Jim Davies is a professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. He is the director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory and the co-author on two editions of The GNU Scientific Library Reference Manual. He is the author of Riveted and Imagination: The Science of Your Mind's Greatest Power, also available from Pegasus Books. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.
"Jim Davies has done the impossible: he's written a book about
becoming a better person that's not boring, preachy, or snake oil.
His writing is lucid and funny, his arguments are grounded in
evidence, and his wisdom is right on point for living a good life.
This is one of the year's best cognitive science books." -- Adam
Grant, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and GIVE
AND TAKE, and host of the chart-topping TED podcast "WorkLife"
"If you're looking to imrpove yourself-and the world around you-you need to read this book. Full of insights and packed with cutting-edge science, Being the Person Your Dog Think You Are is a delightful and fascinating read." -- William Macaskill, Oxford University, co-founder of The Center for Effective Altruism, and author of DOING GOOD BETTER
"Davies masterfully pulls together the scientific literature on how to be a better person, along with why you might want to be. This is a book for optimizers, and for people who want to know where to start on being happier, more productive, and more moral. Even if you think you're already good at all of these, you'll be surprised to learn what science has to say about being even better. A compelling read." -- Daniel Levitin, best-selling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC