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The neurotourist : postcards from the edge of brain science

Author: Lone Frank
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld Publications, 2011.
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Discover the true heart of humanity: the brain Your brain shapes your world, but you can also shape your brain. From the God helmet to the No Lie MRI, award-winning journalist Lone Frank embarks on an incredible adventure to the frontiers of neuroscience, revealing how today''s top scientists are reinventing human nature, morality, happiness, health, and reality itself. Interlacing bizarre experiments, cutting-edge  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Frank, Lone.
Neurotourist : Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science.
New York : Oneworld Publications, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lone Frank
ISBN: 9781851688845 1851688846
OCLC Number: 889908917
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1. Brainy Revolution; 2. Finding God in the synapses: your own personal Jesus; 3. Morality comes from within --
the brain as ethics council; 4. Happiness is a cognitive workout; 5. Our social mind --
it's all about simulation; 6. Economics --
the invisible hand of the mind; 7. Selling it to your neurons; 8. Lies, damn lies --
the prints are all over your cortex; 9. Free us from ourselves; Notes; Index.
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