New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change #2020

New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change By Winifred Gallagher New Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change An exploration of how humans respond to novelty from the New York Times bestselling author of Rapt Why are we attuned to the latest headline diet craze smartphone and fashion statement Why do we re
  • Title: New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change
  • Author: Winifred Gallagher
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  • Page: 112
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  • New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change By Winifred Gallagher
    New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change By Winifred Gallagher An exploration of how humans respond to novelty from the New York Times bestselling author of Rapt Why are we attuned to the latest headline, diet craze, smartphone, and fashion statement Why do we relish a change of scene, eye attractive strangers, and develop new interests Follow a crawling baby around and you ll see that right from the beginning, nothing excites usAn exploration of how humans respond to novelty from the New York Times bestselling author of Rapt Why are we attuned to the latest headline, diet craze, smartphone, and fashion statement Why do we relish a change of scene, eye attractive strangers, and develop new interests Follow a crawling baby around and you ll see that right from the beginning, nothing excites us than something new and different Our unique human brains are biologically primed to engage with and even generate novelty This neophilia has enabled us to thrive in a world of cataclysmic change, but now we confront an unprecedented deluge of new things one that shows no sign of slowing In New acclaimed behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher, using cutting edge research and interviews with countless experts, shows us how we can use our adaptive gift to navigate skillfully through our rapidly changing world by focusing on the new things that really matter.
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    • As Homo Sapiens, we are hardwired to seek change and adapt From our very first ancestors on the African continent, through the changes of the earth s and climate cycles, they adapted or faced obliteration The Neanderthal, our cousins, had large brains and knew how to use tools However, they were resistant to change and traveled little than 15 kilometers during their lifetimes When water dried up or the climate changed, they refused to change with it and died off Meanwhile, our African ancestors [...]



    • New is a lovely pop psychology read not as good as Gallagher s Rapt, which remains one of my favourites, but good nonetheless In it, Gallagher tackles three things The first why are humans obsessed with the new she brings back to our evolutionary period on the African Savannah, of course, and how having a constant eye open for threats and opportunities is a pretty good survival strategy Her discussion here about why we differ in our preference for novelty and how those differences play out globa [...]


    • Picked up New because I thoroughly enjoyed Gallagher s book, Rapt, which remains a favorite on my non fiction list New is really a sidebar to the theme developed in Rapt, what was how to focus ones attention on the things that matter and the science of why our brains resist doing so Aristotle said that we are what we repeatedly do, and if Rapt is about how to ignore the distractions that keep us from doing what matters, New is about the distractions themselves Not just email, although that s par [...]


    • I did not read the Kindle edition of this book, but that s the one that popped up first.Anyway, I read about this book in the Globe and Mail and was fascinated I thought I was a strong neophile love of new , but I actually am a moderate with strong tendencies, which probably makes me balanced Neophilia is the fascination with the new or novel and it was necessary for human evolution and adaptation However, it can also result in flighty or risk taking behaviour.After talking about the characteri [...]


    • I tried I got to page 100 I barely even got through the first chapter, which was painful enough It read like a high school textbook So dry and so fact filled But the facts were not even remotely interesting at least not to me Very redundant Very flat Didn t care for the verbiage or the writing style This book was just not for me Not at all.




    • My notes New argues that our rewards will far outweigh our frustrations if we stay true to the evolutionary purpose of our neophilia, or affinity for novelty to help us adapt to, learn about, or create the new things that matter, while dismissing the rest as distractions.Alexander Pope s advice Be not the first by whom the new are tried, no yet the last to lay the old aside For example, the frequency of a certain gene that s linked to robust novelty seeking varies greatly around the globe Its pr [...]


    • When I picked up this book, I was very excited I love reading books about the meaning of something I liked how it sound how homo Sapiens adapt to new things and the reason behind it I only got to the first chapter it was extremely boring in my opinion it sounded like a robot or sounded like it was a age from high school history text book, it was too boring for me I had to go back to understand and to able to find it interesting again For me it s a one, not my cup of tea.


    • I already knew I was a neophile before reading this book No question When going out to eat, you re likely to hear me say that sounds disgusting I ll try it When it comes to activities, if they could totally tank or be surprisingly awesome, I m totally for it And my fashion sense I say is borderline hideous because I m going to take something few others would and rock that look Anyone out there who doesn t know me just thinks I m annoying and freakish now Meh Paul Silvia by becoming curious and [...]


    • This starts with an interesting example of how we relate to technology as neophiles or neophobes, and goes on to talk about that continuum Given the push to embrace the Neat New Improved tools that can assist with teaching in schools note some people actually think this can improve teaching, but these are only tools , I was particularly interested in this topic.There are two problems with this book the first is that he hammers points home, repeating and repeating and repeating so that there s no [...]


    • Describes how our attraction to change has helped humanity survive and thrive throughout history The author also illustrates how humanity s diverse reaction to change ranging from extremely neophobic to extremely neophiliac has benefited us by allowing us to hedge our bets as a species Concludes with a discussion of how to adapt to our most recent change our ever increasing flow of information.


    • The book is the sister half of Rapt from Winifred Gallagher The book is very informative and to a greater extent inspiring Would be good to read the two books in sequence I loved the flow while reading, got me carried away and didn t realize when I reached the half and then the end Awesome read



    • Considering it is a book on new, the fact that each chapter barely changed themes is kind of laughable New chapter, same story as the last one All in all, she lost me after chapter four.



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