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The Resource Social : Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, Matthew D. Lieberman

Social : Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, Matthew D. Lieberman

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Social : Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
Title
Social
Title remainder
Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
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Matthew D. Lieberman
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter. Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world - other people and our relation to them. It is believed that we must commit 10,000 hours to master a skill. According to Lieberman, each of us has spent 10,000 hours learning to make sense of people and groups by the time we are ten. Social argues that our need to reach out to and connect with others is a primary driver behind our behavior. We believe that pain and pleasure alone guide our actions. Yet, new research using fMRI - including a great deal of original research conducted by Lieberman and his UCLA lab -- shows that our brains react to social pain and pleasure in much the same way as they do to physical pain and pleasure. Fortunately, the brain has evolved sophisticated mechanisms for securing our place in the social world. We have a unique ability to read other people's minds, to figure out their hopes, fears, and motivations, allowing us to effectively coordinate our lives with one another. And our most private sense of who we are is intimately linked to the important people and groups in our lives. This wiring often leads us to restrain our selfish impulses for the greater good. These mechanisms lead to behavior that might seem irrational, but is really just the result of our deep social wiring and necessary for our success as a species. Based on the latest cutting edge research, the findings in Social have important real-world implications. Our schools and businesses, for example, attempt to minimalize social distractions. But this is exactly the wrong thing to do to encourage engagement and learning, and literally shuts down the social brain, leaving powerful neuro-cognitive resources untapped. The insights revealed in this pioneering book suggest ways to improve learning in schools, make the workplace more productive, and improve our overall well-being." -- Amazon.com viewed on October 9, 2014
Summary
Draws on original neuroscience research to reveal the human brain's powerful capacity for social networking, sharing arguments about the importance of social relationships for happiness and how the brain is innately conditioned to promote human connections
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10223290
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Lieberman, Matthew D
Dewey number
155.9
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Social psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Social networks
  • Social interaction
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Social interaction
  • Social networks
  • Social psychology
Target audience
adult
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why our brains are wired to connect
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Social : Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, Matthew D. Lieberman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-365) and index
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ocn892212335
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Paperback Edition.
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9780307889102
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(paperback)
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2013497344
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)892212335
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Social : Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, Matthew D. Lieberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892212335
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Paperback Edition.
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9780307889102
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013497344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892212335

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