Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow audiobook

Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

By Leonard Mlodinow
Read by Leonard Mlodinow

Random House Audio
7.93 Hours Unabridged
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Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events. Your preference in politicians, the amount you tip your waiter—all judgments and perceptions reflect the workings of our mind on two levels: the conscious, of which we are aware, and the unconscious, which is hidden from us. The latter has long been the subject of speculation, but over the past two decades researchers have developed remarkable new tools for probing the hidden, or subliminal, workings of the mind. The result of this explosion of research is a new science of the unconscious and a sea change in our understanding of how the subliminal mind affects the way we live. Employing his trademark wit and lucid, accessible explanations of the most obscure scientific subjects, Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a tour of this research, unraveling the complexities of the subliminal self and increasing our understanding of how the human mind works and how we interact with friends, strangers, spouses, and coworkers. In the process he changes our view of ourselves and the world around us. Includes a bonus PDF of diagrams and illustrations from the book

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Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.

Your preference in politicians, the amount you tip your waiter—all judgments and perceptions reflect the workings of our mind on two levels: the conscious, of which we are aware, and the unconscious, which is hidden from us. The latter has long been the subject of speculation, but over the past two decades researchers have developed remarkable new tools for probing the hidden, or subliminal, workings of the mind. The result of this explosion of research is a new science of the unconscious and a sea change in our understanding of how the subliminal mind affects the way we live.

Employing his trademark wit and lucid, accessible explanations of the most obscure scientific subjects, Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a tour of this research, unraveling the complexities of the subliminal self and increasing our understanding of how the human mind works and how we interact with friends, strangers, spouses, and coworkers. In the process he changes our view of ourselves and the world around us.

Includes a bonus PDF of diagrams and illustrations from the book

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

With the same deft touch he showed in The Drunkard’s Walk, Mlodinow probes the subtle, automatic, and often unnoticed influences on our behavior. Daniel J. Simons, professor of psychology, University of Illinois, and coauthor of The Invisible Gorilla
If you liked The Drunkard’s Walk, you’ll love Subliminal. This engaging and insightful book not only makes neuroscience understandable, it also makes it fascinating. You will look at yourself (and those around you) in a new way. Joseph T. Hallinan, author of Why We Make Mistakes
A must-read book that is both provocative and hugely entertaining. Mlodinow provides many eye-opening insights into the ways we act in business, finance, politics, and our personal lives. Jerry A. Webman, chief economist, OppenheimerFunds, Inc., and author of MoneyShift 
A highly readable, funny, and thought-provoking travelogue by Mlodinow, a trusted traveler in this treacherous region, who leads us on a tour of the little-known country that is our unconscious mind. Christof Koch, professor of cognitive and behavioral biology, California Institute of Technology
Think you know the whys and hows of your choices? Follow Mlodinow on a gorgeous journey that will make you think again. David Eagleman, author of Incognito
Mlodinow never fails to make science both accessible and entertaining. Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time
An assault against the idea that we control our decisions and our beliefs in the way that we think we do . . . A useful addition to the growing body of work arguing convincingly against the idea of the rational human brain. The Daily Beast
Mlodinow, a theoretical physicist who has been developing a nice sideline in popular science writing, shows how the idea of the unconscious has become respectable again . . . Fascinating. The Economist
This very enlightening book explores the two sides of our mental lives, with a focus on the subconscious or subliminal element. Drawing on clinical research conducted over a period of several decades and containing a number of rather startling revelations . . . the book appeals to readers with an interest in the workings of the human mind. Booklist 
One of the ten books to watch out for in 2012 . . . Physicist, science writer and Hollywood screenwriter Leonard Mlodinow is out to explore how important the unconscious is in shaping the way we process the world. NewScientist.com
“Clever, engaging. . . . A popular-science beach book, the sort of tome from which cocktail party anecdotes can be mined by the dozen. . . . Subliminal makes its main point well and concisely. The Oregonian

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Author Bio: Leonard Mlodinow

Author Bio: Leonard Mlodinow

Leonard Mlodinow is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives. He also coauthored two books with physicist Stephen Hawking, A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. In addition to his books, Mlodinow has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Forbes magazine, among others. He has also written for television series such as McGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California–Berkeley and currently teaches at California Institute of Technology.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English