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Your deceptive mind : a scientific guide to critical thinking skills

Author: Steven Novella; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, ©2012.
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio   Computer File   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Novella; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598038265 9781598038262
OCLC Number: 781849458
Notes: Compact discs.
Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, bibliography and discography.
Performer(s): Taught by: Professor Steven Novella, Yale School of Medicine.
Description: 12 audio discs (approximately 720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm).
Contents: Necessity of thinking about thinking --
Neuroscience of belief --
Errors of perception --
Flaws and fabrications of memory --
Pattern recognition: seeing what's not there --
Our constructed reality --
Structure and purpose of argument --
Logic and logical fallacies --
Heuristics and cognitive biases --
Poor at probability: our innate innumeracy --
Toward better estimates of what's probably --
Culture and mass delusions --
Philosophy and presuppositions of science --
Science and the supernatural --
Varieties and quality of scientific evidence --
Great scientific blunders --
Science versus pseudoscience --
Many kinds of pseudoscience --
Trap of grand conspiracy thinking --
Denialism: rejecting science and history --
Marketing, scams, and urban legends --
Science, media, and democracy --
Experts and scientific consensus --
Critical thinking and science in your life.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: Steven Novella.

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