On being certain believing you are right even when youre not paperback march 17 2009 by robert a burton md author 40 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews see all 7 formats and editions hide other formats and editions price new from . On being certain believing you are right even when youre not a favorite subject of mine how we know what we know burton a neurologist and novelist looks at how and why certainty feels utterly the same whether were right or woefully wrong about the thing were so certain about. Subtitle believing you are right even when youre not burtons book takes on the whole phenomenon of i just know thats all that feeling of knowing youre right about something he is associate chief of the department of neurosciences at mt zion ucsf hospital. On being certain believing you are right even when youre not robert alan burton neurologist robert burton challenges common notions about how people think about what they know demonstrating how the feeling of certainty comes from a place beyond knowledge and control and is a . You recognize when you know something for certain right you know the sky is blue or that the traffic light had turned green or where you were on the morning of september 11 2001 you know these things well because you just doin on being certain neurologist robert burton challenges the notions of how we think about what we know
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