The Neurotourist: Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science [NOOK Book]

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Acclaimed journalist and intrepid brain “explorer” Lone Frank embarks on an incredible adventure to the frontiers of neuroscience to reveal how today's top scientists are reinventing human nature, morality, happiness, health, and reality itself. Interlacing bizarre experiments, cutting-edge science, and irreverent interviews, The Neurotourist is an odyssey through the mind-bending revolution underway in the new age of the brain.
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The Neurotourist: Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science

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Overview

Acclaimed journalist and intrepid brain “explorer” Lone Frank embarks on an incredible adventure to the frontiers of neuroscience to reveal how today's top scientists are reinventing human nature, morality, happiness, health, and reality itself. Interlacing bizarre experiments, cutting-edge science, and irreverent interviews, The Neurotourist is an odyssey through the mind-bending revolution underway in the new age of the brain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851688845
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 961,626
  • File size: 429 KB

Meet the Author

Lone Frank is an award-winning journalist, science writer, and TV presenter. She holds a PhD in neurobiology, and has worked as a research scientist in Denmark and the US. Apart from a particularly ‘cute’ corpus callosum, she has an expert’s word that her brain is quite unremarkable.

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

1 Brainy Revolution 1

2 Finding God in the synapses: your own personal Jesus 21

3 Morality comes from within - the brain as ethics council 68

4 Happiness is a cognitive workout 108

5 Our social mind - it's all about simulation 146

6 Economics - the invisible hand of the mind 181

7 Selling it to your neurons 220

8 Lies, damn lies - the prints are all over your cortex 253

9 Free us from ourselves 300

Notes 310

Index 313

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