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Idiot brain : what your head is really up to

Author: Dean Burnett
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"A delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter from neuroscientist and massively popular Guardian blogger Dean Burnett,"--NoveList.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Burnett
ISBN: 9780393253788 0393253783
OCLC Number: 921868676
Description: 328 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Mind controls: how the brain regulates the body, and usually makes a mess of things --
The gift of memory (keep the receipt): the human memory system, and its strange features --
Fear: nothing to be scared of: the many ways in which the brain makes us constantly afraid --
Think you're clever, do you?: the baffling and complex science of intelligence --
Did you see this chapter coming?: the haphazard properties of the brain's observational systems --
Personality: a testing concept: the complex and confusing properties of personality --
Group hug!: how the brain is influenced by other people --
When the brain breaks down... mental health problems, and how they come about --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Dean Burnett.

Abstract:

"A delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter from neuroscientist and massively popular Guardian blogger Dean Burnett,"--NoveList.

We cling to superstitions and miss things sitting right in front of us-- but that's actually just a sign of a well-meaning brain doing its best to keep you alive and healthy. Burnett takes the reader on a delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter, and helps you understand how our brains actually work.

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