Mindwise

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nicholas Epley

Narrated By: Nicholas Epley

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: February 2014

Duration: 6 hours 26 minutes

Summary:

Humans are born mind readers. Our extraordinary ability to interpret the emotions, thoughts, and intentions of others is the basis of every personal and professional relationship we have - but this social intelligence is far from perfect. Now, in this fascinating study, Nicholas Epley introduces us to the latest research into the strengths and foibles of our social minds. He describes some of the common mistakes our minds make: how the socially active brain can go into overdrive and perceive 'mind' in inanimate objects; how egocentrism can cause us to attribute our own beliefs to others, or leads us to believe that we are the center of attention; or that our embarrassing blunders are noticed by others who, in fact, are paying no attention to us at all. But he also suggests ways in which we can get past these errors, improve our social intelligence, and find the wisdom to better relate to our spouses, children, and colleagues - which, in turn, can lead us to a deeper understand of others, and of ourselves.

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