Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
  • Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
  • Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life

Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life

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by Sam Wang, Sandra Aamodt
     
 

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The popular, myth-busting guide to the neuroscience of everyday life, by two high-profile neuroscientists.

In this lively book, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang dispel common myths about the brain and provide a comprehensive, useful overview of how it really works. I n its pages, you'll discover how to cope with jet lag, how your brain

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The popular, myth-busting guide to the neuroscience of everyday life, by two high-profile neuroscientists.

In this lively book, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang dispel common myths about the brain and provide a comprehensive, useful overview of how it really works. I n its pages, you'll discover how to cope with jet lag, how your brain affects your religion, and how men's and women's brains differ. With witty, accessible prose enhanced by charts, trivia, quizzes, and illustrations, this book is great for quick reference or extended reading.

Both practical and fun, this book is perfect whether you want to impress your friends or simply use your brain better.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596915237
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
565,855
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.69(d)

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Meet the Author

Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D., is the editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. Before becoming an editor, she did her graduate work at the University of Rochester and was a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at Yale University. She lives in California with her husband, a professor of neuroscience. Sam Wang, Ph.D., is an associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. Before becoming a professor, he studied at Caltech, Stanford, and Bell Labs. He has published fifty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals and has received numerous awards. He and his wife, a physician, live in Princeton, New Jersey, with their daughter.

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Welcome to Your Brain 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very enjoyable. It is written for the average person to understand with simple examples. It shows the brains impact in many different ways. It is written with many stand alone chapters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely amazing book! It is quite interesting and very readable. If you are at all interested in how the brain works and dispelling some common myths, you should try this book on for size!
Anonymous 4 months ago
A more accurate title for this book would have been "Welcome to the Brains of Rats, Monkeys and Other Species." A huge percentage of the book is devoted to animal experiments, many of them exceptionally cruel and invasive, and their results, which may or may not be applicable to humans. Not recommended for anyone whose own brain includes a conscience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks like maybe you skipped a few chapters here and there.You've had a few years now since you wrote your review which has gave you plenty of time to read it again and again etc.etc.
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Sir_G More than 1 year ago
The book gives informative information on how the brain works and the problems in encounters in processing the information. By showing this complexity the reader is enabled to see how the brain can sometimes miss lead us in decision making. This information encourages caution o making rash decisions and to ask questions on our decision making process.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He was funnier as a psychologist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
$2.99 on Amazon. No brainer. Pardon the pun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't bother getting the sample of this book. All you get is the table of contents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very hlep fule in so many way.