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How Intelligence Happens

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Human intelligence is among the most powerful forces on earth. It builds sprawling cities, vast cornfields, coffee plantations, and complex microchips; it takes us from the atom to the limits of the universe. Understanding how brains build intelligence is among the most fascinating challenges of modern science. How does the biological brain, a collection of billions of cel...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Yale University Press (first published October 22nd 2010)
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I really enjoyed this. It's highly readable and very engaging and, more out of luck than design, covers areas that I mostly hadn't read about in pop-sci before - intelligence obviously, but also the frontal lobes. Chances are you've heard about people who've suffered brain damage in part of their visual areas and subsequently been unable to recognise faces, etc, but are you aware of what happens when the frontal lobes are damaged? I wasn't, and finding out was very interesting.

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Written by a British research neuroscientist, this book is both too elementary for a lot of American readers who have read a bit about neuroscience, and too technical in spots, enough to become boring. For those interested in this field, Oliver Sacks is a much better bet.
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