Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
by Nicholas Epley
Knopf, Borzoi Books (2014)
Summarized by Bryan Turner
Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want is a book about our “sixth sense”, or mindreading, but there’s nothing supernatural about it. Epley is an experimental social psychologist, and this is a book about his research into how we understand the intentions, motives, thoughts, beliefs, feelings and wants of ourselves and others, our mistakes in doing so, and what we can do to correct for these predictable errors.