In What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite, David DiSalvo delved into five decades of research to explain why our brains are perilously prone to error, bias and delusion. In his latest book, Brain Changer, he reveals the game-changing solutions that brain science is beginning to offer and how we can apply them in our lives. Here's what experts in neuroscience and psychology are saying:
“A superb practical primer for thinking about thinking.”
—Robert Burton, MD, author of On Being Certain and A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind
"Forget the self-help mumbo jumbo, DiSalvo boils down decades of actual research from psychological laboratories while giving us proven, scientist-approved tips on how to easily harness our maximum brainpower."
—Jesse Bering, PhD, author of The Belief Instinct and contributor to Scientific American and Slate magazine
"David DiSalvo will change the way you think about your own thinking, and in the process provide you with practical tools for keeping life’s challenges in perspective."
—Wray Herbert, author of On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits
"DiSalvo shows you how to exert more conscious control over your own thinking processes for better problem-solving and decision-making."
—Susan K. Perry, PhD, author of Writing in Flow and contributor to PsychologyToday
"This eminently useful work illustrates the many ways that the human brain’s surprising neuroplasticity can be productively exploited."
—Leon F. Seltzer, PhD, author of Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Overview and Guidebook
"DiSalvo beautifully breaks down metacognition – our ability to reflect back upon our own thought processes – and, just as capably, lays out all the ways in which it can be sharpened for greater psychological well-being. An engaging and scientifically-grounded read."
—Alice G. Walton, PhD, contributing writer to the American Psychological Association and Forbes magazine
"Any single one of the 30 brain changing tools helps leverage your brain’s power to problem solve and make sounder decisions—with your partner, your friends, work colleagues or bosses, and relatives."
—Susan Newman, PhD, contributing writer to Psychology Today