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Scatterbrain : how the mind's mistakes make humans creative, innovative, and successful / Henning Beck ; translated by Becky L. Crook.

Beck, Henning, (author.). Crook, Becky L., (translator.).

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  • 11 of 13 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Creston Public Library.

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0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Creston Public Library 153.4 BEC (Text) 35140100057754 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771644013
  • Physical Description: 328 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, 2019.

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General Note:
"Originally published in Germany as Irren ist nützlich: Warum die Schwächen des Gehirns unsere Stärken sind in 2017."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
In this mind-bending book, an esteemed neuroscientist explains why perfectionism is pointless - and argues that mistakes, missteps, and flaws are the keys to success. In this book we learn that boredom awakens the muse, distractions spark creativity, and misjudging time creates valuable memories, among other benefits of our faulty minds. Throughout, award-winning neuroscientist Henning Beck's hilarious asides and brain-boosting advice make for delightful reading of the most cutting-edge neuroscience our brains will (maybe never) remember.
Subject: Errors > Psychological aspects.
Neurosciences > Popular works.

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