Let’s be honest. You’ve tried the sticky-note inspirations,
the motivational calendar, and the cute (but ineffective) “carpe diem” mug-yet
your attitude hasn’t changed. It’s time to apply cutting-edge science to the
challenges of daily life.
While everyone desires self-improvement, we are quickly
frustrated when trying to implement the contradictory philosophies of
self-appointed self-help gurus. Too often, their advice is based on anecdote
and personal opinion, not real research.
Bestselling author of What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite David DiSalvo returns with Brain Changer: How Harnessing
Your Brain’s Power to Adapt Can Change Your Life. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, cognitive
psychology, behavioral economics, communications, and even marketing, DiSalvo
replaces self-help with “science help.” He demonstrates how the brain’s
enormous capacity to adapt is the most crucial factor influencing how we feel
and act-a factor that we can control to change our lives.
Findings show our brains are fluid and function much like a
feedback loop: stimulants from both our environment and from within ourselves
catalyze changes in the brain’s response. That response then elicits additional
inputs that the brain identifies and analyzes to further tailor its response.
DiSalvo shows that the greatest internal tool we have to affect the feedback
loop is metacognition (“thinking about thinking”).
Littered with relatable examples and tackling major aspects
of our lives including relationships, careers, physical health, and personal
development, Brain Changer shows you how to harness metacognition to enrich your
life. Download and start listening now!