The Theory of Cognitive Modes

A new understanding of thinking and behavior

Are you most comfortable operating in Perceiver Mode?

Perceiver Mode results when the bottom-brain system is highly utilized but the top is not. According to our theory, many librarians, naturalists, and pastors should rely habitually on Perceiver Mode. Contemporary people who seem to exemplify Perceiver Mode include the Dalai Lama, photographer Annie Leibovitz, and the novelists Philip Roth, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Read More

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Stephen M. Kosslyn, Ph.D., is a psychologist and neuroscientist, and G. Wayne Miller is an author.

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