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ISBN-13: 9781596915237
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Description: The popular, myth-busting guide to the neuroscience of everyday life, by two high-profile neuroscientists. In this lively book, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang dispel common myths about the brain and provide a comprehensive, useful overview of how it  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The popular, myth-busting guide to the neuroscience of everyday life, by two high-profile neuroscientists. In this lively book, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang dispel common myths about the brain and provide a comprehensive, useful overview of how it really works. I n its pages, 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 witty, accessible prose enhanced by charts, trivia, quizzes, and illustrations, this book is great for quick reference or extended reading. Both practical and fun, this book is perfect whether you want to impress your friends or simply use your brain better.

Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D,is the former editor in chief ofNature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. During her career, she has read over 5000 neuroscience papers, given lectures at many universities, and attended over fort scientific meetings in ten countries. Her science writing has been published in theNew York Times,Washington Post,El Mundoand theLondon Times. She lives in Northern California with her husband, one cat, and three chickens. Sam Wang, Ph.D,is an associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. He has published fifty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals and received numerous awards. His research and analysis has been featured in theWall Street Journal, theNew York Timesand on National Public Radio, and he has made numerous television and radio appearances. He lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife and their two-year-old daughter.

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