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  • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

  • Auteur(s): John Medina, The Great Courses
  • Narrateur(s): John Medina
  • Durée: 12 h et 39 min
  • Production originale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An in depth journey through the brain

  • Écrit par Shawn Ricker le 2018-05-11

A really Great course

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Évalué le: 2019-05-31

All of the Great Courses that I have followed are really good, not only the content but the presenters are remarkable and this one is no exception, in fact this is one of the best presenters that I have had the opportunity to listen to. The contents is really good, I already knew most of the information but how he had put it all together makes this course highly recommended. I enjoyed all all the lessons but the last 5 are the ones that give the most interesting advice.

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

  • Auteur(s): Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
  • Narrateur(s): L. J. Ganser
  • Durée: 24 h et 58 min
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't translate well into an audio format

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2019-03-12

Really good information about inequality

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Évalué le: 2019-05-23

I was not sure if I was going to like the book, I have read some reviews and some did not paint a good picture but I actually enjoyed the book, even if you do not agree with the main claim of the book (r> G) I do believe the good is worth the time to read it or listen to it, the information presented is really good and the explanations are clear, I really think is a good book and deserves the commotion that created when it first appeared, the last three chapters are really good.

  • The Leap

  • The Science of Trust and Why It Matters
  • Auteur(s): Ulrich Boser
  • Narrateur(s): Jeff Cummings
  • Durée: 5 h et 47 min
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In The Leap, bestselling author Ulrich Boser shows how the emerging research on trust can improve our lives, rebuild our economy, and strengthen society. As part of this engaging and deeply reported narrative, Boser visits a radio soap opera in Rwanda that aims to restore the country’s broken trust, profiles the man who brought honesty to one of the most corrupt cities in Latin America, and explains how a college dropout managed to con his way into American high society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable information on trust and its importance

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-04-24

Valuable information on trust and its importance

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Évalué le: 2019-04-24

A very good introduction with examples of why trust is importan including some of what happen when you do not trust.
The example of Rwanda was the best and also the scientific evidence on Oxytocin, especially at the end.

The narration was really good as well. I recommend the book, I would have expected a bit more of information on the research done on trust

  • Brain Myths Exploded

  • Lessons from Neuroscience
  • Auteur(s): The Great Courses, Indre Viskontas
  • Narrateur(s): Indre Viskontas
  • Durée: 11 h et 55 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 29
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Much of the layperson's knowledge of the brain is predicated on a lack of understanding about this mysterious organ. To start building a more straightforward, accurate understanding of current breakthroughs in neuroscience, you have to start by shattering popular brain myths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • Écrit par Randy le 2017-12-31

Myth buster course

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Évalué le: 2019-04-12

I have listen to several of the Titles in the Great Courses series and all of them are quite good, well to me this is one of the best Prof. Viskontas presents very good information and also presents in a really fun way. I truly enjoyed it, all 24 chapters have wheat of information on how to be skeptic about all the myths that she is busting in this course. The last chapter really left me intrigued because of her position on whether technology is negatively affecting our brains, her position is refreshing but following her line I am skeptic of her claims.

Really good course highly recommended.

  • Abundance

  • The Future Is Better Than You Think
  • Auteur(s): Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis
  • Narrateur(s): Arthur Morey
  • Durée: 10 h et 22 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Abundance is the word

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-04-05

Abundance is the word

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Évalué le: 2019-04-05

Excellent book, the approach taking to explore the concept of abundance is really good. I have heard of most of the information in the book but how it is related to the concept of abundance makes it more interesting. I like the way that the authors present the possibilities of he future without minimizing the challenges of today that may impact that future, highly recommended book.

  • The Swerve

  • How the World Became Modern
  • Auteur(s): Stephen Greenblatt
  • Narrateur(s): Edoardo Ballerini
  • Durée: 9 h et 41 min
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Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic by Lucretius—a beautiful poem containing the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It shows how ideas produce progress

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-04-02

It shows how ideas produce progress

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Évalué le: 2019-04-02

Very interesting and well presented perspective of how ideas at their conservation can lead to modernity and progress, the original ideas oh Lucretius of how the world works we’re preserved, interpreted and enhanced and despite of different attempts to vanished them flourished because they were true and powerful and finally it is these ideas that shows how the world became modern. Highly recommended, the narration was also very good in conveying the ideas.

  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back

  • The Evolution of Minds
  • Auteur(s): Daniel C. Dennett
  • Narrateur(s): Tom Perkins
  • Durée: 15 h et 44 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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What is human consciousness, and how is it possible? This question fascinates thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. From Bacteria to Bach and Back is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good presentation of this concept

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-03-24

Very good presentation of this concept

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Évalué le: 2019-03-24

I have read many books from Daniel Dennett and I found this one particularly good, the way the idea is presented starting for the bacterias and how it has evolved to get to the level of expertise exemplified by Bach is very elegant. The sequence of chapters is also quite good, the audio book is good but I think that the ability to have the book in kindle for example to make notes makes easier to follow to book and understand all the concepts.

It is highly recommended.

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  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • Auteur(s): Cal Newport
  • Narrateur(s): Jeff Bottoms
  • Durée: 7 h et 44 min
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Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good. An essential read.

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2018-08-02

Good arguments for investing in depth

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Évalué le: 2019-03-24

This book even when tells you something that you can consider obvious it is is an eye opener because it presents the arguments to be a deep worker in a very convincing and clear ways.

Personally I have the ability to be a deep worker I found harder to do it lately and the book gives good reason of why that is the case.

I will be trying some of the advice in the book especially the part of how to create an environment conducive to deep working because I agree with the reason of why this kind of work is important when you are trying to get complex knowledge in quick time.

  • Sex at Dawn

  • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
  • Auteur(s): Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
  • Narrateur(s): Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
  • Durée: 10 h et 57 min
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Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Lacking in Logic

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2019-06-07

Yet another take on the noble savage

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Évalué le: 2019-02-07

I think that the authors have a point on whether humans are a monogamous species but they are not the first and not the last to make that point, I believe that the one they called standard narrative does not really exist, they end up presenting a noble savage classical story, everybody was so happy, healthy and peaceful until the terrible civilization came along and destroyed the beautiful world.
They make look like civilization was some sort of conspiracy that came from another planet, civilization is a human creation and if something is unnatural about it well humans put it there. If they had focus on presenting evidence on the point they mentioned they were going to make things would have been better but since they had another agenda on presenting a noble savage story well they failed, in certain parts of the book I was sure I was listening to pseudoscience and not a scientific approach on the origins of modern sexuality.

  • The Economics of Uncertainty

  • Auteur(s): Connel Fullenkamp, The Great Courses
  • Narrateur(s): Connel Fullenkamp
  • Durée: 11 h et 59 min
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Economies are deeply complex systems. The marketplace involves many economic actors behaving in rational and irrational ways, sustaining a dizzying array of interconnected activity. Because of the number of participants involved, the unpredictability of their actions, and the sheer variety of possible actions, some degree of economic uncertainty is inevitable. In 24 practical and empowering half-hour lectures, The Economics of Uncertainty takes the mystery and dread out of uncertainty, giving you the tools to deal with risk in every phase of your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good material

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-03-14

Really good introduction to risk management

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Évalué le: 2019-02-01

This course is full of insightful information about risks and how to manage them, it was also entertaining and had a good pace. I enjoyed a lot the last lecture because it gave a good take away of the course but all the lectures were good. Highly recommended if you are intrigued by the uncertainties in life as I am.