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Proof: The Science of Booze

Adam Rogers - 2014 - Cooking - Limited preview
Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning to distill the complex reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam ...
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The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise ...

David J. Linden - 2011 - Science - Limited preview
From the New York Times bestselling author comes a "hugely entertaining" (NPR.org) look at vice and virtue through cutting-edge science As he did in his award-winning book The Accidental Mind, David J. Linden—highly regarded neuroscientist ...
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The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health

Carolyn Bernstein, Elaine McArdle - 2009 - Family & Relationships - Limited preview
Draws on the latest scientific findings to identify the unique characteristics, chemical makeups, and structural differences of migraine-prone brains, offering insight into the role of the central nervous system while outlining a comprehensive ...
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as ...

Sam Kean - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories. Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures ...
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The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human

V. S. Ramachandran - 2012 - Medical - Limited preview
Ramachandran--the "Marco Polo of neuroscience"--reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us about normal brain function and how it evolved. Among the topics he discusses are synesthesia as a window to creativity and autism as a ...
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The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience

Kent A. Kiehl, PhD - 2014 - Psychology - Limited preview
A compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies—from Ted Bundy and John ...
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League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth

Mark Fainaru-Wada, Steve Fainaru - 2013 - Sports & Recreation - Limited preview
“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.” So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment ...
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High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges ...

Carl Hart - 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction. As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough ...
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Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

Sally L. Satel, Scott O. Lilienfeld - 2013 - Psychology - No preview available
Demonstrates how the explanatory power of brain scans in particular and neuroscience more generally has been overestimated, arguing that the overzealous application of brain science has undermined notions of free will and responsibility.
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Permanent Present Tense: The man with no memory, and what he taught the world

Suzanne Corkin - 2013 - Science - No preview available
In Permanent Present Tense Suzanne Corkin tells the incredible story of the amnesiac Henry Gustave Molaison - known only as H.M. until his death in 2008 - and what he taught medical science, neuroscience and the world. In 1953, at the age of ...
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