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The Influential Mind

What the Brain Reveals About Our Power To Change Others

By Tali Sharot
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The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power To Change Others by Tali Sharot

The Influential Mind (2017) is about the often surprising and sometimes inflexible ways in which the human brain operates. As the esteemed neuroscientist and author Tali Sharot points out, having a better understanding of how the brain works can provide us with better control over our day-to-day lives and a deeper appreciation of the human experience.

  • Students of neuroscience and psychology
  • Managers and HR personnel
  • Those who want more control over their lives

Tali Sharot is a cognitive neuroscientist at University College London. Her work specializes in the emotional response of the brain and the impact this has on decision-making. She also wrote The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain, which was the basis for her popular 2012 TED Talk.

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