Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

Book - 2013
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We are profoundly social creatures. Here, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental than our need for food or shelter. Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world--other people and our relation to them. He argues that our need to reach out to and connect with others is a primary driver behind our behavior. We have a unique ability to read other people's minds, to figure out their hopes, fears, and motivations, allowing us to effectively coordinate our lives with one another. And our most private sense of who we are is intimately linked to the important people and groups in our lives. The insights revealed in this pioneering book suggest ways to improve learning in schools, make the workplace more productive, and improve our overall well-being.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307889096
Branch Call Number: HM1033 .L54 2013
302 Lieberman
Characteristics: x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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EPL_Kylee Dec 11, 2018

An engaging read on how essential being social is for humans. From broken hearts, to apartment complexes, to the work place, this book explains how vital the social brain is to nearly all aspects of life.


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