What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children By: Alison Gopnik Published: 2016 Read: 2021 Summary As parents, we can’t know beforehand what new challenges kids will face. Shaping kids in your
How the quest for the ultimate learning machine will remake our world By: Pedro Domingos Published: 2015. Read: 2018. Summary: Machine learning may help to discover (the deepest) regularities in our universe in a computationally efficient way from finite data.
Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts By: Stanislas Dehaene Published: 2014 Read: 2016 Summary: A theoretical exploration of what goes on in the brain as conscious and non-conscious processes unfold. Exploring questions such as when do we become aware
Cutting Consciousness Down to Size By: Tor Norretranders Published: 1991 Read: 2017 Summary: Drawing on physics, information theory, communication theory and evolutionary psychology, the central point of this book is that consciousness represents only a very small fraction of our
Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing By: Frank T. Vertosick Jr. Published: 2002 Read: 2017 Summary: Intelligence is loosely defined as the general ability to store past experiences and use that knowledge to solve future problems. The central idea
The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy By: Kishore Mahbubani Published: 2020 Read: 2021 Summary A major geopolitical contest between the US and China is both inevitable and avoidable. Both sides share some of the blame. China has alienated the US
The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life or The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense By: Rory Sutherland Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary Science and logic are useful. They provide rational
Stories By: Ted Chiang Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary This collection of short stories is a highly satisfying blend of intelligent imagination, speculation and empathy. Most of the stories explore the social, every day implications of a variety of more
The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance By: W. Timothy Gallwey Published: 1974 Read: 2020 Summary Most people focus on improving their “Outer Game” (their technique, etc.). They ignore the “Inner Game”, what goes inside their head.
An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood By: Michael Lewis Published: 2009 Read: 2020 Summary The author kept a diary of what happened after the birth of each of his three children. Using his diary, he writes up his experiences as a