Brain Trust

  • by Garth Sundem
  • Narrated by Garth Sundem
  • 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Blind Them… with SCIENCE!How much better would your life be if you had an army of Nobel Laureates, MacArthur ‘geniuses’ and National Medal of Science winners whispering tips in your ear about your body language, or how to resist that impulse purchase you’ll regret tomorrow, or when to sell your car - or even helping you trick your spouse into doing the dishes?
With this mighty little tome, you can have the next best thing - because Brain Trust is packed with bite-sized scientific wisdom on our everyday challenges, hand-delivered to you direct from the galaxy’s biggest brains. Based entirely on interviews with an incredible lineup of luminaries from the fields of neuroscience, economics, anthropology, music, mathematics, and more, Brain Trust is full of cutting-edge science that’ll help you see the real world better - and smarter.

what advanced math can teach you about getting all your chores done today
how creating a ‘future self’ can help you shop smarter at the grocery store
what prairie voles can teach us about love
how the science of happiness can help you trick lawyers into doing charity work
the components of gullibility, and how they can help you scam-proof yourself
the secrets to building your very own army of cyborg beetles
how memetic information can help you exploit altruism for good…or evil
why eating for eight hours can help you lose weight
the behavioral economics behind selling your junk for big bucks on eBay
how to get more pleasure for less price
…And much, much more.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Science, Facts, and Fun, Oh My! A Must Read

Where does Brain Trust rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top. I don't usually like books when the author is also the narrator, but Garth Sundem does a great job.
He sounds like he is having a blast, and his enthusiasm is contagious.

What did you like best about this story?

There is an immense amount of valuable information. That is I found both practical and useful.

Which character – as performed by Garth Sundem – was your favorite?

This question does not apply to this book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Did I cry? That would be a big NO. Did I laugh? That would be a big YES!

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book. It was both entertaining and educational.

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- Kindle Customer "QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!"

Fun, interestion, not bad

I liked it but then I like this kind of book. It's a little Malcolm Gladwell mixed with the science facts you might see on the evening news. About half of it won't apply to most of us but interesting none the less.
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- colleen "My favorite genres are absurdist humor, Sci-fi & modern fantasy, but, as you can see, I'll read just about anything. Don't mind the typos."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio