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    Default Mind Hacks Tips And Tricks For Using Your Mind

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    This exploration into the moment-by-moment works of the brain uses cognitive neuroscience to present experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception. Each "hack" examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, you'll learn more about how the brain is put together. If you want to find out what's going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key. Contents Copyright Dedication Preface Why Mind Hacks? How to Use This Book How This Book Is Organized Conventions Used in This Book Using Material from This Book How to Contact Us Got a Hack? Chapter 1. Inside the Brain Section 1.1. Hacks 1-12 Hack 1. Find Out How the Brain Works Without Looking Inside Hack 2. Electroencephalogram: Getting the Big Picture with EEGs Hack 3. Positron Emission Tomography: Measuring Activity Indirectly with PET Hack 4. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The State of the Art Hack 5. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain Hack 6. Neuropsychology, the 10% Myth, and Why You Use All of Your Brain Hack 7. Get Acquainted with the Central Nervous System Hack 8. Tour the Cortex and the Four Lobes Hack 9. The Neuron Hack 10. Detect the Effect of Cognitive Function on Cerebral Blood Flow Hack 11. Why People Don't Work Like Elevator Buttons Hack 12. Build Your Own Sensory Homunculus Chapter 2. Seeing Section 2.1. Hacks 13-33 Hack 13. Understand Visual Processing Hack 14. See the Limits of Your Vision Hack 15. To See, Act Hack 16. Map Your Blind Spot Hack 17. Glimpse the Gaps in Your Vision Hack 18. When Time Stands Still Hack 19. Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions Hack 20. Fool Yourself into Seeing 3D Hack 21. Objects Move, Lighting Shouldn't Hack 22. Depth Matters Hack 23. See How Brightness Differs from Luminance: The Checker Shadow Illusion Hack 24. Create Illusionary Depth with Sunglasses Hack 25. See Movement When All Is Still Hack 26. Get Adjusted Hack 27. Show Motion Without Anything Moving Hack 28. Motion Extrapolation: The "Flash-Lag Effect" Hack 29. Turn Gliding Blocks into Stepping Feet Hack 30. Understand the Rotating Snakes Illusion Hack 31. Minimize Imaginary Distances Hack 32. Explore Your Defense Hardware Hack 33. Neural Noise Isnt a Bug; Its a Feature Chapter 3. Attention Section 3.1. Hacks 34-43 Hack 34. Detail and the Limits of Attention Hack 35. Count Faster with Subitizing Hack 36. Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Hack 37. Grab Attention Hack 38. Don't Look Back! Hack 39. Avoid Holes in Attention Hack 40. Blind to Change Hack 41. Make Things Invisible Simply by Concentrating (on Something Else) Hack 42. The Brain Punishes Features that Cry Wolf Hack 43. Improve Visual Attention Through Video Games Chapter 4. Hearing and Language Section 4.1. Hacks 44-52 Hack 44. Detect Timing with Your Ears Hack 45. Detect Sound Direction Hack 46. Discover Pitch Hack 47. Keep Your Balance Hack 48. Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Hack 49. Speech Is Broadband Input to Your Head Hack 50. Give Big-Sounding Words to Big Concepts Hack 51. Stop Memory-Buffer Overrun While Reading Hack 52. Robust Processing Using Parallelism Chapter 5. Integrating Section 5.1. Hacks 53-61 Hack 53. Put Timing Information into Sound and Location Information into Light Hack 54. Don't Divide Attention Across Locations Hack 55. Confuse Color Identification with Mixed Signals Hack 56. Don't Go There Hack 57. Combine Modalities to Increase Intensity Hack 58. Watch Yourself to Feel More Hack 59. Hear with Your Eyes: The McGurk Effect Hack 60. Pay Attention to Thrown Voices Hack 61. Talk to Yourself Chapter 6. Moving Section 6.1. Hacks 62-69 Hack 62. The Broken Escalator Phenomenon: When Autopilot Takes Over Hack 63. Keep Hold of Yourself Hack 64. Mold Your Body Schema Hack 65. Why Can't You Tickle Yourself? Hack 66. Trick Half Your Mind Hack 67. Objects Ask to Be Used Hack 68. Test Your Handedness Hack 69. Use Your Right Brainand Your Left, Too Chapter 7. Reasoning Section 7.1. Hacks 70-74 Hack 70. Use Numbers Carefully Hack 71. Think About Frequencies Rather than Probabilities Hack 72. Detect Cheaters Hack 73. Fool Others into Feeling Better Hack 74. Maintain the Status Quo Chapter 8. Togetherness Section 8.1. Hacks 75-80 Hack 75. Grasp the Gestalt Hack 76. To Be Noticed, Synchronize in Time Hack 77. See a Person in Moving Lights Hack 78. Make Things Come Alive Hack 79. Make Events Understandable as Cause and Effect Hack 80. Act Without Knowing It Chapter 9. Remembering Section 9.1. Hacks 81-92 Hack 81. Bring Stuff to the Front of Your Mind Hack 82. Subliminal Messages Are Weak and Simple Hack 83. Fake Familiarity Hack 84. Keep Your Sources Straight (if You Can) Hack 85. Create False Memories Hack 86. Change Context to Build Robust Memories Hack 87. Boost Memory Using Context Hack 88. Think Yourself Strong Hack 89. Navigate Your Way Through Memory Hack 90. Have an Out-of-Body Experience Hack 91. Enter the Twilight Zone: The Hypnagogic State Hack 92. Make the Caffeine Habit Taste Good Chapter 10. Other People Section 10.1. Hacks 93-100 Hack 93. Understand What Makes Faces Special Hack 94. Signal Emotion Hack 95. Make Yourself Happy Hack 96. Reminisce Hot and Cold Hack 97. Look Where I'm Looking Hack 98. Monkey See, Monkey Do Hack 99. Spread a Bad Mood Around Hack 100. You Are What You Think Colophon Index Pages: 394 By Tom Stafford, Matt Webb



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