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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (4 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840467983
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840467987
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.5 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Consistently well-written and meticulously researched' Author: Alain de Botton Source: The Sunday Times

'In breezy demotic, Fine offers an entertaining tour of current thinking' Source: Telegraph

'Fine sets out to demonstrate that the human brain is vainglorious and stubborn. She succeeds brilliantly.' Source: Mail on Sunday

'This is one of the most interesting and amusing accounts of how we think we think - I think.' Source: Alexander McCall Smith

'A fascinating, funny, disconcerting and lucid book ... by the end you'll realise that your brain can (and does) run rings around you.' Source: Helen Dunmore

'Fine, a cognitive neuroscientist with a sharp sense of humour and an intelligent sense of reality, slaps an Asbo on the hundred billion grey cells that - literally - have shifty, ruthless, self-serving minds of their own.' Source: The Times

'Clear, accessible writing makes her a science writer to watch' Source: Metro

'Fine wears her learning lightly, blending facts with humorous observations. The result is a fascinating insight into how our minds work.' Source: Psychologies

'A witty survey of psychology experiments demonstrating the depths of our suggestibility, the irrationality of our reasoning and the limits of free will.' Source: Focus


Cordelia is the daughter of former Children's Laureate Anne Fine, and has inherited her brilliant storytelling talent! Hardback received blanket press coverage. It shows the science behind the amazing ways your brain tricks you in everyday life. There are lots of stories and revealing psychology with 2 new chapters - The Immoral Brain, and The Weak-Willed Brain.

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