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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
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The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition

Gregory Hickok - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
An essential reconsideration of one of the most far-reaching theories in modern neuroscience and psychology. In 1992, a group of neuroscientists from Parma, Italy, reported a new class of brain cells discovered in the motor cortex of the macaque ...
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Proof: The Science of Booze

Adam Rogers - 2014 - Cooking - Limited preview
Named a Best Science Book of 2014 by Amazon, Wired, the Guardian, and NBC Winner of the 2014 Gourmand Award for Best Spirits Book in the United States Finalist for the 2015 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award “Lively . . . [Rogers’s ...
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The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise ...

David J. Linden - 2011 - Science - Limited preview
A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. In The ...
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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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