Imagination: The Science of Your Mind's Greatest Power

Jim Davies (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.95  $26.63
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
November 05, 2019
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.1 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781643132037

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About the Author

Jim Davies is a professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. He is the director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory and the co-author on two editions of The GNU Scientific Library Reference Manual. He is the author of Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Reviews

"A spirited overview of one of neuroscience's most complex topics. Davies's knack for translating the abstract into the tangible--while also doing justice to the original ideas--will make this scientific take on imagination appealing to generalists and specialists alike."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"An ever engaging book. A worthy companion to books by Oliver Sacks, Daniel Dennett, and other students of the always puzzling human mind."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"A smart and fascinating look at how humans build worlds inside their heads--and why it matters."--Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness "Kirkus Reviews"
"A highly readable book on the science, usefulness, and power of imagination. Chock full of interesting ideas, and will get you thinking--and imagining."--Elizabeth Loftus, co-author of Human Memory: The Processing of Information, and 100 most influential psychological researchers of the 20th century "Kirkus Reviews"
"Elizabeth Loftus, co-author of Human Memory: The Processing of Information, and 100 most influential psychological researchers of the 20th century"--Elizabeth Loftus, co-author of Human Memory: The Processing of Information, and 100 most influential psychological researchers of the 20th century "Nature Magazine"
"The sections are concise but thorough and provide readers with thoughtful presentations on just how complex the concept of imagination can be. This is serious brain science coupled with familiar topics, like ear worms, and Davies does a first-rate job of tying it all together with many a wink and nod along the way. Science book clubs will find this title well worth their time, and it's a certain winner for general readers."--Elizabeth Loftus, co-author of Human Memory: The Processing of Information, and 100 most influential psychological researchers of the 20th century "Booklist"