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Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty (Brain Talk: Conversations with Neuroscientists #1)

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Have you ever felt absolutely sure about something you know or believe... only to find out you were absolutely wrong?

Where does that feeling of certainty come from? Why can't it always be trusted? The answer that emerging from neuroscience may surprise you.

In Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty Dr. Campbell explores both the origins of certainty, but also th
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Kindle Edition, 1, 46 pages
Published June 2012 by JENTS, LLC
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Kinsey Swartz
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dr. Ginger Campbell has been podcasting about Brain Science for over five and a half years. Since most of the episodes center around interviews with scientists and researchers with something to say on the topic, her 80-plus-episode podcast has become a wealth of fascinating information about the human brain and its processes from various fields and individual perspectives, made easily accessible to the layman. "Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty" is the first of what I hope to be ...more
Nawesa
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Es una monografía de lectura ligera, pero a la vez muy interesante y profunda. Habla sobre el tema de la certidumbre tratado en el libro del Dr. Robert Burton On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not. La doctora Ginger Campbell tiene un podcast llamado «Brain Science Podcast» donde entrevista a investigadores neurocientíficos. Esta monografía, además de presentar una revisión del libro del Dr. Burton, también incluye una entrevista que la autora le hace a él. Es una lectura ...more
Michãel
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Brain Science podcast is a great podcast and reignited my interest in neuroscience. I'm rating this monograph a 5 (rather than my standard 4) because the ideas in it will be tumbling around my head for a good while. Any book that keeps me thinking about it afterwards, gets a high rating from me. If you're interested in learning more about consciousness, how we get our sense of self, and why people can believe things that seem irrational and antithetical to your beliefs; this is a good place ...more
Greg
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As a big fan of Dr Campbell's Brain Science Podcast, I knew i would be reading this soon. I am not surprised, it is a great read.
Daniel DeLappe
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very good and accessible read. Made the subject understandable. Listen to Dr Campbell's podcast when you get a chance. Well worth your time.
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