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Elastic : flexible thinking in a time of change, Leonard Mlodinow

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Elastic : flexible thinking in a time of change
Title
Elastic
Title remainder
flexible thinking in a time of change
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Mlodinow
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard's Walk, a groundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before. With rapid technological innovation leading the charge, today's world is transforming itself at an extraordinary and unprecedented pace. As jobs become more multifaceted, as information streams multiply, and as myriad devices place increasing demands on our attention, we are confronted every day with a plethora of new challenges. Fortunately, as Leonard Mlodinow shows, the human brain is uniquely engineered to adapt. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology, Mlodinow takes us on a fascinating and illuminating journey through the mechanics of our own minds as we navigate the rapidly shifting landscapes around us. Out of the exploratory instincts that allowed our ancestors to prosper hundreds of thousands of years ago, humans developed a cognitive style that Mlodinow terms elastic thinking, a collection of traits and abilities that include neophilia (an affinity for novelty), schizotypy (a tendency toward unusual perception), imagination and idea generation, pattern recognition, mental fluency, divergent thinking, and integrative thinking. These are the qualities that enabled innovators from Mary Shelley to Miles Davis, from the inventor of jumbo-sized popcorn to the creator of the modern grocery store, and from Nike to Pokemon Go to effect paradigm shifts in our culture and society. And they're the qualities that will enable each of us to succeed, personally and professionally, in the radically changing environments of today. With his keen acumen and rapid-fire wit, Mlodinow gives us the essential tools to harness the power of elastic thinking in an endlessly dynamic world"--
  • With rapid technological innovation leading the charge, today's world is transforming itself at an extraordinary and unprecedented pace. Jobs become multifaceted, information streams multiply, and myriad devices place increasing demands on our attention. Mlodinow shows that the human brain is uniquely engineered to adapt, and takes us on an illuminating journey through the mechanics of our own minds as we navigate the rapidly shifting landscapes around us. -- adapted from publisher info
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DLC
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1954-
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Mlodinow, Leonard
Dewey number
612.8072
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RC337
LC item number
.M57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Neurosciences
  • Neurology
  • Decision making
  • Creative thinking
  • Decision making
  • SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Decision making
  • Neurology
  • Neurosciences
  • SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
  • Neurosciences
  • Research
  • Decision Making
Label
Elastic : flexible thinking in a time of change, Leonard Mlodinow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confronting change. The joy of change -- How we think. What is thought? ; Why we think ; The world inside your brain -- Where new ideas come from. The power of your point of view ; Thinking when you're not thinking ; The origin of insight -- Liberating your brain. How thought freezes over ; Mental blocks and idea filters ; The good, the mad, and the odd ; Liberation
Control code
ocn989519735
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 252 pages
Isbn
9781101970164
Lccn
2017015377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028060536
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)989519735
Label
Elastic : flexible thinking in a time of change, Leonard Mlodinow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confronting change. The joy of change -- How we think. What is thought? ; Why we think ; The world inside your brain -- Where new ideas come from. The power of your point of view ; Thinking when you're not thinking ; The origin of insight -- Liberating your brain. How thought freezes over ; Mental blocks and idea filters ; The good, the mad, and the odd ; Liberation
Control code
ocn989519735
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 252 pages
Isbn
9781101970164
Lccn
2017015377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028060536
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)989519735

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