Announcing a new Meetup for Stamford "The Mind and The Brain" Book Club!
What: "A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives" by Cordelia Fine
When: Thursday, May 6,[masked]:00 PM
Barnes and Noble at Stamford Town Center
100 Greyrock Pl
Stamford , CT 06901
The next book we will be discussing is "A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives"
by Cordelia Fine
Our brains are the trusted advisers we should never trust. This "distorting prism" of self-knowledge is what Cordelia Fine, a psychologist at the Australian National University, calls our "vain brain." Fine documents the lengths to which a human brain will go to bias perceptions in the perceiver?s favor. When explaining to ourselves and others why something has gone well or badly, we attribute success to our own qualities, while shedding responsibility for failure. Our brains bias memory and reason, selectively editing truth to inflict less pain on our fragile selves.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Stamford-Brain-Book-Club/calendar/13146394/