Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind: The Mind (Instant Egghead Guides) (Paperback)

Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind: The Mind (Instant Egghead Guides) By Emily Anthes, Scientific American, Steve Mirsky (Foreword by) Cover Image

Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind: The Mind (Instant Egghead Guides) (Paperback)


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Everything from neurons to consciousness in the blink of an eye (which takes 300 milliseconds).

Take a "fantastic voyage" through the whorls and curves of the human brain, no miniaturization required. Learn everything from how quickly you can possibly think (and that left-handed people think faster) to why being bad feels so good (yes, there's a biochemical explanation).
Whether you're a fan of Scientific American's wildly popular "60-Second Science" podcast or just curious about science, you're going to love the tingly way your synapses feel after enjoying the same bite-sized knowledge in The Instant Egghead Guide to the Mind.

EMILY ANTHES is a freelance science journalist. Her work has appeared in Seed, Scientific American Mind, Discover, Slate, Good, New York, and the Boston Globe. She has a master's degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor's degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing. She is the author of Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Scientific American is the award-winning authoritative source for the science discoveries and technology innovations that matter.

Steve Mirsky has written the Anti-Gravity column for Scientific American since 1995. In 2006 he launched the daily Scientific American podcast, 60-Second Science, with tens of thousands of listeners and millions of downloads to date.

Product Details ISBN: 9780312386382
ISBN-10: 0312386389
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2008
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Instant Egghead Guides