Neuroscience of Personality

by Dario Nardi PhD © July 2011

Dario Nardi Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Radiance House, an online media store. His products cover three main areas, Complexity Theory and Systems Science, Human and Organisational Development, Fiction and Games Books.

From 1998 to 2011, Dario worked full time lecturing in computing, social science research and analysis, complexity theory, and honours courses at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

In 2005 Dario began a quest to better understand himself and others through brain research. He began by recruiting his students and having their brain activity mapped whilst undergoing a series of tasks to identify and measure the levels of electrical activity in the neocortex, the part of the brain responsible for mental processing. These include decision making, motor control, language, sensory perception and many more. Previously, having been interested in type theory, Dario began to notice and record similar patterns of neocortex activity between students with the same Jungian functions or Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) iNtuitive-Sensing and Feeling-Thinking preferences.

Fans of Carl Jung's work and the Myers-Briggs personality types were pleased to learn that there is strong neurological validity in the brain for eight distinct cognitive processes and sixteen types. This book contains a practical guide to understanding how the brain works with explanations of the workings of the neocortex, cognitive skill sets, the 16 personality types as well as case studies and insights. As an exploration of a place where theory and science meet, The Neuroscience of Personality is accessible, fun and cool with lots of insights and implications about what makes people tick.

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