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Mapping the mind

by Carter, Rita, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction RC386.6.B7 C37 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  RC386.6.B7 C37 2010
 
 
Summary
Today a brain scan reveals our thoughts and moods 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. In Mapping the Mind, award-winning journalist Rita Carter draws on the latest imaging technology and science to chart how human behavior and personality reflect the biological mechanisms behind thought and emotion. This acclaimed book, a complete visual guide to the coconut-sized, wrinkled gray mass we carry around inside our heads, has now been completely revised and updated throughout. Among many other topics, Carter explores obsessions and addictions, the differences between men's and women's brains, and memory.

* Comprehensively updated for this edition with the latest research, case studies, and contributions from distinguished scientists

* Addresses recent controversies over behavior prediction and prevention

* Includes new information on mirror neurons, unconscious cognition, and abnormalities in attention spans
Additional Information
Subjects Brain mapping -- Popular works.
Publisher Berkeley :University of California Press,2010
Edition Rev. and updated ed.
Contributors Frith, Christopher D.
Language English
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-219) and index.
ISBN 9780520266285
0520266285
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