9781422133309

Iconoclast : A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently

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  • ISBN13:

    9781422133309

  • ISBN10:

    1422133303

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/17/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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Summary

What makes iconoclasts so astoundingly creative and successful?

Author Biography

Gregory Berns, MD, PhD, is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University. He has written for numerous science publications and has been interviewed on National Public Radio, CNN, and ABC's Primetime. He has been profiled frequently in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other media.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Doing What Can't Be Donep. 1
Through the Eye of an Iconoclastp. 13
From Perception to Imaginationp. 35
Fear-The Inhibitor of Action
How Fear Distorts Perceptionp. 83
Why the Fear of Failure Makes People Risk Aversep. 107
Brain Circuits for Social Networkingp. 129
Private Spaceflight-A Case Study of Iconoclasts Working Togetherp. 155
When Iconoclast's Becomes Iconp. 179
Appendix: The Iconoclast's Pharmacopeiap. 201
Notesp. 223
Indexp. 233
About the Authorp. 254
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