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A mind of its own : how your brain distorts and deceives

Author: Cordelia Fine
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW. : Allen & Unwin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can you trust your brain? Despite occasional misfires when faced with the 13 times table, or its persistent inability to master parallel parking, the brain is pretty amazing. Never before have we been made so aware of the sophistication of those one hundred billion brain cells that make up the engine of the mind.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cordelia Fine
ISBN: 184046710X 9781840467109
OCLC Number: 318713453
Description: v, 199 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The vain brain: for a softer kinder reality --
The emotional brain: sweaty fingers in all the pies --
The deluded brain: a slapdash approach to the truth --
The pigheaded brain: loyalty a step too far --
The secretive brain: exposing the guile of the mental butler --
The bigoted brain: thug, tart, slob, nerd, airhead --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Cordelia Fine.

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