All three books in this review focus on the cognitive tricks employed by the brain as it works to preserve its cherished beliefs and self deceptions.
Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, Guruprasad Madhavan and David Sloan Wilson (editors). 2012. Oxford University Press, New York. 496 pages.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman. 2011. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. 512 pages.
A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives
Cordelia Fine. 2005, 2008. W.W. Norton & Company, New York. 256 pages.