Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

The brain is a silly thing. You like to think of it as a supercomputer that runs your life, but it is far from that. The brain does not store memories like a hard drive. Its recall process seems completely ineffective. Compared to other animals, our brains are huge and they take up an unfathomable amount of energy. Yet, your brain is better at thinking than any computer on earth.

Stumbling on Happiness is a fun stroll through brain studies throughout history. Over and over again, Gilbert introduces another study that shows you the silliness of your brain. By the end of the book, you will wonder how we have accomplished so much as humans.

This is fun read. It is not a deep book but a great light-hearted look at the silly side of our humanness.

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