Deniz Ates

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (42 of 44)
Location: London

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How the Mind Works (Penguin Press Science) by Steven Pinker
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius!, 5 Jan 2013
This is by far one of the most profound books I have read in a long time. It provides a fine introduction to the computational theory of mind and its relation to evolutionary psychology. It offers witty, clear and surprising perspectives on everything from information processing, emotions, and behaviour to humour, music and the meaning of life. It is also paradoxical in that if offers both a collection of enlightening views on how different part of the mind work and an invitation to figure out how it all fits together, despite knowing that some of the most fundamental questions in the book are unanswerable. Without a doubt this is a profound text, a 565 page monster, and a wonderful walk in… Read more
Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightenment!, 3 Jan 2013
Without a doubt this book is the most educational, the most interesting, and the most humorous text on business (and personal relations) I have read for a long, long time. The implications of it are astounding. Could it be that all of our desires are directed towards selecting an intelligent, open, conscientious, agreeable, stable and extroverted mate, rather than a resourceful or beautiful mate, as argued by other evolutionary psychologists? It is definitely an interesting perspective, and it suggests an excellent approach to producing better marketing content, better product design, better business strategy, and (as a consumer) better purchasing decisions. There is a lot of information… Read more
Must-Have: The Hidden Instincts Behind Everything &hellip by Geoffrey Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightenment!, 3 Jan 2013
Without a doubt this book is the most educational, the most interesting, and the most humorous text on business (and personal relations) I have read for a long, long time. The implications of it are astounding. Could it be that all of our desires are directed towards selecting an intelligent, open, conscientious, agreeable, stable and extroverted mate, rather than a resourceful or beautiful mate, as argued by other evolutionary psychologists? It is definitely an interesting perspective, and it suggests an excellent approach to producing better marketing content, better product design, better business strategy, and (as a consumer) better purchasing decisions. There is a lot of information… Read more

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