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Pragmatic Thinking and Learning Refactor Your Wetware

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ISBN-10: 1934356050

ISBN-13: 9781934356050

Edition: 2008

Authors: Andy Hunt, Andrew Hunt

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Together we'll journey together through bits of cognitive and neuroscience, learning and behavioral theory. You'll discover some surprising aspects of how our brains work, and see how you can beat the system to improve your own learning and thinking skills. In this book you'll learn how to: Use the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to become more expert Leverage the architecture of the brain to strengthen different thinking modes Avoid common "known bugs" in your mind Learn more deliberately and more effectively Manage knowledge more efficiently Software development happens in your head. Not in an editor, IDE, or design tool. It's time to take a pragmatic approach to thinking and…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date: 11/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Introduction
Again with the "Pragmatic"?
Consider the Context
Everyone Is Talking About This Stuff
Where We're Going
Grateful Acknowledgments
Journey from Novice to Expert
Novices vs. Experts
The Five Dreyfus Model Stages
Dreyfus at Work: Herding Racehorses and Racing Sheep
Using the Dreyfus Model Effectively
Beware the Tool Trap
Consider the Context, Again
Day-to-Day Dreyfus
This Is Your Brain
Your Dual-CPU Modes
Capture Insight 24x7
Linear and Rich Characteristics
Rise of the R-mode
R-mode Sees Forest; L-mode Sees Trees
DIY Brain Surgery and Neuroplasticity
How Do You Get There?
Get in Your Right Mind
Turn Up the Sensory Input
Draw on the Right Side
Engage an R-mode to L-mode Flow
Harvest R-mode Cues
Harvesting Patterns
Get It Right
Debug Your Mind
Meet Your Cognitive Biases
Recognize Your Generational Affinity
Codifying Your Personality Tendencies
Exposing Hardware Bugs
Now I Don't Know What to Think
Learn Deliberately
What Learning Is...and Isn't
Target SMART Objectives
Create a Pragmatic Investment Plan
Use Your Primary Learning Mode
Work Together, Study Together
Use Enhanced Learning Techniques
Read Deliberately with SQ3R
Visualize Insight with Mind Maps
Harness the Real Power of Documenting
Learn by Teaching
Take It to the Streets
Gain Experience
Play in Order to Learn
Leverage Existing Knowledge
Embed Failing in Practice
Learn About the Inner Game
Pressure Kills Cognition
Imagination Overrides Senses
Learn It like an Expert
Manage Focus
Increase Focus and Attention
Defocus to Focus
Manage Your Knowledge
Optimize Your Current Context
Manage Interruptions Deliberately
Keep a Big Enough Context
How to Stay Sharp
Beyond Expertise
Effective Change
What to Do Tomorrow Morning
Beyond Expertise
Photo Credits
Bibliography
Index