Providence Public Library Will Host Book Launch November 4 - Top Brain, Bottom Brain


Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think by G. Wayne Miller

Providence Public Library will host a Book Launch Monday, November 4 from 7:00 am and 8:15 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room (#rd floor), 150 Empire Street, Providence. Book Sale and Signing to follow.

With co-writer G. Wayne Miller, celebrated psychologist Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, a leader in the field of cognitive neuroscience at Harvard and Stanford, explains an exciting new theory of the brain for the first time. Summarizing extensive research in an inviting and accessible way, Kosslyn and Miller describe how the top and bottom parts of the brain work together, producing four modes of thought: Mover, Adaptor, Stimulator, and Perceiver. These ways of thinking and behaving shape your personality, and with the scientifically developed test provided in the book, you’ll quickly be able to determine which best defines your dominant mode of thought.

In this groundbreaking contribution to the literature of human personality, a celebrated psychologist and an award-winning author offer an exciting new way of thinking about our minds — and ourselves— based on a new way of looking at the brain!

For 50 years, we have been led to believe in the left brain vs. right brain theory. Right-brain people, we’ve been told, are artistic, intuitive, and thoughtful, whereas left-brain people tend to be more  analytical, logical, and objective. It would be an illuminating theory, but it is simply not supported by science. In contrast, the new theory is based on solid research that has stayed within the confines of labs all over the world—until now.

About the Author

G. Wayne Miller, is the author of eight previous books, including The Uncommon Man, the Life and Times of Senator Claiborne Pell and King of Hearts, The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery and a filmmaker, BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Societyt and COMING HOME.  He has been a on staff at The Providence Journal staff since the early 1980s and is a Visiting Fellow at the Pell Center of Salve Regina University.

Parking available at Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.