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Physical Intelligence: How the Brain Guides the Body Through the Physical World

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Elegantly written and deeply grounded in personal experience--reminiscent of works by Oliver Sacks--this book gives us a clear, illuminating examination of action intelligence, the fundamental relationship between the physical world and the mind.

Using behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience as a lens, Scott Grafton accounts for the workings and the design of the
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Pantheon Books
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Armen Shirvanian
I had once read "Social Intelligence" "Emotional Intelligence", and "Ecological Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman, and "Physical Intelligence" continues the set in the domain of body/mind connection and how it is developed.

Dr. Grafton is knowledgeable in the field of motor function and connection between body and mind. In reading this book, I got a better sense of why certain activities that we perform, such as those in nature, and worth much more for brain and motor function maintenance than
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This was a good book for those interested in why and how we move the way we do, but who don't also want to read a textbook to find out. The author describes some studies that have brought us to our current understanding in neuroscience, and reinforces their results by relating his adventures during a solo week-long hike. What I didn't like about the book - and what made it difficult to read the first few chapters - is how he drops a lot of specialized terms all at once with minimal explanation. ...more
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