This Will Make You Smarter

Video description

What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world.

This Will Make You Smarter features Daniel Kahneman on the "focusing illusion"; Jonah Lehrer on controlling attention; Richard Dawkins on experimentation; Aubrey De Grey on conquering our fear of the unknown; Martin Seligman on the ingredients of well-being; Nicholas Carr on managing "cognitive load"; Steven Pinker on win-win negotiating; Daniel C. Dennett on benefiting from cycles; Jaron Lanier on resisting delusion; Frank Wilczek on the brain's hidden layers; Clay Shirky on the "80/20 rule"; Daniel Goleman on understanding our connection to the natural world; V. S. Ramachandran on paradigm shifts; Matt Ridley on tapping collective intelligence; John McWhorter on path dependence; Lisa Randall on effective theorizing; Brian Eno on "ecological vision"; Richard Thaler on rooting out false concepts; J. Craig Venter on the multiple possible origins of life; Helen Fisher on temperament; Sam Harris on the flow of thought; and Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty.

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1
  2. Chapter 2
  3. Chapter 3
  4. Chapter 4
  5. Chapter 5
  6. Chapter 6
  7. Chapter 7
  8. Chapter 8
  9. Chapter 9
  10. Chapter 10
  11. Chapter 11
  12. Chapter 12
  13. Chapter 13
  14. Chapter 14
  15. Chapter 15
  16. Chapter 16
  17. Chapter 17
  18. Chapter 18
  19. Chapter 19
  20. Chapter 20
  21. Chapter 21
  22. Chapter 22
  23. Chapter 23
  24. Chapter 24
  25. Chapter 25
  26. Chapter 26
  27. Chapter 27
  28. Chapter 28
  29. Chapter 29
  30. Chapter 30
  31. Chapter 31
  32. Chapter 32
  33. Chapter 33
  34. Chapter 34
  35. Chapter 35
  36. Chapter 36
  37. Chapter 37
  38. Chapter 38
  39. Chapter 39
  40. Chapter 40
  41. Chapter 41
  42. Chapter 42
  43. Chapter 43
  44. Chapter 44
  45. Chapter 45
  46. Chapter 46
  47. Chapter 47
  48. Chapter 48
  49. Chapter 49
  50. Chapter 50
  51. Chapter 51
  52. Chapter 52
  53. Chapter 53
  54. Chapter 54
  55. Chapter 55
  56. Chapter 56
  57. Chapter 57
  58. Chapter 58
  59. Chapter 59
  60. Chapter 60
  61. Chapter 61
  62. Chapter 62
  63. Chapter 63
  64. Chapter 64
  65. Chapter 65
  66. Chapter 66
  67. Chapter 67
  68. Chapter 68
  69. Chapter 69
  70. Chapter 70
  71. Chapter 71
  72. Chapter 72
  73. Chapter 73
  74. Chapter 74
  75. Chapter 75
  76. Chapter 76
  77. Chapter 77
  78. Chapter 78
  79. Chapter 79
  80. Chapter 80
  81. Chapter 81
  82. Chapter 82
  83. Chapter 83
  84. Chapter 84
  85. Chapter 85
  86. Chapter 86
  87. Chapter 87
  88. Chapter 88
  89. Chapter 89
  90. Chapter 90
  91. Chapter 91
  92. Chapter 92
  93. Chapter 93
  94. Chapter 94
  95. Chapter 95
  96. Chapter 96
  97. Chapter 97
  98. Chapter 98
  99. Chapter 99
  100. Chapter 100
  101. Chapter 101
  102. Chapter 102
  103. Chapter 103
  104. Chapter 104
  105. Chapter 105
  106. Chapter 106
  107. Chapter 107
  108. Chapter 108
  109. Chapter 109
  110. Chapter 110
  111. Chapter 111
  112. Chapter 112
  113. Chapter 113
  114. Chapter 114
  115. Chapter 115
  116. Chapter 116
  117. Chapter 117
  118. Chapter 118
  119. Chapter 119
  120. Chapter 120
  121. Chapter 121
  122. Chapter 122
  123. Chapter 123
  124. Chapter 124
  125. Chapter 125
  126. Chapter 126
  127. Chapter 127
  128. Chapter 128
  129. Chapter 129
  130. Chapter 130
  131. Chapter 131
  132. Chapter 132
  133. Chapter 133
  134. Chapter 134
  135. Chapter 135
  136. Chapter 136
  137. Chapter 137
  138. Chapter 138
  139. Chapter 139
  140. Chapter 140
  141. Chapter 141
  142. Chapter 142
  143. Chapter 143
  144. Chapter 144
  145. Chapter 145
  146. Chapter 146
  147. Chapter 147
  148. Chapter 148
  149. Chapter 149
  150. Chapter 150
  151. Chapter 151
  152. Chapter 152
  153. Chapter 153

Product information

  • Title: This Will Make You Smarter
  • Author(s): John Brockman, John Allen Nelson, Khristine Hvam
  • Release date: April 2013
  • Publisher(s): Tantor Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: None