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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 Sandra Aamodt
 

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Does drinking really kill brain cells? Does listening to Mozart make your baby smarter? For all the mileage weve gotten from our own brains, most of us have essentially no idea how they work. Were easily susceptible to myths (like the "fact" that we use only 10% of our brains) and misconceptions (like the ones perpetrated by most Hollywood movies), probably because

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Does drinking really kill brain cells? Does listening to Mozart make your baby smarter? For all the mileage weve gotten from our own brains, most of us have essentially no idea how they work. Were easily susceptible to myths (like the "fact" that we use only 10% of our brains) and misconceptions (like the ones perpetrated by most Hollywood movies), probably because weve never known where to turn for the truth.
But neurologists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang are glad to help. In this funny, accessible book, we get a guided tour of our own minds, what theyre made of, how they work, and how they can go wrong. Along the way, we get a host of diagrams, quizzes, and "cocktail party tips" that shed light on the questions we nag each other about. (Can a head injury make you forget your own name? Are dolphins smarter than chimpanzees?)
Fun and surprisingly engrossing, Welcome to Your Brain shows you how your brain works, and how you can make it work better.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596917064
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
591,474
File size:
7 MB

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Sandra Aamodt is the editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. She lives in California with her husband. Sam Wang is an associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton University. He has published over forty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals, including Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and others. He lives in Prineton, NJ with his wife and daughter.
Sandra Aamodt is the editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. She lives in California with her husband.
Sam Wang is an associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton University. He has published over forty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals, including Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and others. He lives in Prineton, NJ with his wife and daughter.

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Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Behavior 3.5 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 More than 1 year 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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$2.99 on Amazon. No brainer. Pardon the pun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He was funnier as a psychologist
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.