Using your Brain as a Multi-Tasking System

Tom Stafford one of the authors of Mind Hacks have just published two free e-books that comes as an addition to his work.


Mind Hacks is a popular book that “describes the brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment–one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious.” (1)

The book include 100 hacks such as “Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions , See Movement When All is Still , Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention, Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty ,Mold Your Body Schema ,Test Your Handedness ,See a Person in Moving Lights ,Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect ,Boost Memory by Using Context and Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention” (1)

I highly recommend this material as it does not cover technical hacking stuff but it will show you how to use your brain as a tool for making more than just hacking.

“The books are creative commons licensed, which means you download them, copy them, even modify them if you want to produce an improved version, and both are fully referenced so you can check up on any claims made in them. Science is naturally an open-source phenomenon, so it feels good to be doing some open source science writing.” (2)

References:

  1. http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Hacks-Tools-Using-Brain/dp/0596007795
  2. http://mindhacks.com/2012/01/21/a-treasure-hunt-for-the-mysteries-of-mind-and-brain/
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