The Resource Welcome to your brain : why you lose your car keys but never forget how to drive and other puzzles of everyday life, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang

Welcome to your brain : why you lose your car keys but never forget how to drive and other puzzles of everyday life, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang

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Welcome to your brain : why you lose your car keys but never forget how to drive and other puzzles of everyday life
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Welcome to your brain
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why you lose your car keys but never forget how to drive and other puzzles of everyday life
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Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang
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eng
Summary
We use our brains at practically every moment of our lives, and yet few of us have the first idea how they work. Much of what we think we know comes from folklore: that we only use 10 percent of our brain, or that drinking kills brain cells. These and other myths are wrong, as shown by neuroscientists who have spent decades studying this complex organ. However, most of what they have learned is not known to the world outside their laboratories. Here, the authors dispel common myths about the brain and provide a comprehensive, useful overview of how it really works. You'll discover how to cope with jet lag, how your brain affects your religion, and how men's and women's brains differ. With accessible prose decorated by charts, trivia, quizzes, and illustrations, this book is suitable for quick reference or extended reading.--From publisher description
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DLC
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.A222 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Welcome to your brain : why you lose your car keys but never forget how to drive and other puzzles of everyday life, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang
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Welcome to your brain : why you lose your car keys but never forget how to drive and other puzzles of everyday life, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang
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Includes index
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 3.
  • Thinking Meat: Neurons and Synapses
  • Ch. 4.
  • Fascinating Rhythms: Biological Clocks and Jet Lag
  • Ch. 5.
  • Bring Your Swimsuit: Weight Regulation
  • Pt. 2.
  • Coming to Your Senses
  • Ch. 6.
  • Looking Out for Yourself: Vision
  • Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Brain?
  • Ch. 7.
  • How to Survive a Cocktail Party: Hearing
  • Ch. 8.
  • Accounting for Taste (and Smell)
  • Ch. 9.
  • Touching All the Bases: Your Skin's Senses
  • Pt. 3.
  • How Your Brain Changes Throughout Life
  • Ch. 10.
  • Growing Great Brains: Early Childhood
  • Introduction: Your Brain: A User's Guide
  • Ch. 11.
  • Growing Up: Sensitive Periods and Language
  • Ch. 12.
  • Rebels and Their Causes: Childhood and Adolescence
  • Ch. 13.
  • An Educational Tour: Learning
  • Ch. 14.
  • Reaching the Top of the Mountain: Aging
  • Ch. 15.
  • Is the Brain Still Evolving?
  • Pt. 1.
  • Pt. 4.
  • Your Emotional Brain
  • Ch. 16.
  • The Weather in Your Brain: Emotions
  • Ch. 17.
  • Did I Pack Everything? Anxiety
  • Ch. 18.
  • Happiness and How We Find It
  • Ch. 19.
  • What's It Like in There? Personality
  • Your Brain and the World
  • Ch. 20.
  • Sex, Love, and Pair-Bonding
  • Pt. 5.
  • Your Rational Brain
  • Ch. 21.
  • One Lump or Two: How You Make Decisions
  • Ch. 22.
  • Intelligence (and the Lack of It)
  • Ch. 23.
  • Vacation Snapshots: Memory
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 24.
  • Rationality Without Reason: Autism
  • Ch. 25.
  • A Brief Detour to Mars and Venus: Cognitive Gender Differences
  • Pt. 6.
  • Your Brain in Altered States
  • Ch. 26.
  • Do You Mind? Studying Consciousness
  • Ch. 27.
  • In Your Dreams: The Neuroscience of Sleep
  • Can You Trust Your Brain?
  • Ch. 28.
  • A Pilgrimage: Spirituality
  • Ch. 29.
  • Forgetting Birthdays: Stroke
  • Ch. 30.
  • A Long, Strange Trip: Drugs and Alcohol
  • Ch. 31.
  • How Deep Is Your Brain? Therapies that Stimulate the Brain's Core
  • Ch. 2.
  • Gray Matter and the Silver Screen: Popular Metaphors of How the Brain Works
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11464180
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25 cm.
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Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
xx, 220 pages
Isbn
9781596912830
Lccn
2007026739
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
2636056
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) SL371170
  • (OCoLC)148729954
  • (OCoLC)148729954
  • 11464180
  • (BNAtoc) 2007026739
  • (DLC) 2007026739
  • (Nz)11464180

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