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What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite by David DiSalvo
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it was ok

Fisher-Price My First Neuroscience book. Somebody should have stopped him from publishing the introduction, it was so awkward that I almost stopped reading the book.

If you make it through that, it's a primer on neuroscience and cognitive psych, citing the usual bunch of studies you would have learned about in a Psych 101 gen ed. The gorilla basketball experiment, the marshmallow one, monkeys creating a token economy, you know the drill.

The science was sturdy and the takeaway is that our brains are organized to prefer short-term benefits over the long-term promise of benefits due to an innate understanding of uncertainty, which served us fine living in the caves, but doesn't fly as well trading crypto.



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March 5, 2021 – Started Reading
March 5, 2021 – Shelved
March 5, 2021 – Finished Reading

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