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Author Burnett, Dean, author.

Title Idiot brain : what your head is really up to / Dean Burnett.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    612.8 BUR    DUE 09-21-20
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    612.8 BUR    Available
Edition First American edition.
Description 328 pages ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary "A delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter from neuroscientist and massively popular Guardian blogger Dean Burnett,"--NoveList.
Subject Consciousness -- Popular works.
Brain -- Popular works.
Neurosciences -- Popular works.
Memory -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Popular Works.
ISBN 9780393253788 hardcover
0393253783 hardcover

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