How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel


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Atria Books
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.62 pounds

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About the Author

Sian Beilock, a leading expert on the brain science behind human performance, is a professor in the psychology department at the University of Chicago. She has PhDs in both kinesiology and psychology from Michigan State University, and received an award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science in 2011.


"How often do you read a book that is profound and also fun -- or that is full of surprises, but that also gives you that pleasant jolt of immediate recognition? Do a big favor for your body and your mind. Read Beilock's terrific book as soon as you can!"--Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University, and coauthor of Nudge
"A very interesting and useful book. I recommend it!"--Carol Dweck, author of Mindset
"The best kind of psychology book...a fascinating rompthrough a new field that body and mind are inextricably intertwined. Best ofall is the scientifically grounded advice on everything from helping kids learnbetter to becoming a happier person. This book will expand your mind and makeyour life better."--Jean Twenge
"Through vivid stories and clear explanations, Beilock reveals how our bodies shape our thoughts and actions in surprising andcompelling ways. It's rare to find a first-class scientist who is also afirst-class writer; Beilock, lucky for us, is both."--Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins
"Insightful, informative, and beautifully written, How the Body Knows Its Mind is a smart surprise that you won't want to miss!"--Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
"How the Body Knows Its Mind is a journey inthe direction less traveled: from body to brain, rather than the reverse, illuminating the surprising ways that our physical actions can change ourminds. From "laughter yoga" to Botox as a treatment for depression, to theimportance of finger dexterity for learning math, Beilock charts a wondroustour through the mind-body connection."--David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene
"How the Body Knows Its Mind has helpful insights for everyone. It is a must-have in your home."--Larry King
"How the Body Knows Its Mind is a tour de force that teaches us the revolutionary new science of how our own physical interaction with the world around us strongly influences our ability to learn and perform. I highly recommend it."--Michael Lardon M.D., author of Mastering Golfs Mental Game and Finding Your Zone
"In our quests to be more successful and influential, as well as happier and healthier, nothing has been so overlooked as the way we can use our own bodies and our environments to reach those goals. This book is life-changing. Read it now."--Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D., author of Nine Things Successful People Do Differently
"How our bodies and minds work in tandem. Wide-ranging, informative and entertaining, especially for parents and educators."--Kirkus
"Beilock reveals one intriguing secret after another... That Beilock is supercharged with enthusiasm about her topic is evident and infectious."--Booklist STARRED review