Much of my work as a theoretical psychologist has concerned new science-based conceptions of intuition and the unconscious. Some books that cover this ground are:
"Guy Claxton's quest for the origins of the unconscious mind combines page-turning narrative with cutting-edge neuroscience. The book marks an important contribution to our understanding of what it is to be human"
"An interesting journey .. lit brilliantly by sparkling insights"
"Neuroscience is showing us how to break out of the 'locked up self' of the past"
"Claxton's book stands out from the crowd .. a work of terrific breadth .. unfalteringly elegant"
"A lively tour through stories of the unconscious"
"It is hard not to feel enticed by a book with such engaging opening words"
My most successful book to date, critically and commercially, is Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less (Fourth Estate, UK, 1997, HarperPerennial, USA, 1999). It brought together for the first time a wide range of scientific evidence for the existence of 'the intelligent unconscious'. Very different from the wild, subversive unconscious of the Freudians, I showed that most of our everyday intelligence belongs not to the screen of consciousness but to the invisible 'motherboard' behind it.
'Just occasionally I get the feeling that somebody has said something important', said John Cleese, speaking of my work, in an interview in Newsweek . Together Cleese and I developed a video based on the book to help managers use their minds better (but sadly production money ran out before we could start filming. Dawn French was slated to play the 'hare' and Hugh Laurie the 'tortoise').
"This creativity master class is a treat for any of us who want to open our minds."
"A compelling guide to developing creative habits of mind. The book draws on a rich variety of thinking about Creativity and shows how we can apply it to the benefit both of our work and our personal lives."
‘...Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas have a well-established track record as experts in learning and have applied this understanding to creativity... The concise and clear text provides a practical and common-sense view of creativity... This book tantalizes us with the realisation that learning and creativity are close, and possibly inseparable, companions...’
"well presented, readable and takes us behond conventional thinking in order to achieve more in our personal and professional lives."
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