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Mysteries of the Mind
Weighing a mere three pounds, the human brain is truly a wonder of design and function. "Mysteries of the Mind" explores all aspects of this most fascinating organ -- its structure and how it works, the effects of genetics and experience, the biology behind emotion and memory, as well as what happens when things go wrong. Continuing a "National Geographic" tradition for il ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by National Geographic
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Picked up this odd, ugly, oversized thing in a discount rack b/c despite its Marion County textbook design values and absurd title, the text is written by an eloquent and highly regarded brain researcher. This combination of "for dummies" format and deep, thoughtful text was perfect for me b/c I knew very little about neuroscience yet didn't want some watered-down gee whiz tour of the grey matter (though it was a pain in the ass to read on the subway, and entertainingly conspicuous:-). Also figu ...more
Richard Restak M.D. is an award-winning neuroscientist, neuropsychiatrist and writer. The best-selling author of nineteen acclaimed books about the brain, he has also penned dozens of articles for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. A fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and th ...moreMore about Richard Restak...