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100 1  Lambert, Kelly,|eauthor 
245 10 Well-grounded :|bthe neurobiology of rational decisions /
       |cKelly Lambert 
264  1 New Haven :|bYale University Press,|c[2018] 
264  4 |c©2018 
300    xi, 299 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and 
505 0  Introduction -- The Brain's Contingency Calculator : The 
       Secret of Our Success -- The Brain's Output : Behavior's 
       Many Forms -- The Human Brain : An Embarrassment of Riches
       -- Building the Brain's Contingency Circuit -- When Life 
       Distorts the Contingency Filters -- Fine-Tuning the 
       Contingency Calculators : Well-Grounded Lessons from Rats,
       Comedians, and Triple-Crown Horse Owners -- Parenting : 
       Time to Recalculate Life's Contingencies -- Calculating 
       Effective Strategies for Treating Mental Illness -- 
       Getting Down to Business : Putting the Contingency 
       Calculators to Work -- Stretching the Contingency Limits :
       New and Imagined Realities -- Epilogue : Redefining 
       Prosperity--From Strategic Champagne Bubbles to Accurately
       Perceived Life Affordances 
520    A neuroscientist reveals unique aspects of decision making
       and the best strategies for protecting and enhancing the 
       brain's ability to navigate life's uncertainties. 
       Contingency calculations--the ability to predict the 
       outcomes of decisions and actions--are critical for 
       survival and success. Our amazing brains continually 
       process past and current experiences to enable us to make 
       the most adaptive choices. But when the brain's 
       information systems are compromised--by such varying 
       conditions as drug addiction, poverty, mental illness, or 
       even privilege--we can lose the ability to arrive at 
       informed decisions. In this engaging book, behavioral 
       neuroscientist Kelly Lambert explores a variety of the 
       modern factors that can lead to warped neural processing, 
       or distorted realities she terms "brain bubbles." 
       Individuals who define success in terms of creature 
       comforts and immediate gratification, for instance, may 
       interact less with the physical and social world and 
       thereby dull their ability to imagine varied contingency 
       scenarios. The author underscores how continuous, 
       meaningful, and well-grounded experiences are required if 
       we are to make the best decisions throughout our lives.--
       |cSource other than the Library of Congress 
650  0 Decision making|xPhysiological aspects 
650  0 Neuropsychology|xPhysiological aspects 
650  0 Neurobiology|xPhysiological aspects 
650  7 Decision making|xPhysiological aspects.|2fast
650  7 Neurobiology.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01036315 
650  7 Neuropsychology.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01036493 
650 12 Decision Making|xphysiology 
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