Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind

Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less

Paperback (21 May 1998)

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'Learning to loaf' - this books explores the ways of knowing that require more time, the ways we have unlearned or ignore, but that are crucial to our complete mental development.

The human brain-mind will do a number of unusual, interesting and important things if given time. It will learn patterns of a degree of subtlety which normal, purposeful, busy consciousness cannot even see, let alone master. It will make sense out of hazy, ill-defined situations which leave everyday rationality flummoxed. It will get to the bottom of personal, emotional issues much more successfully than the questing intellect. It will detect and respond to meaning, in poetry for example, that cannot be articulated. It will sometimes come up with solutions to complicated predicaments that are wise rather than merely clever. There is good, hard evidence, from cognitive science and elsewhere, for all these capacities. Claxton explores the slower ways of knowing and explains how we could/should use them more often and more effectively.

Book information

ISBN: 9781857027099
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: 4th Estate
Pub date:
DEWEY: 153.432
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 259
Weight: 196g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 18mm