“Sian Beilock’s book will give you a new appreciation of your body and its role in your thought, language, psychological make-up, and behavior. And it’s a joy to read!”
“How often do you read a book that is profound and also fun -- or that is full of surprises, but that also gives you that pleasant jolt of immediate recognition? Do a big favor for your body and your mind. Read Beilock's terrific book as soon as you can!"
“How the Body Knows Its Mind is the best kind of psychology book: Grounded in rigorous research and intensely practical. Dr. Beilock presents a fascinating romp through the latest science on embodied cognition, a new field challenging the classic notion that the body and mind are separate. In fact, as she shows in this compelling book, the two are inextricably intertwined. Best of all is the scientifically grounded advice on everything from helping kids learn better to becoming a happier person. This is a book that will both expand your mind and make your life better.”
“How the Body Knows the Mind is a tour de force that teaches us the revolutionary new science of how our own physical interaction with the world around us strongly influences our ability to learn and perform. I highly recommend it.”
“How the Body Knows its Mind has helpful insights for everyone. It is a must-have in your home.”
“How the Body Knows its Mind is a journey in the direction less traveled: from body to brain, rather than the reverse, illuminating the surprising ways that our physical actions can change our minds. From “laughter yoga,” to Botox as a treatment for depression, to the importance of finger dexterity for learning math, Beilock charts a wondrous tour through the mind-body connection.”
"Until now, the fascinating new science of 'embodied cognition' has been known only to a handful of researchers. Sian Beilock shares the insights of this exciting field with the rest of us. Through vivid stories and clear explanations, Beilock reveals how our bodies shape our thoughts and actions in surprising and compelling ways. It's rare to find a first-class scientist who is also a first-class writer; Beilock, lucky for us, is both."
“Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson once lamented that academics look upon their bodies as "a way of getting their heads to meetings." But as Sian Beilock illustrates in her brilliant new book, the rest of us are making the same mistake - not realizing the profound impact that our physical experiences have on how effectively we think, how we present ourselves, and how motivated we feel. In our quests to be more successful and influential, as well as happier and healthier, nothing has been so overlooked as the way we can use our own bodies and our environments to reach those goals. This book is life-changing. Read it now.”
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"Insightful, informative, and beautifully written, HOW THE BODY KNOWS ITS MIND is a smart surprise that you won't want to miss!"