Review From User :

Accessible, readable, amusing, and illuminating. Chris Frith is a highly respected neuroscientist. He uses evidence from brain imaging, from psychology experiments and studies to show how our brains build models of the world, and free us up to concentrate on other things than merely moving about a room or picking up a cup of coffee. He shows how flawed our perception really is, how we manage nevertheless, and how we find certain things terribly difficult. One of these things is grasping large numbers and calculating risks. Somewhere in there he discusses the likelihood of winning the National Lottery, and how it is in fact much more likely that you'll die in the week before the draw. He points out that if you want to even up your chances, you can wait until shortly before the draw, but how long beforehand are the chances even The answer: three and a half minutes.

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