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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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596915237
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 12/23/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 365,394
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    Brain Power

    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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