A new theory about Intelligence,from a well-known writer on brains and evolutionwhich puts foward a drawinian model of how the mind works....
|Title||:||Cum gandeste creierul|
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|Number of Pages||:||595 Pages|
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Cum gandeste creierul Reviews
A book about intelligence and the adjacent processes that helped evolve it in human beings, as well as animals. Very interesting. Useful for someone who studies psychology.
Calvin can sometimes be a tough read for non-neurologists, but this book makes “thinking about thinking” easy to comprehend. He’s more like an Oliver Sacks than a Daniel Dennett, who tends to entangle the reader in a web of cryptic theory. Calvin says, “Intelligence is what we do when we don’t know what to do” (which sort of reminds me of Eno’s aphorism “Culture is everything we don’t have to do”) Calvin uses music as a way to explain how the brain works--that it is something that is very unique to humans. He talks about the chain of neural connections being like a melody, where there is a sense of anticipation or expectation built into cognition, in which a melodic sequence has an inherent logic. He also posits that climate change is one of the reasons we are what we are, which I agree with because it is consistent with lots of other things I’ve read, e.g. Sheldrake’s Morphic Resonance theory, where everything is constantly learning and growing in time, and is intertwined with everything else. Best chapters: “Evolving a Good Guess”, The Janitor’s Dream”, “What to Do Next”.
Discovered: In Larry Schultz's SELF-THERAPY FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY in the chapter on deficits of awareness.**Note: from what I can tell, the 2013 Kindle version is merely the digitalization of the 1994 text, not an updated edition. I discovered this title referenced in Larry Schultz's SELF-THERAPY FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY in the exercise on deficits of self-awareness. This title, intended for lay people, is now 20 years old but still offers some pertinent insights. His exploration of consciousness vs. intelligence is especially interesting to the TBI audience, as is the section on how the brain gives shape to thoughts and makes decisions. Not essential reading, outdated but still offering "food for thought." I'd love to see it annotated for current knowledge.https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
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I started out really loving this book, but I liked it less as it went on. The author's vanity started to come through a little too much. He belittled a lot of people, and even at one point took a shot at one of his previous reviewers. It was an interesting premise, and he seemed to know about how a lot of different fields related to his, although he got a bit of the climate science wrong. My favorite part about this was reading Jonas' notes while I read (the ones that were in English, anyway).
Discovered: In Larry Schultz's SELF-THERAPY FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY in the chapter on deficits of awareness.**Note: from what I can tell, the 2013 Kindle version is merely the digitalization of the 1994 text, not an updated edition.