Brainstyles: Change Your Life Without Changing Who You Are

Marlane Miller, Author Simon & Schuster $23 (384p) ISBN 978-0-684-80757-7
This facile instant guide to self-identity reduces the human brain to four modes of perception and response. You supposedly find out which variation of right brain/left brain operation fits you by reading the book. And then onward to ""personal satisfaction, ease, self-esteem."" What is a ""brain style,"" anyway? It is variously offered as ""your natural way of doing at your best""; or, ""the speed of information exchange between the brain hemispheres...expressed as...behaviors""; or ""a combination of aptitudes."" The fact that the author has a business consulting firm with the same name as the book, BrainStyles, does suggest that the work is not disinterested science. (Her previous book on the same subject, BrainStyles: Be Who You Really Are, was coauthored in 1992 with her husband, David J. Cherry, a business executive whom she credits with inventing the BrainStyle System-a registered title.) This book is a pop brain scan, simplifying the most complex aspect of human functioning to quick takes-a psychosilliness that despite attempts at validating the concept in several appendixes never quite rises to the dignity of a parlor game. Author tour. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 12/30/1996
Release date: 01/01/1997
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