The Idiot Brain
A Neuroscientist Explains What your Head Is Really up toBook - 2016
Why do you lose arguments with people who know much less than you? Why can you recognise someone, but struggle to recall their name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised. For example, your memory is egotistical. No, really. Conspiracy theories and superstitions are the inevitable effects of a healthy brain. And alcohol can actually improve your memory. Neuroscientist Dean Burnett tours our mysterious and mischievous grey (and white) matter. He explains the human brain's imperfections in all their glory and how these influence everything we say, do and experience. For anyone who has wondered why their brain appears to be sabotaging their life. Dean Burnett is an English neuroscientist and stand-up comedian, based at Cardiff University. He is the author of the Guradian online newspaper science blog Brain Flapping.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. :, HarperCollins Publishers,, 2016
Description: viii, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 612.82 Bur
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