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Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind
     

Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind

by Emily Anthes, Steve Mirsky (Foreword by), Scientific American
 

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Everything from neurons to consciousness in the blink of an eye (which takes 300 milliseconds).

Take a "fantastic voyage" through the whorls and curves of the human brain, no miniaturization required. Learn everything from how quickly you can possibly think (and that left-handed people think faster) to why being bad feels so good (yes, there's a

Overview

Everything from neurons to consciousness in the blink of an eye (which takes 300 milliseconds).

Take a "fantastic voyage" through the whorls and curves of the human brain, no miniaturization required. Learn everything from how quickly you can possibly think (and that left-handed people think faster) to why being bad feels so good (yes, there's a biochemical explanation).
Whether you're a fan of Scientific American's wildly popular "60-Second Science" podcast or just curious about science, you're going to love the tingly way your synapses feel after enjoying the same bite-sized knowledge in The Instant Egghead Guide to the Mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312386382
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Series:
Instant Egghead Guides Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

EMILY ANTHES is a freelance science journalist. Her work has appeared in Seed, Scientific American Mind, Discover, Slate, Good, New York, and the Boston Globe. She has a master's degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor's degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

STEVE MIRSKY has written the Anti-Gravity column for Scientific American since 1995. In 2006 he launched the daily Scientific American podcast, "60-Second Science," with tens of thousands of listeners and millions of downloads to date.

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