How Your Brain Works: Inside the most complicated object in the known universe

How Your Brain Works: Inside the most complicated object in the known universe

by New Scientist

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ISBN-13: 9781857886672
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 657,085
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Since the first magazine was published in 1956, New Scientist has established a world-beating reputation for exploring and uncovering the latest developments and discoveries in science and technology, placing them in context and exploring what they mean for the future. Each week through a variety of different channels, including print, online, social media and more, New Scientist reaches over four million highly engaged readers - over a million readers for the print magazine alone.

Table of Contents

Series introduction vii

Contributors ix

Introduction xiii

1 Welcome to your brain 1

2 Memory 31

3 Intelligence 55

4 Emotions 75

5 Sensation and perception 93

6 Consciousness 113

7 Ages and sexes of the brain 125

8 Sleep 147

9 Technology to improve your brain 167

10 Make the most of it 189

Fifty ideas 207

Picture credits 223

Index 225

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