Can your senses, your surroundings, and other people make you smarter? The cognitive demands of modern life continually push our brains toward their limits, and if you can’t change the world around you, you have to change how you think about thinking. In her book, The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain, Annie Murphy Paul posits that we can get smart by getting out of our heads and thinking outside of our bodies. She explains how we can outsource our knowledge to devices like our phones, make decisions based on bodily sensations, draw inspiration from our surroundings, and more. Tune into this audiobook summary from Next Big Idea Club to learn five key insights from the book The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain.
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