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The Resource Imagination : the science of your mind's greatest power, Jim Davies

Imagination : the science of your mind's greatest power, Jim Davies

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Imagination : the science of your mind's greatest power
Title
Imagination
Title remainder
the science of your mind's greatest power
Statement of responsibility
Jim Davies
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We don't think of imagination the way that we should. The word is often only associated with children, artists and daydreamers, viewed as something separate from everyday adult life. However, imagination is an integral part of almost every action and decision that we make. Simply put, imagination is a person's ability to create scenarios in his or her head: this can include everything from planning a grocery list, to honing a golf swing, and even to having religious hallucinations. And while imagination has positive connotations, it can also lead to more pernicious outcomes including decreased productivity and cooperation, and much worse, the continuous reliving of past trauma.The human brain is remarkable in its ability to imagine--to create worlds and situations outside of its reality. We can imagine complex possible futures, fantasy worlds, and jars of peanut butter. We can use our imaginations to make us relaxed or anxious, and the most impressive feat of human imagination may be our ability to use it in creative endeavors. Sitting in a chair, with our eyes closed, we can imagine what the world might be, and construct elaborate plans. With such power, we have an obligation to use it for good--to make things better for ourselves, and for the world. People have been fascinated with the machination of the human brain and its ability to imagine for centuries, but until now, there have been no popular science books that are dedicated to imagination. There are books on creativity, dreams, memory, and the mind in general, but how exactly do we create those scenes in our head? With chapters ranging from hallucination and imaginary friends to how imagination can make you happier and more productive, Jim Davies' Imagination will help us explore the full potential of our own mind
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TOH
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Davies, Jim
Dewey number
153.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF408
LC item number
.D368 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Imagination
  • Brain
Label
Imagination : the science of your mind's greatest power, Jim Davies
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131110406
  • 31223131110398
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9781643132037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1115004448
Label
Imagination : the science of your mind's greatest power, Jim Davies
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131110406
  • 31223131110398
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9781643132037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1115004448

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