[PDF FREE] (The Superhuman Mind Free the Genius in Your Mind) AUTHOR Berit Brogaard

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  • The Superhuman Mind Free the Genius in Your Mind
  • Berit Brogaard
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  • 10 July 2020
  • 9781594633683

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CHARACTERS The Superhuman Mind Free the Genius in Your Mind DOWNLOAD ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Berit Brogaard Berit Brogaard à 7 SUMMARY Gifted individuals have in common is that through practice injury an innate brain disorder or even unusual circumstances they have managed to gain a degree of conscious access to this potent processing power The Superhuman Mind takes us inside the lives and brains of geniuses savants virtuosos and a wide variety of ordinary people who have acuired truly extraordinary talents one way or. The book proposes to Free the genius in your brain There are certainly many examples of people who have savant like gifts but the book doesn t really live up to its proposition It talks a lot about potential which is illuminating however it tends to the academic and was not uite the self help psychology it purports to be

CHARACTERS The Superhuman Mind Free the Genius in Your MindThe Superhuman Mind Free the Genius in Your Mind

CHARACTERS The Superhuman Mind Free the Genius in Your Mind DOWNLOAD ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Berit Brogaard Berit Brogaard à 7 SUMMARY Did you know your brain has superpowers Berit Brogaard PhD and Kristian Marlow study people with astonishing talents memory champions human echolocators musical virtuosos math geniuses and synesthetes who taste colors and hear faces But as amazing as these abilities are they are not mysterious Our brains constantly process a huge amount of information below our awareness and what these. I confess I was sceptical about this one despite the PhD author A student lent this to me though and in addition to generally trying to keep an open mind I like to take an interest in what students are reading So while I probably wouldn t have picked up The Superhuman Mind on my own I gave it a try and it was all right The rhetoric was not as hyperbolic as I feared and the scientific aspects were pretty fascinating It doesn t have the same kind of intense hook or narrative that some books have the writing is easy to follow but not overly engaging but the subject matter is pretty coolNeuroscience fascinates me as does philosophy of mind What makes us who we are Berit Brogaard and her coauthor Kristian Marlow discuss various examples of how the brain can exceed its seemingly ordinary capacities to engage in superhuman tasks Brogaard draws on her research on savants synesthetes and other people who have abnormal or extraordinary abilities caused by brain function Her central thesis is that these abilities are not just granted through accident of birth or circumstance but can be replicated or learned by almost anyone provided we have a good enough understanding of how they come aboutFrankly we need books like this Once upon a time I watched a movie called Lucy It was uite simply one of the worst movies I have ever watched The plot was an utter trainwreck of uninspired scenes stitched together somewhat haphazardly with garbage science tossed around with the impunity of someone who watched The Core and thought Hmm this is too scientifically accurate They take the we only use 10% of our brain myth a myth I loathe with the fire of three hundred suns and crank it up to 11 It s so ridiculous it should be silly and fun but it takes itself so seriously and artsy that it falls incredibly flatBut I digressThe 10% myth isn t the only brain myth that needs to die Whenever people hear I teach both mathematics and English they react with surprise and many of them make a comment along the lines of Oh you use both sides of your brain Yeah because everyone else just goes through life using half a brain Well OK maybe it seems that way If they bring up the left brainright brain thing though I have to say Well actually the left brain is also typically the dominant hemisphere for language as well So thereMy point is that our understanding of brain function has advanced considerably in the past fifty years but our education on the brain has not The general public still has a very vague idea of how our brains work This ignorance combined with the proliferation of various myths is not just inconvenient but can also be dangerous it leads to stigma around mental health and traumatic brain injury it reinforces stereotypes of gender and even race and it leads to people basing important decisions on mistaken or pseudo scientific informationThe Superhuman Mind goes a long way towards informing its reader about the wonders of the human brain laying out what we know and how we know it along with what we don t know or need to find out next It sheds light on the savant abilities of people with autism traumatic brain injury and other brain function that differs from the norm Brogaard explains how these abilities work at least as far as we know right now and how people might acuire them without sacrificing chunks of grey and white matterNeuroplasticity is a fascinating idea and a complex one and I m not going to try to explain it here I like however that Brogaard explores how practice influences the brain It s not just the practice is building up memories it s rewiring our neural connections training the brain to dedicate specific pathways to certain tasks This is adjacent to the bigger discussion around nature and nurture some people seem born with savant abilities and others acuire them suddenly in similarly natural experiences yet Brogaard contends it is entirely possible to learn these abilities like one might learn to play pianoAs much as I enjoyed the book I really hate the way it is being marketed by cover and copy decisions My copy has the subtitle Free the Genius in Your Brain only slightly different from How to Unleash Your Inner Genius and the back uotes extensively from the book s own foreword talking about the superbrain All in all it just comes across like this is supposed to be one of those gimmicky The Secret like books that will give you powers over matter and the universe itself It isn t It s hard science at its best albeit told through some scattered and disorganized narratives about individual patients and larger studiesThe Superhuman Mind is informative and interesting It talks about the brain and neuroscience in an unconventional but still utterly rational thoughtful way I liked those aspects At times it doesn t deliver what I generally want from a non fiction read in terms of style and feel but those seem like minor and very personal uibbles If like me you wonder how we tick beneath these skulls of ours you might like giving this a shot

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CHARACTERS The Superhuman Mind Free the Genius in Your Mind DOWNLOAD ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Berit Brogaard Berit Brogaard à 7 SUMMARY Another Delving into the neurological underpinnings of these abilities the authors even reveal how we can acuire some of them ourselves from perfect pitch and lightning fast math skills to supercharged creativity The Superhuman Mind is a book full of the fascinating science readers look for from the likes of Oliver Sacks combined with the exhilarating promise of Moonwalking with Einstei. A slightly entertaining review of people with unusual mental abilities The author claimed that anyone could also learn to have an unusual ability to work with their own mind Not really pertinent to that at all By about half way through the book the author gets boring with his tales