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On Task

How Our Brain Gets Things Done

David Badre


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Digital Audiobook (11/9/2020)
Hardcover (11/10/2020)


A look at the extraordinary ways the brain turns thoughts into actions--and how this shapes our everyday lives

From making a cup of coffee to buying a house to changing the world around them, humans are uniquely able to execute necessary actions. How do we do it? Or in other words, how do our brains get things done? In On Task, cognitive neuroscientist David Badre presents the first authoritative introduction to the neuroscience of cognitive control--the remarkable ways that our brains devise sophisticated actions to achieve our goals. Drawing on cutting-edge research, vivid clinical case studies, and examples from daily life, On Task offers an eye-opening investigation into the brain's critical role in human behavior.

Princeton University Press, 9780691218878, 344pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2020

About the Author

David Badre is professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University, where he is also on the faculty of the Carney Institute for Brain Science. Twitter @BadreLab