Can we use special techniques to improve performance in our daily lives? In the Mind's Eye says yes, in some cases. For example, procedures that enhance a person's sense of control are generally effective in managing pain. However, subliminal messages in self-help tapes do not enhance human performance, and techniques for quick learning can hurt long-term retention.
This book reviews basic issues of performance in the areas of career development, training, detection of deception, meditation, and team performance.
"In the Mind's Eye focuses a thoughtful, insightful gaze, discriminating sense from nonsense in the hither realms of techniques for enhancing human performance." --JAMA