Human perception has always been a fascination of mine. This book is particularly interesting in showing us how misperception happens. What we think is true and real is generally a flawed opinion based on imperfect sensory perception and fallible brain functions. Even when we are totally convinced we are right, we really may be wrong. This book explains how that happens.
... depending how you use it. Well written, entertaining, and surprising. Who would have thought a book about memorizing stuff would be so interesting? I enjoyed this a lot, and picked up some useful tips to improve my dodgy memory.
I studied human anatomy, dissected human cadavers, as part of my fine art degree. I've got a healthy respect for the generous people who donate their bodies to science, and I've signed my own donor card too. Roach takes this potentially grim subject and writes it with loving and bold humour. I really loved this book!
It's really valuable to see that conclusions based on data versus conclusions based on fears are often two very different things. We tend to run our society by both at the same time and they don't always agree. Makes for some interesting conflicts.
This book is really well written and performed. Despite the fact that a lot of the technical info is over my head I really enjoyed this book. Edwards is funny and fair in his descriptions of the challenges he experienced at Google.
As a comic book artist creating expressive characters for years I've been continually interested in body language. This was really interesting to learn some really concrete meaning behind the gestures people make.
Fascinating and intriguing, and a great adventure story with a fantastic hero. Narration is excellent. Entertaining and informative.
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