this groundbreaking contribution to the literature on human
personality, a celebrated psychologist and an award-winning author
offer a novel way to learn about how each of us thinks. For the past
fifty years, popular culture has led us to believe in the
left brain vs. right brain theory of personality types.
It would be an illuminating theory if it did not have one
major drawback: It is simply not supported by science.
Brain, Bottom Brain theory is
based on solid research that has stayed within the confines of labs all
over the world—until now.
With cowriter G. Wayne Miller, Stephen M. Kosslyn, PhD, a leader in the
field of cognitive neuroscience, explains this exciting new theory for
the first time. Kosslyn and Miller describe how the top and bottom
parts of the brain work together, summarizing extensive research with
ease and accessibility. In doing so, they introduce us to four modes of
thought: Mover, Perceiver, Stimulator, and Adaptor.
These ways of thinking and behaving shape your personality, and with
the scientifically developed test provided in the book,
be able to determine which mode best defines your dominant way of
thinking. Once you’ve identified your dominant cognitive
mode, you can
reflect on the many possible practical applications from the way you
conduct business to your relationships to your voyage of personal
Top Brain, Bottom Brain
Surprising Insights into How You Think
by Stephen M. Kosslyn and G. Wayne Miller
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