Book: Mind hacks


This is one of the weirdest books… http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mindhks/ 

A collection of sample hacks is also presented online:
 Hack 11: Why People Don’t Work Like Elevator Buttons (PDF)
 Hack 16: Map Your Blind Spot (PDF)
 Hack 17: Glimpse the Gaps in Your Vision (PDF)
 Hack 24: Create Illusionary Depth with Sunglasses (PDF)
 Hack 33: Neural Noise Isn’t a Bug; It’s a Feature (PDF)
 Hack 43: Improve Visual Attention Through Video Games (PDF)
 Hack 65: Why Can’t You Tickle Yourself? (PDF)
 Hack 92: Make the Caffeine Habit Taste Good (PDF)

 

Comments (5)

  1. Weirdest why? I’m just curious. People seem to just be posting links to the PDFs online… no one is really posting what they think about the book… Is this book about explaining how your mind works or overclocking your mind using a buffer exploit in your spinal cord’s BIOS?

  2. Adi Oltean says:

    It is weird because it presents the mind as something that can be "hacked".

  3. Adi Oltean says:

    (adding more context) BTW, I don’t want to be misunderstood. I think that the book is absolutely great. By "weird" I didn’t meant to imply that I dislike it, quite the opposite – I actually am pretty fascinated by this subject.

    I am still waiting for a O’Reilly book that shows me how to debug my brain 🙂 just kidding.