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ROSSFIRE starring Dave Ross

The Happiness of Pursuit

Originally aired: Friday, November 8, 2013

Despite the commonplace comparison, the mind isn't just like a computer; it truly is one, best defined as a bundle of computations carried out collectively by the brain's neurons. But the brain is also the organ with which we experience emotions, such as happiness. In The Happiness of Pursuit, cognition expert Shimon Edelman draws on philosophy, literature, and brain science to argue that we can use our best understanding of the mind to increase our chances of being happy.

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