It's a bold promise made in the title. This Will Make You Smarter is a compilation of essays from today's leading philosophers, scientists, economists, physicists, sociologists and playwrights who each answer the question: "What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit?" As the thought pioneers of their respective fields, they present 151 diverse ideas and perspectives on the human condition. It is, in short, a collection of dizzying fodder to challenge your mind. It may prove to be a mind-bending, vocabulary-enhancing read. Keep your dictionary handy and prepare yourself for thought-provoking essays.
This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant but accessible ideas to expand every mind. What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influentialthinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world.