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Book discussion: Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

I've started reading Dean Buonomano's book and it looks very interesting.

"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."

If you are interested in having a discussion, please let me know what time or locations are good for you.

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  • Jesi M.

    I really enjoyed the discussion. Very stimulating. It was great to talk about this book with such smart people.

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The book was fairly interesting. There were some really smart people there and the discussion started off great. Unfortunately, one person in particular and then another, dominated (then derailed) the conversation for the next 45 minutes. I waited to see if other people were going to be asked to speak up and when I realized that wasn't going to happen, I left.

    November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey Jon is the meeting still on?
    Looks like power is out....

    November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I reserved the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. If there are too many schedule conflicts we can choose another day. Jackie asked for a meeting after 7 pm, but it's hard to find a free venue that gives us enough time for discussion that late, except for bars, where it is hard to have a group discussion. Any other suggestions of location are welcome.

    Also, please try to read at least 1 chapter of the book prior to the meeting, to help us keep the discussion focused the topic. It seems like there is a fairly sizable amount for free on the Amazon website, unless it is just being generous to me because I already bought it there.

    October 28, 2012

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