Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

by Dean Burnett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393354119
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 232,802
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist who lectures and tutors at the Centre for Medical Education at Cardiff University. He writes a popular science blog called Brain Yapping, for the Cosmic Shambles Network, and dabbles in stand-up comedy. He lives in Cardiff, Wales.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Mind controls 5

How the brain regulates the body, and usually makes a mess of things

2 The gift of memory (keep the receipt) 34

The human memory system, and its strange features

3 Fear: nothing to be scared of 75

The many ways in which the brain makes us constantly afraid

4 Think you're clever, do you? 112

The baffling science of intelligence

5 Did you see this chapter coming? 152

The haphazard properties of the brain's observational systems

6 Personality: a testing concept 188

The complex and confusing properties of personality

7 Group hug! 222

How the brain is influenced by other people

8 When the brain breaks down … 263

Mental health problems, and how they come about

Afterword 303

Acknowledgments 304

References 305

Index 321

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book and read easily.