Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience, edited by David J Linden
Synopsis: A spirited collection of essays by cutting-edge neuroscientists that irreverently explores the quirky and counterintuitive aspects of brain function.
Neuroscientist David J. Linden approached leading brain researchers and asked each the same question: “What idea about brain function would you most like to explain to the world?” Their responses make up this one†‘of†‘a†‘kind collection of popular science essays that seeks to expand our knowledge of the human mind and its possibilities. The contributors, whose areas of expertise include human behavior, molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, and comparative anatomy, address a host of fascinating topics ranging from personality to perception, to learning, to beauty, to love and sex. The manner in which individual experiences can dramatically change our brains’ makeup is explored.
Professor Linden and his contributors open a new window onto the landscape of the human mind and into the cutting†‘edge world of neuroscience with a fascinating and enlightening compilation that science enthusiasts and professionals alike will find accessible and enjoyable.
Published: April 2018 | ISBN: 978-0300225549
“Awareness is the first step to change. Knowing why we do what we do is an essential part of that awareness. This motley crew of brilliant neuroscientists helps to provide just that insight… not only in their answers, but more importantly in the questions they raise.”—Beau Lotto, author of Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently and founder of the Lab of Misfits
“What a wonderful smorgasbord of brain science. These essays are all written to be accessible, but some will be more to your taste than others, and that’s the nice thing—you choose. Every one of them is a gem in my opinion.”—Stuart Firestein, author of Ignorance: How It Drives Scienceand Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
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