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Why do we love kitten videos so much? Does time speed up as we get older? Should we play brain games? Can we make ourselves happy? Art Markman and Bob Duke, hosts of the popular Austin-based KUT radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, are here to answer all your questions about how the brain works and why we behave the way we do. Featuring the latest empirical findin Why do we love kitten videos so much? Does time speed up as we get older? Should we play brain games? Can we make ourselves happy? Art Markman and Bob Duke, hosts of the popular Austin-based KUT radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, are here to answer all your questions about how the brain works and why we behave the way we do. Featuring the latest empirical findings, this is science served up in fun and revelatory bite-size bits, along with a complete set of references for further study.


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Why do we love kitten videos so much? Does time speed up as we get older? Should we play brain games? Can we make ourselves happy? Art Markman and Bob Duke, hosts of the popular Austin-based KUT radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, are here to answer all your questions about how the brain works and why we behave the way we do. Featuring the latest empirical findin Why do we love kitten videos so much? Does time speed up as we get older? Should we play brain games? Can we make ourselves happy? Art Markman and Bob Duke, hosts of the popular Austin-based KUT radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, are here to answer all your questions about how the brain works and why we behave the way we do. Featuring the latest empirical findings, this is science served up in fun and revelatory bite-size bits, along with a complete set of references for further study.

30 review for Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions about Your Mind

  1. 4 out of 5

    عبدالرحمن عقاب

    كتابٌ جيّد؛ مسلٍّ ومتوسط الفائدة. وهو إعادة إنتاج لمادةٍ إذاعية قدّمها المؤلفان. وكون ‏المادة إذاعية ابتداءً فقد تنوّعت المواضيع، وامتلأ الكتاب بالحشو وعانت مادته أحيانًا من ‏بعض التشعّب والتشتّت، مما انعكس على مستوى الفصول الأربعين فجاءت على عدّة ‏مستويات؛ منها السطحيّ ومنها العميق، ومنها العجول ومنها المرتّب المتكامل. ‏ كان جديده بالنسبة لي محدودًا، لكنّي أراه مدخلاً جيدًا لكل راغبٍ في مقدمةٍ مشجّعة ‏ومبسطة إلى عالم العقل والسلوك الإنساني. ‏ كان هذا الكتاب تجربتي الأولى في القراءة الرقمية بصيغة كتابٌ جيّد؛ مسلٍّ ومتوسط الفائدة. وهو إعادة إنتاج لمادةٍ إذاعية قدّمها المؤلفان. وكون ‏المادة إذاعية ابتداءً فقد تنوّعت المواضيع، وامتلأ الكتاب بالحشو وعانت مادته أحيانًا من ‏بعض التشعّب والتشتّت، مما انعكس على مستوى الفصول الأربعين فجاءت على عدّة ‏مستويات؛ منها السطحيّ ومنها العميق، ومنها العجول ومنها المرتّب المتكامل. ‏ كان جديده بالنسبة لي محدودًا، لكنّي أراه مدخلاً جيدًا لكل راغبٍ في مقدمةٍ مشجّعة ‏ومبسطة إلى عالم العقل والسلوك الإنساني. ‏ كان هذا الكتاب تجربتي الأولى في القراءة الرقمية بصيغة الepub‏ التي آمل أن تتحسن وتزداد ‏لاحقًا بإذن الله.‏

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Reidhaar Johnson

    Interesting info on how ours brains function.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    Clever, relatable, and informative, this book was actually quite fun to read. Taking a tip from the authors (really, there are two or so I can guess), I did not read this straight through. Rather, I followed what caught my attention, or more specifically my mother's attention because I read bits and pieces to her while she was recovering in physical rehabilitation after a stint in ICU. What could we learn about our minds, problem-solving skills, or outlook on life and ourselves? The short chapte Clever, relatable, and informative, this book was actually quite fun to read. Taking a tip from the authors (really, there are two or so I can guess), I did not read this straight through. Rather, I followed what caught my attention, or more specifically my mother's attention because I read bits and pieces to her while she was recovering in physical rehabilitation after a stint in ICU. What could we learn about our minds, problem-solving skills, or outlook on life and ourselves? The short chapters were easy to manage, and they led to empowering conversations during an uncertain time. Beyond the time I was with Mom, I found that their lessons stayed with me for quite a while as I worked through my day. Mom grew stronger and returned to her regular life with a stronger body, yes, but also a more flexible and open mind because of this book. I put this book down for about a month, only about 2/3 through with it. Today found me snowed in and looking for something both entertaining and educational. It was quite fun to finish reading these chapters. I've read many similar books which developed from blogs or podcasts, and the writing in many of those was unprofessional. For this book, the author and additional contributor adapted the writing for the genre. Also, some other books about the brain have been educational but a bit tedious; I realize I'm being picky here, but I sometimes dutifully read those books but just don't enjoy them. In contrast, each chapter within the book was still just as entertaining and thought-provoking as the podcasts which inspired this compilation. Read this! Enjoy!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Wulan Suci Maria

