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Lewis, David, 1942-
Impulse : why we do what we do without knowing why we do it / David Lewis
Alternate Title Why we do what we do without knowing why we do it
First Harvard University Press edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BF575.I46 L49 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Impulse
Physical Description xxi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-296) and index
Summary "...Explores all the mystifying things people do despite knowing better, from blurting out indiscretions to falling for totally incompatible romantic partners. Informed by the latest research in neuropsychology, this eye-opening account explains why snap decisions so often govern -- and occasionally enrich--our lives." --Publisher
Contents The impulse that saved my life -- Impulses and your zombie brain -- Inside the impulsive brain -- The teenage brain : a work in progress -- Impulse and the senses -- The power of the visual -- Impulse and the risk-taking personality -- The love impulse : 'It only takes a moment' -- The overeating impulse : digging our graves with our teeth -- The buying impulse : the how and why of what we buy -- The imitation impulse : 'A beautiful place to die' -- Deplete us not into temptation -- Free will is a grand illusion

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