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Mindreal: How the Mind Creates Its Own Virtual Reality

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The mind is nothing like what you've been taught to believe. There are many different access routes into it, and understanding its overall simplifications and policies can make you operate better and more effectively manage yourself and your own thought processes, as well as manage other people. -- From MindReal
Hardcover, 173 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Malor Books
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Aubrey Davis
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Must give this 5 stars."The mind is nothing like what you've been taught to believe." Part graphic novel; part essay..A fast paced romp through Robert Ornstein's 35 years of insight into brain, mind and consciousness. It's critical we understand how our mind really works. Our survival depends upon it.

Eduardo Santiago
Nov 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 10- to 20-year-olds wanting a quick jolt out of their fundamental assumptions
Recommended to Eduardo by: Dave Chamberlin
Raucous. The cartoons, an obvious homage to Larry Gonick, just didn't work for me: I found them busy, distracting, and not entirely illustrative of the important points. Ornstein's tone is heavyhanded, feeling more like a lecture than a presentation. This is unfortunate, because the topics covered in this book are important ones that every self-aware person should understand: how our mind works, how it can trick us.

For those curious, I might instead recommend On Being Certain Believing You Are R
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Psychologist Robert Ornstein's wide-ranging and multidisciplinary work has won him awards from more than a dozen organizations, including the American Psychological Association and UNESCO. His pioneering research on the bilateral specialization of the brain has done much to advance our understanding of how we think.

He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from City University of New York in
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