In the perpetual struggle between the Head and the Heart, there has always been a challenge in making the two combine. You have the cold, clinical, analytical Head against the warm, fuzzy and imprecise Heart. Music has often been seen as a bridge to the two, combining the scientific study of frequencies, harmonics and chords, with the ephemeral beauty of a piece of music that enables you to say what you want in a form that you can’t understand.
‘Play Your Brain’ is an attempt by its authors, Annette Prehn and Kjeld Fredens to use the musical analogy as a better tool to understand how your brain works, and how to get the most out of it for your future benefit.
With eight sections (keys) building throughout the book to a crescendo that brings all the skills and techniques you have learnt, this is a book that tries hard to understand the brain and how best to use it. It takes the view that when you make a decision it’s not something that is taken dispossessed from the body, but from a wholistic viewpoint that suggests that everything in the body is supporting the conclusion that you’ve come to.
This book is a manual on how to use your brain more effectively with the personal tools that we all have at our disposal – our experiences and judgements that provide assurance that you are doing the right thing. Each key builds on a particular facet of the brain as music (Perception, Vision, Body, Values….) and gives the reader a chance to exercise your will in the most effective way.
Play Your Brain is an easy to read guide to getting more out of your brain, and therefore making better decisions and judgements. For anyone who is looking to make more effective use of their brain, there can be no better book to start this journey on.
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