Free Shipping on Order Over $60
AfterPay Available
Scatterbrain

Scatterbrain

How the Mind's Mistakes Make Humans Creative, Innovative and Successful

by Henning Beck
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/10/2019
20%
OFF
RRP  $29.99 $24.25

In this mind-bending book, award-winning neuroscientist Henning Beck explains why perfectionism is pointless ­­­– and argues that mistakes, missteps and flaws are the keys to success.

Remember that time you messed up simple maths or forgot the name of your favourite song? What if someone told you that our brain freezes are actually secret weapons, proof of our superiority to computers and AI?

In Scatterbrain, we learn that boredom awakens the muse, distractions spark creativity and misjudging time creates valuable memories, among the many other benefits of our faulty minds.

Combining cutting-edge science with brain-boosting advice and rivetting real-life stories, Henning Beck takes us on a fascinating adventure through human memory (one that we’ll all remember differently!).

ISBN:
9781742236650
9781742236650
Category:
Neurosciences
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-10-2019
Publisher:
NewSouth Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm

‘The brain is a messy, faulty wonder, and if we could all agree that perfection is not the mind’s ultimate goal, we would be much better off. Henning Beck shows us how to appreciate our imperfect brains – and is fine with readers straying from the page from time to time!’ — Ylva Østby, author of Diving for Seahorses

'At last, a user’s guide for your brain, with plenty of fresh science and lots of surprises.’ — Robyn Williams, presenter of The Science Show

‘An instructive celebration of the flawed, chaotic wonder that is the human brain.’ — Bianca Nogrady, Science Journalist and Editor of The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

‘Illuminating, and a joy to read, this offers, in comparison to other recent neuroscience titles, a refreshingly accessible and relatable take on the brain’s inner workings that should appeal to both science buffs and casual readers.’ — Publisher's Weekly, starred review

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 10 working days of you placing an order.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro 2 working days

NSW Metro 2 working days 

NSW Rural 2-3 working days

NSW Remote 2-5 working days

NT Metro 3-6 working days

NT Remote 4-10 working days

QLD Metro 2-4 working days

QLD Rural 2-5 working days

QLD Remote 2-7 working days

SA Metro 2-5 working days

SA Rural 3-6 working days

SA Remote 3-7 working days

TAS Metro 3-6 working days

TAS Rural 3-6 working days

VIC Metro 2-3 working days

VIC Rural 2-4 working days

VIC Remote 2-5 working days

WA Metro 3-6 working days

WA Rural 4-8 working days

WA Remote 4-12 working days

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Scatterbrain.