Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

by Dean Buonomano

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ISBN-13: 9780393081954
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 196,785
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dean Buonomano is a professor of neurobiology and psychology at UCLA and a leading theorist on the neuroscience of time. His previous book, Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Memory Web 19

2 Memory Upgrade Needed 47

3 Brain Crashes 70

4 Temporal Distortions 94

5 Fear Factor 120

6 Unreasonable Reasoning 142

7 The Advertising Bug 171

8 The Supernatural Bug 197

9 Debugging 220

Acknowledgments 237

Notes 241

Bibliography 263

Credits 297

Index 299

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Brain Bugs 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aptly illustrates complex brain functions for the non-scientist.
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jtdavies More than 1 year ago
If you've read Oliver Sacks then this book doesn't provide much new information Also, the author's left wing bias comes through in a book that is not about politics. I'm sure he sees himself as clever but I found it unnecessary and off-putting.