A Very Short Tour of the Mind

A Very Short Tour of the Mind

21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain

Book - 2013
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How does your dog remember where it buried its bone but you can't find your keys? And do we really only use ten percent of our brains? In A Very Short Tour of the Mind, Michael C. Corballis answers these questions and more. The human mind is arguably the most complex organ in the universe. Modern computers might be faster, and whales might have larger brains, but neither can match the sheer intellect or capacity for creativity that we humans enjoy. In this gem of a book, Corballis introduces us to what we've 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 with his trademark wit and wisdom, Corballis punctures a few hot-air balloons; "Unleash the creativity of your right brain!") and explains just what we know--and don't know--about our own minds.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2011.
ISBN: 9781468306620
1468306626
Characteristics: 106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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Pan2014 Sep 27, 2014

Michael Corballis is one of the dominant figures in cognitive science and linguistics, this book encompasses some of the most interesting aspects of the human mind in a simple and humorous way.

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