The Extended Mind

The Extended Mind explores how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains–in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships.

A growing body of research indicates that a host of “extra-neural” resources–the feelings and movements of our bodies, the physical spaces in which we learn and work, and the minds of those around us– can help us focus more intently, comprehend more deeply, and create more imaginatively. Paul gives examples of how artists, scientists, and authors–from Jackson Pollock to Jonas Salk to Robert Caro–have used mental extensions to solve problems, make discoveries, and create new works.

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by Annie Murphy Paul