) and the XLII National Conference on Biomedical Engineering (CNIB 2019). It reports on the latest findings and technological outcomes in the biomedical engineering field. Topics include: biomedical signal and image processing; biosensors, bioinstrumentation and micro-nanotechnologies; biomaterials and tissue engineering. Advances in biomechanics, biorobotics, neurorehabilitation, medical physics and clinical engineering are also discussed. A special emphasis is given to practice-oriented research and to the implementation of new technologies in clinical settings. The book provides academics and professionals with extensive knowledge on and a timely snapshot of cutting-edge research and developments in the field of biomedical engineering.

What Is a Human

What Is a Human
Author: James Paul Gee
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN: 3030503828
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is a Human Book Excerpt:

In a sweeping synthesis of new research in a number of different disciplines, this book argues that we humans are not who we think we are. As he explores the interconnections between cutting-edge work in bioanthropology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, human language and learning, and beyond, James Paul Gee advances, also, a personal philosophy of language, learning, and culture, informed by his decades of work across linguistics and the social sciences. Gee argues that our schools, institutions, legal systems, and societies are designed for creatures that do not exist, thus resulting in multiple, interacting crises, such as climate change, failing institutions, and the rise of nationalist nationalism. As Gee constructs an understanding of the human that takes into account our social, collective, and historical nature, as established by recent research, he inspires readers to reflect for themselves on the very question of who we are—a key consideration for anyone interested in society, government, schools, health, activism, culture and diversity, or even just survival.

Brain Bugs How the Brain s Flaws Shape Our Lives

Brain Bugs  How the Brain s Flaws Shape Our Lives
Author: Dean Buonomano
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-07-11
ISBN: 0393081958
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Bugs How the Brain s Flaws Shape Our Lives Book Excerpt:

“Excellent. . . . [Buonomano] reveals the intricate limitations and blessings of the most complex device in the known universe.”—The Atlantic The human brain may be the best piece of technology ever created, but it’s far from perfect. Drawing on colorful examples and surprising research, neuroscientist Dean Buonomano exposes the blind spots and weaknesses that beset our brains and lead us to make misguided personal, professional, and financial decisions. Whether explaining why we are susceptible to advertisements or demonstrating how false memories are formed, Brain Bugs not only explains the brain’s inherent flaws but also gives us the tools to counteract them.

Trauma and Its Impacts on Temporal Experience

Trauma and Its Impacts on Temporal Experience
Author: Selene Mezzalira
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2021-12-30
ISBN: 100053166X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma and Its Impacts on Temporal Experience Book Excerpt:

This unique text develops an original theoretical framework for understanding the relationship between trauma and time by combining phenomenological and psychoanalytical traditions. Moving beyond Western psychoanalytical and phenomenological traditions, this volume presents new perspectives on the assessment and treatment of trauma patients. Powerfully illustrating how the temporal dimension of a patient’s symptoms has until now been overlooked, the text presents a wealth of research literature to deepen our understanding of how trauma disrupts individual temporal experience. Ultimately, the resulting phenomena that occur (including dissociation and cognitive distortions) position time as a transdiagnostic psychological dimension, closely connected to the subject’s sense of self. This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and trauma and dissociation studies more broadly. Those specifically interested in the philosophy of the mind, Freud, and psychotherapy will also benefit from this book.

Propelled

Propelled
Author: Andreas Elpidorou
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0190912960
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Propelled Book Excerpt:

"Weaving together stories from sources as wide-ranging as classical literature, social and cognitive psychology, philosophy, art, and video games, Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life makes a lively case for the value of discontent in our lives. It offers novel, detailed, and scientifically informed characterizations of the nature and outcomes of boredom, frustration, and anticipation. The book demonstrates why these three states should not be viewed as obstacles to our goals but as elements of the good life and explicates how they can illuminate our desires and expectations, inform us when we find ourselves stuck in unpleasant and unfulfilling situations, and motivate us to furnish our lives with meaning, interest, and value"--