Elegantly written and deeply grounded in personal experience —reminiscent of works by Oliver Sacks — this book gives us a clear, illuminating examination of action intelligence, the fundamental relationship between the physical world and the mind, according to a review published on goodreads.com.
Using behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience as a lens, Scott Grafton accounts for the workings and the design of the action-oriented brain, bringing to light the action intelligence inherent in all of us and which is always busy solving problems of physicality: Ever wonder why you don’t walk into walls or off cliffs? How do you decide if you can drive through a snowstorm? How high are you willing to climb up a ladder to change a lightbulb?
Grafton draws from the insights and discoveries of engineers who have learned to emulate the sophisticated solutions that nature created for managing incredibly complex behavior, and demonstrates the relevance of action intelligence with examples that each of us might face.