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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 [NOOK Book]

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Does drinking really kill brain cells? Does listening to Mozart make your baby smarter? For all the mileage we've gotten from our own brains, most of us have essentially no idea how they work. We're 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 we've never known where to turn for the truth.

But neurologists Sandra ...
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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

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Overview


Does drinking really kill brain cells? Does listening to Mozart make your baby smarter? For all the mileage we've gotten from our own brains, most of us have essentially no idea how they work. We're 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 we've 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 they're 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596917064
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 303,647
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.62 (d)
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Sam Wang
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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Disappointed

    Don't bother getting the sample of this book. All you get is the table of contents.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    The brain

    Very hlep fule in so many way.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Very Interesting

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    A Fascinating Read!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    MUCH cheaper on Amazon

    $2.99 on Amazon. No brainer. Pardon the pun.

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