    Fun easy to read book, I reco the book to read for everyone weekend entertainment. It consists of 40 chapters that discussed useful thing about brain. I also like how the authors put interesting one page quote at the end of each chapter. Writing some of book line that I find it useful here for my future reference 1. In the end, we are likely to enrich our lives by being open to new opportunities 2. Sometimes happiness just comes to you; sometimes you have to go and get it 3. Liars dont know what t Fun easy to read book, I reco the book to read for everyone weekend entertainment. It consists of 40 chapters that discussed useful thing about brain. I also like how the authors put interesting one page quote at the end of each chapter. Writing some of book line that I find it useful here for my future reference 1. In the end, we are likely to enrich our lives by being open to new opportunities 2. Sometimes happiness just comes to you; sometimes you have to go and get it 3. Liars dont know what they dont know 4. Brain games doesnt make us smarter 5. Multitasking : doing less by doing more 6. Punctual creativity is oxymoron 7. All brain all on all the time 8. Time flies when you are getting old 9. Forgive and forget 10. Failure may be bad in the moment, but it can be springboard to great things in the long run 11. Analogy is the mother of invention 12. Practice with pressure promoted poised performance 13. The ability to relate and the ability to deceive are two sides of the same coin 14. Distances makes the heart and mind grow fonder

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sophie Rivers - Heimbecher

    Although I can’t classify this as a real page turner, I undoubtedly enjoyed this book. Each chapter answers a different question about the brain in humorous way, highlighting fundamental ideas within psychology while being fun and easy to understand. This style allows the reader to read each chapter independently in any order they chose, although I just read it from front to back anyways. I would definitely recommend it to someone in the beginning stages of learning about psychology, like myself Although I can’t classify this as a real page turner, I undoubtedly enjoyed this book. Each chapter answers a different question about the brain in humorous way, highlighting fundamental ideas within psychology while being fun and easy to understand. This style allows the reader to read each chapter independently in any order they chose, although I just read it from front to back anyways. I would definitely recommend it to someone in the beginning stages of learning about psychology, like myself.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mallorie

    Entertaining, witty book outlining the quirky and sometimes counterintuitive processes of our minds and subconscious habits. I found it so engrossing that I wished there was more detail in each chapter but alas, the title is “briefs” after all isn’t it? Definitely recommend, especially for those who do not hunker down on a book studiously but rather enjoys bite sized bits here and there to feed the mind. I’ll be looking for more by these wonderful authors!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This is an educational and entertaining book written by two psychologists about the human brain. They cover many interesting topics in short, understandable chapters. Subjects include why we love kitten videos, can we do more by multitasking, and if prejudice is avoidable.

  8. 4 out of 5

    MaryAnn Lockey

    What a clever book. It took a rather mundane topic ( for most of us) and gave short anecdotal stories on different ways the brain works. They were able to filter down to topics that could hold the attention of most of us. I would read book 2. Wait... is there a book 2? I can’t remember.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Peter

    This is a fun book to read. It gives insight into our thinking and even makes suggestions on how to approach certain situations. It also debunks a few myths about intelligence and how to develop one's gifts. This is a fun book to read. It gives insight into our thinking and even makes suggestions on how to approach certain situations. It also debunks a few myths about intelligence and how to develop one's gifts.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jzak12

    Nice read, very easy to follow. I learned a couple new things from this book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jade

    Could teach you a lot, but not the most interesting book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Aroog

    DNF but only because Sam Kean is the only way I can stay engaged in nonfiction. Sorry :(

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mlg

    New Psychology in short bites.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elsa

    40 courts textes sur autant de sujets liés à la psychologie et à l’esprit humain. Divertissant, léger et instructif.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ellen

    3.5

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    Answers are well explained but it's all a bit boring. Answers are well explained but it's all a bit boring.

  17. 4 out of 5

    The_J

    Wonderful Flashes of Cranial Insight.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

    I didn’t read the entire book. I skipped around and read topics that seemed intriguing to me, maybe half the book. It was very interesting, and an easy read for such a scientific subject.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Proka

    Common myths, debunked. A good lifehack book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    mar

    I found this book rather enjoyable but challenging to finish in one go. The authors made it easy to understand scientific facts and jargons- although I major in Biology, there were many facts that were still new to me. I loved their humour too (they make science seem so fun) and the chapters were just right in length, bite-size, without being overly dry. Overall, this was a good read, but I probably won’t read it twice.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Staci

    Loved it. We recently had Art Markman on the VeryPink Knits podcast, and we were able to ask him questions about knitting and the brain, which was such a treat. I'm a fan, and I never miss the Two Guys on Your Head podcast. This book, with its short chapters, was sort of like the podcast in print form. Little bites of learning made entertaining. Loved it. We recently had Art Markman on the VeryPink Knits podcast, and we were able to ask him questions about knitting and the brain, which was such a treat. I'm a fan, and I never miss the Two Guys on Your Head podcast. This book, with its short chapters, was sort of like the podcast in print form. Little bites of learning made entertaining.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ilana

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Keller

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kalo Oglesby

  25. 4 out of 5

    Vikram Singh

  26. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tracy Bycenski

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tawna Kjera

  29. 5 out of 5

    Wes

  30. 5 out of 5

    Fvandrog

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