The Lab Rat Chronicles: A Neuroscientist Reveals Life Lessons from the Planet's Most Successful Mammals

The Lab Rat Chronicles: A Neuroscientist Reveals Life Lessons from the Planet's Most Successful Mammals

by Kelly Lambert

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ISBN-13: 9780399536632
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,305,333
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kelly Lambert, PhD, is the Macon and Joan Brock chair of Psychology at Randolph-Macon College and the author of Lifting Depression. In addition to teaching psychology and neuroscience courses, she maintains a behavioral neuroscience laboratory where she and her students investigate the plasticity of the mammalian brain. Her research has been published in scientific journals such as Nature, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Scientific American. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Visit her website at kellylambertlab.com/.

Table of Contents

1 Whisker Wisdom Emerges 1

2 Building the Brain Trust 21

3 Neuroeconomics and Long-Term Investments 39

4 Universal Healthcare 59

5 Enhancing Emotional Resilience 83

6 The Value of Social Diplomacy 111

7 The Perils of Bad Hair Days 133

8 The Final Rose Ceremony 151

9 FamilyValues 173

10 Winning the Rat Race 201

11 Weapons of Mass Destruction 228

12 Keeping It Real: The Most Important Lesson of All 242

References 263

Index 297

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