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Physical Intelligence: The Science of Thinking Without Thinking

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‘An instant classic’ Michael S. Gazzaniga, author of The Consciousness Instinct

What is it that stops us from walking into walls or off cliffs?
How do you pick the right moment to cross a busy road
Or decide if you can drive through a storm?
What helps you discover a shortcut to a familiar route?

The answer is PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCE


Sometimes, you need to do it to know it. Your hands have to be on the steering wheel to learn the feel of slipping tyres. You need to be watching the traffic to judge the best moment to cross the road. Everything we do, from changing a lightbulb to navigating unknown terrain relies on physical intelligence, our oldest and most important form of cognition.

Physical intelligence was the key development in human evolution; thinking evolved first and foremost so we could do things. It has been the key to our survival against all the odds for so long that it has become instinctive, and continues to underpin our every action, from the ordinary (walking down a street) to the extraordinary (winning a race) and beyond.

Renowned neuroscientist, doctor and keen climber, Scott Grafton was fascinated to discover how physical intelligence’s most important components were laid bare, away from civilisation. In this book he takes you on a journey to explore the hidden depths of this silent, ruthless intellect we all possess. Drawing on the latest scientific discoveries and research, experiences with patients, and Professor Grafton’s own gripping stories of survival in the wilderness, Physical Intelligence explains the science behind our most overlooked ability and takes a fascinating and vital look at how we could and should use it better.

Συγγραφέας: Grafton Scott
Εκδότης: MURRAY JOHN
Σελίδες: 288
ISBN: 9781473669802
Εξώφυλλο: Μαλακό Εξώφυλλο
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
Έτος έκδοσης: 2021

SCOTT GRAFTON holds the Bedrosian Coyne Presidential Chair in Neuroscience at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is director of the UCSB Brain Imaging Center, and codirector at the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, which draws on bio-inspiration and innovative bioengineering solutions for both nonmedical and medical challenges posed by the defence and medical communities. He got his medical degree at the University of Southern California and his specialty is in neurology and nuclear medicine. In his spare time he is a keen mountain climber and trekker. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and children.

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