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Star Trek on the brain : alien minds, human minds

Author: Robert Sekuler; Randolph Blake
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1998.
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It's the twenty-third century, and something has gone terribly wrong. A transporter mishap has cleaved Captain Kirk in two, leaving the U.S.S. Enterprise in the unsteady hands of both the rash and impulsive Kirk I and the meek and indecisive Kirk II. In neurological terms, the accident has damaged the Captain's prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain that stores memories crucial to decision making. ("The Enemy  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Sekuler; Randolph Blake
ISBN: 0716732793 9780716732792
OCLC Number: 38257949
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Star Trek on the Brain --
Ch. 2. Why Spock Can Cry but Data Cannot --
Ch. 3. Sex, Memes, and Videotape --
Ch. 4. Klingons Will Be Klingons --
Ch. 5. What Geordi Saw and What Quark Heard --
Ch. 6. Even Starship Captains Get Amnesia --
Ch. 7. Disordered Brains, Disordered Minds --
Ch. 8. Today's Brain, Tomorrow's Mind --
Star Trek Episodes Mentioned in This Book.
Responsibility: Robert Sekuler, Randolph Blake.

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The authors of this text take the reader on a voyage through the brain and its construct, the mind, using anecdotes from "Star Trek" movies and episodes from the original "Star Trek" series, "The  Read more...

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