Physical Intelligence

Physical Intelligence

The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life

Book - 2020
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Elegantly written and deeply grounded in personal experience--works by Oliver Sacks come to mind-- Physical Intelligence gives us a clear, illuminating examination of the intricate, mutually responsive relationship between the mind and the body as they engage (or don't engage) in all manner of physical action.

Ever wonder why you don't walk into walls or off cliffs? How you decide if you can drive through a snowstorm? How high you are willing to climb up a ladder to change a lightbulb? Through the prisms of behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience, Scott Grafton brilliantly accounts for the design and workings of the action-oriented brain in synchronicity with the body in the natural world, and he shows how physical intelligence is inherent in all of us--and always in problem-solving mode. Drawing on insights gleaned from discoveries by engineers who have learned to emulate the sophisticated solutions Mother Nature has created for managing complex behavior, Grafton also demonstrates the relevance of physical intelligence with examples that each of us might face--whether the situation is mundane, exceptional, extreme, or compromised.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781524747329
1524747327
Branch Call Number: 153 GRAFTON
Characteristics: xvi, 263 pages ; 22 cm

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StarGladiator
Oct 30, 2019

It's a darn shame Joshua Burwell never read this book! [He walked off a cliff to his death in San Diego in 2012 while only focusing upon his iPhone.]

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