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How does the bundle of nerve tissues that we call the brain acquire the qualities we refer to as a mind? At what point does gray matter give rise to consciousness, personality, and identity? What basic biological processes synergize to give us memory, make us appreciate fine art, allow us to feel wonder, or compel us to express love?

Intro to Mind & Brain examines the

Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 20th 2009 by Metro Books (first published 2009)
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Mar 16, 2010 Annaclaire rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to learn about the brain in a interesting, fun manner.
Great book, a real turn-pager.

I loved how it went through the history of how cultures thought about the brain in the past, the history of theorists on the brain and some of the strange beliefs about the brain (standing on an electrified fish for treatment),lots of information about how the LH and RH work, and details about some really cool disorders that I have never heard of like split brains, Wernicke's vs. Broca's Aphasia, Balint's Syndrome.

The great thing about this book is that throughout t
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