Curious Behavior

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Harvard University Press, Aug 31, 2012 - Science - 281 pages
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Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread—in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified, human behaviors. Our earthiest instinctive acts bear the imprint of our evolutionary origins and can be valuable tools for understanding how the human brain works and what makes us different from other species.

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The reader hoping for a complete explanation of the various behaviors will be disappointed: the research is still very much in early stages, and doesn't attract large grants. If the reader is ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Robert R. Provine is a professor of neurobiology & psychology at the University of Maryland. His work has been featured in media around the world, including "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," "The Wall Street Journal," & "Good Morning America.

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