Books that inspire us: 'Erring is useful' by Henning Beck

Our brain is prone to malfunction after a bruise or even a minimal rise in temperature. But nevertheless, its normal operation is also not for firing rockets. This, in addition to being a demerit, can also be an advantage. For example, prejudices are bad, but they avoid us having to evaluate millions of data that would leave us paralyzed. And sometimes we succeed.

Of these successes based on the error is the book of the German popularizer Henning Beck: To err is useful.

Advantageous errors

Henning Beck He is a biochemist and a doctor in Neuroscience from the Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, studied at the University of California at Berkeley and is a regular contributor to the Wirtschaftswoche and GEO magazines. And, in addition, it has a way of explaining things simple, fresh and even fun, which does not detract from the subject of gloss. Therefore, it has been inspiring of some articles by Xataka Science, such as:

-The more popcorn, the worse the movie

-The more exposed you are to one more thing you tend to forget its details

And, according to Beck, the more imperfect you are, the less routine your day to day, the more you make mistakes and the more you assume and understand that all this is necessary for your survival and evolution, the more flexible, adaptable and creative you will become:

To err is useful is not only the title of this book, but, after reading it, it ends up becoming an essential idea or concept. We are distracted, inaccurate and forgetful, we make miscalculations and we often organize our time badly. But it is precisely these mistakes that allow us to have new ideas and make the right decisions.