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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Robert M. Sapolsky - 2017 - Science - Limited preview
Why do we do the things we do? Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling ...
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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through ...

Adam Rutherford - 2017 - Science - Limited preview
A 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away—until ...
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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

Lisa Feldman Barrett - 2017 - Psychology - Limited preview
“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science.” — Wall Street Journal “A singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented.” — Scientific American “A ...
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Great Myths of the Brain

Christian Jarrett - 2014 - Psychology - Limited preview
Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens of scientific research, backing up claims with studies and other evidence from the literature Looks at enduring myths such as "Do we only use 10% of our brain?", "Pregnant women lose ...
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Hallucinations

Oliver Sacks - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
Hallucinations, for most people, imply madness. But there are many different types of non-psychotic hallucination caused by various illnesses or injuries, by intoxication--even, for many people, by falling sleep. From the elementary geometrical ...
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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Susannah Cahalan - 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
An account of the author's struggle with a rare brain-attacking autoimmune disease traces how she woke up in a hospital room with no memory of baffling psychotic symptoms, describing the last-minute intervention by a doctor who identified the ...
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Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic ..., Volume 1000

Suzanne Corkin - 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental “psychosurgical” procedure—a targeted lobotomy—in an effort to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The outcome was unexpected—when Henry awoke, he could no longer form new ...
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You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness ...

Heather Sellers - 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
An unusual and uncommonly moving family memoir, with a twist that give new meaning to hindsight, insight, and forgiveness. Heather Sellers is face-blind-that is, she has prosopagnosia, a rare neurological condition that prevents her from reliably ...
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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our ...

Christine Kenneally - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
• A New York Times Notable Book • “The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time.” —The New York Times Book Review We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are ...
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Great Myths of the Brain

Christian Jarrett - 2014 - Psychology - No preview available
Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the field of neuroscience by examining popular myths about the human brain. Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens of scientific research, backing up claims with studies and other ...
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