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Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change
Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change
作者:Leonard Mlodinow
出版社:Leonard Mlodinow
出版日期:2018-03-20
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圖書名稱:Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change

內容簡介

《科學大歷史》、《新時間簡史》暢銷科普作家最新力作!

  原來,大腦其實不討厭變化,
  但面對變革的世界,大腦該如何輕鬆面對,發揮更好的創意?
  作者以心理學與神經科學研究為本,幫助我們在這複雜的世界裡,變得更聰明!

  商業作家經常爭辯人類討厭變化,但《Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change》作者雷納.曼羅迪諾(Leonard Mlodinow)認為,人們真正討厭的是變化所帶來的後果,如果沒有這些痛苦後果,其實人類熱愛變化且積極尋求變革。

  演化人類學專家發現,人類與其他動物相異之處在於人類喜歡挑戰邊界,即使在某處擁有資源,也會勇敢跳入另一個領域。這種好奇心使我們常面臨新問題,但人類是極好的問題解決者,透過分析性思維,一種上到下、步驟化的思考方式解決問題。

  大多數情況下這種模式運作良好,這也是高等動物與電腦運作的原理,但若論及真正的創造力,則需要作者曼羅迪諾所說的彈性思維。(Elastic Thinking)

  非線性思維主要在無意識中運作,並受到更多情感驅使,是一種由下而上思考不尋常甚至是奇怪事物的思維,從而產生對藝術、商業以及我們個人生活來說不可或缺的創造力。

  《Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change》結合近一個世紀的心理學與大腦研究科學並融入生活中的逸事,提供讀者關於大腦如何接收、處理、過濾訊息的最新發現。

  正如作者所言,「今日世界是一個移動的世界,我們必須做好準備。」我們如何訓練我們的大腦在面對變革時更加輕鬆面對、更容易發揮創意?我們的大腦如何產生新的想法?為何多樣性甚至是不和諧狀態,對我們的思考過程有益?在這本書中,曼羅迪諾提供我們在這無限變化的世界裡,運用彈性思維的最好工具。(文/博客來編譯)

  From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard’s Walk comes a groundbreaking look at the psychology and neuroscience of change, and at how tapping into elastic thinking will help us thrive in the modern world.

  Drawing on cutting-edge research, Leonard Mlodinow takes us on an illuminating journey through the mechanics of our minds as we navigate the rapidly changing landscapes around us. Out of the exploratory instincts that allowed our ancestors to prosper hundreds of thousands of years ago, humans developed a cognitive style that Mlodinow terms elastic thinking, a unique set of talents that include neophilia (an affinity for novelty), schizotypy (a tendency toward unusual perception), imagination and idea generation, and divergent and integrative thinking. These are the qualities that enabled innovators from MaryShelley to Miles Davis, from the inventor of jumbo-sized popcorn to the creators of Pokémon Go, to effect paradigm shifts in our culture and society. In our age of unprecedented technological innovation and social change, it is more important than ever to encourage these abilities and traits.

  How can we train our brains to be more comfortable when confronting change and more adept at innovation? How do our brains generate new ideas, and how can we nurture that process? Why can diversity and even discord be beneficial to our thought process? With his keen acumen and quick wit, Leonard Mlodinow gives us the essential tools to harness the power of elastic thinking in an endlessly dynamic world.

  Review

  “Leonard Mlodinow will make you smarter.”—Seth MacFarlane
 
  “Ingenious . . . top-quality popular neuroscience.”  —Kirkus Reviews

  “Incorporating the most recent developments in psychology and neuroscience, award-winning science writer Mlodinow. . . elucidates how the human mind evolved a cognitive style he names ‘elastic thinking.’ . . . Fantastically accessible science writing. . . . Of particular interest to those wishing to understand how to cope with the pace of change in the modern world.”—Library Journal (starred review)

  “Timely and engrossing. Elastic is a fascinating exploration of one of the most important topics: how the human mind deals with change. If you liked Subliminal, you’ll love Elastic.”—Charles Duhigg, author of the best sellers The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

  “It’s easy to describe the dizzying changes in our midst—from the gushers of information that wash over us to a world grown ever more interconnected. Far harder is to offer guidance on how we should respond. In this wise and persuasive book, Leonard Mlodinow calls for a change in the very way we think. Using a deft mix of science and storytelling, he shows the limits of linear thinking and the promise of ‘bottom up’ thinking that embraces ambiguity, asks the shrewd questions, and pursues novel answers to complex problems. Elastic is a book that will help you survive the whirlwind.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and A WHOLE NEW MIND

  "A fascinating, useful look into how the brain works. Perfect for neophiliacs and everyone else who’s dealing with a changing world.”—Seth Godin, author of Footprints on the Moon

  “In a world in which advancing technologies, omnipresent social media, and fiery political landscapes can make us feel helpless and paralyzed, Mlodinow shows us how our most human traits, such as novelty seeking and free-range imagination, have uniquely prepared us to thrive in an increasingly complex and ever-changing world. Most important, in the groundbreaking book he shows us how to make the best use of our most basic human talents to find true happiness and success.”—Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard University, and author of the New York Times best seller Super Brain

  “A book of sparkling intelligence, written with humor and grace. If you read only one book of accessible science this year, let this be the one.”—Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
 

作者介紹

作者簡介

  LEONARD MLODINOW received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and was on the faculty of the California Institute of Technology. His previous books include the best sellers Subliminal (winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award), War of the Worldviews (with Deepak Chopra), The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), and The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives (a New York Times Notable Book), as well as The Upright Thinkers, Feynman’s Rainbow, and Euclid’s Window. He also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
 

詳細資料

  • ISBN:9780375715242
  • 規格:平裝 / 272頁 / 普通級 / 單色印刷 / 初版
  • 出版地:美國
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