Genre Psychology

A Very Short Tour of the Mind

A Very Short Tour of the Mind
Author : Michael C. Corballis
Publisher : ABRAMS
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2017-04-25
ISBN 10 : 9781468315462
ISBN 13 : 1468315463
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Very Short Tour of the Mind Book Description:

“Thoroughly enjoyable” essays from a cognitive neuroscientist, filled with surprising facts (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Modern computers might be faster, and whales might have larger brains, but neither can match the sheer intellect or capacity for creativity that the human mind enjoys. It is arguably the most complex organ in the universe. If you’ve ever wondered why your dog can remember where it buried its bone but you can’t find your keys, or whether it’s true that we use only ten percent of our brainpower, this concise book offers some answers—and introduces us to what science has learned about the intricacies of the human brain over the last fifty years. Leading us through behavioral experiments and neuroscience, cognitive theory and Darwinian evolution, Michael Corballis punctures a few hot-air balloons, and explains just what we know—and don’t know—about our own minds. “Poses questions we wouldn’t have thought to ask and then answers them with clarity and wit.” —American Scientist

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