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On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not
By W. Robert Burton
Ramsey Library – no Hennepin Library – yes
Hardcover: 272 pages February 3, 2009)
An increasing body of evidence suggests that feelings such as certainty stem from primitive areas of the brain and are independent of active, conscious reflection and reasoning. Bringing together cutting-edge neuroscience, experimental data, and fascinating anecdotes, Robert Burton explores the inconsistent and sometimes paradoxical relationship between our thoughts and what we actually know. Provocative and groundbreaking

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  • A former member
    A former member

    An interesting discussion.

    February 14, 2013

  • Ed B.

    I always enjoy Richard's insightful analyses. It was great having (The very erudite former English Prof) Richard join our group. Very interestng book!

    February 14, 2013

  • Ed B.

    I read this book a few years ago. Great thought-provoking book. Great selection!

    December 3, 2012

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