The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Plume Books
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780452298903

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About the Author

Matthew Hutson has a BS in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University and an MS in science journalism from MIT. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

"In this wickedly funny and deeply clever book, Matthew Hutson makes a radical claim: All of us, whether we accept it or not, believe in magic. Without these intuitions, he says, we would hardly be human. Through vivid examples and cutting-edge science, Hutson presents a provocative new theory of how we make sense of the world." -- Paul Bloom, Ph.D. author of Descartes' Baby and How Pleasure Works

This is a book that you pick up, but can't put down. Hutson, intelligently and entertainingly, gives us the best kind of book: one that gives us insight to our very core. Highly recommended!" -- Ori Brafman, co-author of Sway and Click

"Matthew Hutson promises to convince the most hard-core skeptics and rationalists that they believe in magic, and he succeeds--with wit and clarity and scientific rigor." -- Sharon Begley, author of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain