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The Genius Within: Smart pills, brain hacks and adventures in intelligence

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"What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill?

In The Genius Within, bestselling author David Adam explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is cha
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ebook, 320 pages
Published February 8th 2018 by Picador
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Paul
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Science has discovered almost uncountable things since the beginning of the 20th century. We have found elements and compounds that have almost magical properties, seen the vastness of the solar system and untangled the very strands of life. There are still things that we have yet to discover, secrets that the universe is yet to relinquish and one the most mysterious is what lies in the 6-inch gap between your ears.
 
Neuroscience is slowly revealing how the mind works and just what it is actually
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Shereen Rafea
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't pick up many science books, but anytime the topic centers around intelligence and memory I am automatically drawn in and filled with fantasizes about having a super memory .
This books grabbed me from the beginning with its exciting prose that explored challenges to neuro-enhancement ( which the author says is the biggest scientific revolution of today), raised questions that broke down every inch of the problems ( ethical, scientific, statistical) that surround intelligence and a little
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Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intelligence is like jazz - very hard to define, though you instantly know it when you come across it. Adam's rule-of-thumb definition is pragmatic and robust: intelligence is the capacity to use what you have to get what you want. With that in mind, he explores the world of smart drugs, electrical stimulation and mind hacks. More than that, he experiments on himself, with the aid of his long-suffering spouse, to increase his performance on intelligence tests, thus outfoxing MENSA (the society f ...more
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David Adam is one of the best-loved figures in Celtic Spirituality. He also writes poetry and teaching material for churches. Living on Holy Island for thirteen years he has a special love for the saints of Iona and Lindisfarne. He now lives on land that was once given to St Cuthbert.

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