By David J. Helfand
We are living within the details Age, with billions of bytes of information simply swipes away. but how a lot of this can be mis- or perhaps disinformation? loads of it truly is, and your seek engine can't inform the variation. for that reason, an avalanche of incorrect information threatens to weigh down the discourse we so desperately have to handle advanced social difficulties comparable to weather switch, the foodstuff and water crises, biodiversity cave in, and rising threats to public healthiness. This publication offers an inoculation opposed to the incorrect information epidemic via cultivating medical behavior of brain. someone can do it--indeed, every body needs to do it if our species is to outlive in this crowded and finite planet.
This survival consultant provides a vital set of apps for the prefrontal cortex whereas making technological know-how either available and enjoyable. it's going to dissolve your worry of numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the main strategies of likelihood, all whereas celebrating definitely the right use of language and good judgment. David Helfand, one among our nation's major astronomers and technological know-how educators, has taught medical behavior of brain to generations within the lecture room, the place he maintains to salary a provocative conflict opposed to sloppy pondering and the encroachment of incorrect information.
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