How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel

How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel

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The human body is not just a passive device carrying out messages sent by the brain, but rather an integral part of how we think and make decisions. In this groundbreaking book, Sian Beilock, award-winning scientist and author of the highly acclaimed Choke, draws on her own cutting-edge research to turn the conventional understanding of the mind upside down in ways that will revolutionize our lives.

At the heart of How the Body Knows Its Mind is the tantalizing idea that our bodies “hack” our brains. The way we move affects our thoughts, our decisions, and even our preferences for particular products. Called “embodied cognition,” this new science - of which Beilock is a foremost researcher - illuminates the power of the body and its physical surroundings to shape how we think, feel, and behave. For example, pacing around the room can enhance creativity; gesturing during a speech can help ensure you don’t draw a blank; teaching kids through body movement helps them learn better; walking in nature boosts concentration skills; using Botox could lead to less depression; and much more.
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ISBN: 9781451626698

Published Date: March 14, 2017

Publisher: Atria Books

Language: English

Page Count: 277

Size: 8.50" l x 5.50" w x 1.00" h

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Psychology