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The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters

The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters

Author Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray
Publisher Viking
Publication Date 2016-03-22
Section New Hardcover - Nonfiction / Psychology
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780670785834

Nothing seems more real than the minds of other people. When you consider what your boss is thinking or whether your spouse is happy, you are admitting them into the "mind club." It's easy to assume other humans can think and feel, but what about a cow, a computer, a corporation? What kinds of mind do they have? Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray are award-winning psychologists who have discovered that minds--while incredibly important--are a matter of perception. Their research opens a trove of new findings, with insights into human behavior that are fascinating, frightening and funny. The Mind Club explains why we love some animals and eat others, why people debate the existence of God so intensely, how good people can be so cruel, and why robots make such poor lovers.

By investigating the mind perception of extraordinary targets--animals, machines, comatose people, god--Wegner and Gray explain what it means to have a mind, and why it matters so much.

Fusing cutting-edge research and personal anecdotes, The Mind Club explores the moral dimensions of mind perception with wit and compassion, revealing the surprisingly simple basis for what compels us to love and hate, to harm and to protect.

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Our brain is an incredible part of our body, it controls everything, makes us who we are, and decides what we make of ourselves. But no one has come close to unlocking the full potential of our brain. There is so much more we can do with our minds that we have yet to know. This book has provided great insight into our mind, and shows us how it works. This is one of psychology's finest works. Great job Kurt.

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March 30, 2016

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