Perceptual Intelligence: Book Review
"My main objective in writing this book is to help you find your aha! moment regarding how you perceive and react to the world from the inside out."
— Brian Boxer Wachler, MD
I found Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain's Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception, and Self-Deception to be extremely entertaining, funny, and informative.
With chapters like "Self-Healing and Self-Sabotage," "Blinded by the Glare of Celebrity," and "Fanaticism: The Nature of Extreme Beliefs," this book explores a plethora of topics with great bravery and humor.
From religion to aliens to Kim Kardashian, this book touches on a wide range of subjects that kept me laughing, thinking, and learning.
"Recognizing reality in the heat of the moment isn't always easy... Life is the true test of your Perceptual Intelligence. Everything is subject to interpretation. The exact same image can have an infinite number of meanings in the real world."
This great new book brings up many loaded questions and observations about contemporary culture. The book investigates:
How the brain helps us make sense of the world
Why we hold on to our illusions
Why some athletes and teams are winners and others chronic losers
How celebrity personas manipulate us
How cults brainwash people with low PI
Why our perceptions of time are so often distorted
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in seeing past both obvious and subtle BS and embracing reality as is (or as subjectively perceived to be)—enjoy!