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The Resource The Happiness of Pursuit

The Happiness of Pursuit

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The Happiness of Pursuit
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The Happiness of Pursuit
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When fishing for happiness, catch and release. Remember these seven words—they are the keys to being happy. So says Shimon Edelman, an expert on psychology and the mind. In The Happiness of Pursuit, Edelman offers a fundamental understanding of pleasure and joy via the brain. Using the concept of the mind as a computing device, he unpacks how the human brain is highly active, involved in patterned networks, and constantly learning from experience. As our brains predict the future through pursuit of experience, we are rewarded both in real time and in the long run. Essentially, as Edelman discovers, it’s the journey, rather than the destination, that matters. The idea that cognition is computation—the brain is a machine—is nothing new of course. But, as Edelman argues, the mind is actually a bundle of ongoing computations, essentially, the brain being one of many possible substrates that can support them. Edelman makes the case for these claims by constructing a conceptual toolbox that offers readers a glimpse of the computations underlying the mind’s faculties: perception, motivation and emotions, action, memory, thinking, social cognition, learning and language. It is this collection of tools that enables us to discover how and why happiness happens.An informative, accessible, and witty tour of the mind, The Happiness of Pursuit offers insights to a thorough understanding of what minds are, how they relate to each other and to the world, and how we can make the best of it all
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The Happiness of Pursuit
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OVERDRIVE:3bcd4199-0313-428e-bcc2-451c0726dd35
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780465029204
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optical disk
Label
The Happiness of Pursuit
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3bcd4199-0313-428e-bcc2-451c0726dd35
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780465029204
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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