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Sintesi dell'editore

With the lucid verve and solid scientific grounding of an Oliver Sacks or Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler guides listeners on a fascinating tour of the bedrock of our existence - the way our senses perceive everything and everyone in the world around us.

Why does one person see Jesus in a shower curtain, get a "bad feeling" about someone they've just met, or hear a conversation so differently than the other person? Boxer Wachler describes some of the mysterious medical conditions that cause non-psychiatric hallucinations and neurological mix-ups, then focuses on how we all receive and interpret the messages of our senses. Practical as well as provocative, Perceptual Intelligence also offers listeners ways to improve their PI, "reality check" their perceptions, and make desired changes in their lives.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Matt
  • 14/06/2019

Disappointing

I’m not sure how this book received reviews about being insightful, thought provoking, or even interesting.

I can’t think of one thing that was novel or useful. Did you know fandom sometimes goes too far? Did you realize dogmatic ideology can make you blind to alternative viewpoints? Well, they do and it can. But this book will not discuss the evolutionary causes for this behavior nor the neurological bases nor even how to avoid the trappings. But it will often list out celebrities that have had eye appointments with the author.

Don’t waste that precious monthly credit on this.

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Nolan
  • 13/12/2020

Disappointingly dry

I am three hours into the book and I’m still not exactly sure what does the author is trying to relay the similarities between the mind of a person with a near death experience or a professional athlete in regards to every day activities and how to alter human behavior. I like some points in the book however every time I think I’m about to learn something g pivotal we move to another example unrelated to the previous point and a long drawn out explanation on how it is related to perceptual intelligence.

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  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Eve Edelstein
  • 29/04/2019

psychology

a self help book more than it is about neuroscience, which is what I was seeking

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Cynthia Rowland
  • 14/11/2017

Outstanding

From the very beginning, this book had my attention. I very much enjoyed the authors voice and sense of humor. Laughing out loud was an unexpected experience while reading a book like this.
The stories of PI helped me to understand how I am perceiving the world around me. I saw clearly how I could sometimes have a high PI while in other situations, my PI could drop substantially.
After reading this, I realize that I can improve my PI when needed which can improve my life greatly.
This was a fantastic book and I look forward to the authors next book

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • The OTHER Barb
  • 31/05/2021

If you have ever, in your life,

If you have ever, in your life, picked up a book about the brain, for however long, no matter if you even opened it up for a single second, then you already know too much to squeeze any usefulness out of this book. Every chapter eagerly describes a “puzzling” scenario, the reader’s tone of voice clueing me into the fact that I am meant to be simply riveted. Unfortunately though, or actually fortunately, time has rendered the stories to be mostly scientific inaccuracies, and other times they point to what’s now common knowledge. Still the amazed excitable reader presents us which scenarios, one after the other where the subject is meant to represents a scientific miracle of some kind , “a blind person who developes hallucinations but is not crazy!” , yes of course she does! “Imagine the whole world is nothing more than an hallucination!!!” Ok, I mean it is “YOU COUDNT PROVE IT ISNT!” Right mate sure. “A wild lion is staking you in the woods you’re all alone and it’s getting closer. SUDDENLY the lion leaps at your face and .... it was just a bag of leaves , but you were scared! You thought it was a lion! It was leaves the whole time! Neuroscience!” ummmm wait what? “The Matrix was written by really cool brothers!” Ohhhh ok I see the problem now

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Luis Cortes
  • 24/01/2021

Not what you think

Uses popular stories of athletes and celebrities to vaguely explain neuroscience and there are a bit too many jokes.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Steve
  • 31/10/2020

Good book and good content overall

It should have a more appropriate and better book title. Anyway, I recommend this audiobook

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Philomath
  • 17/10/2017

Interesting subject

I didn't not usually choose a book before reading on the author, and in this case the title grabbed me. I guess I had low Perceptual Intelligence in this case.

Well written book, but was lacking in scientific rigour if it was suppose to be a scientific book. The author is not well known and probably not a specialist in this subject.

It was however quite engaging and funny, but read mostly as a self help book, something I don't subscribe to.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • J Wacksman M.D.
  • 19/10/2017

great book

great book highly recommend it to everyone who thinks about life and people . well written.