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Mapping the Mind

Author:   Carter, Rita
ISBN:   0520224612
Publisher:   University of California Press
status:   unknown
  Price: 33,90 Euro  = 46,49 USD = 24,07 GBP
= 56,86 CHF = 61,55 AUD
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Today a brain scan reveals our thoughts, moods, and memories as clearly as an X-ray reveals our bones. We can actually observe a person's brain registering a joke or experiencing a painful memory. Drawing on the latest imaging technology and the expertise of distinguished scientists, Rita Carter explores the geography of the human brain. Her writing is clear, accessible, witty, and the book's 150 illustrations--most in color--present an illustrated guide to that wondrous, coconut-sized, wrinkled gray mass we carry inside our heads.
Mapping the Mind charts the way human behavior and culture have been molded by the landscape of the brain. Carter shows how our personalities reflect the biological mechanisms
Readers Comments  
(insert eye-caching title here), April 26, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from New Zealand I bought this book a while ago, thinking it would help me later with studies etc. I picked it up one night and didn't put it down until two hours later, I was enthralled! Never before had the brain so intrigued me. Mapping the Mind has enough of a balance between the scientific jargon and the anecdotes to really inspire the reader. With help from diagrams, this book explains several mental disorders (such as de...
 
Weight:
Pages: 224
Edition: Paperback
Published: 01.02.2000
Height: 262 mm
Width: 195 mm
Thickness: 16 mm
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