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The body has a mind of its own : how body maps in your brain help you do (almost) everything better

Author: Sandra Blakeslee; Matthew Blakeslee
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A critical analysis of the interaction between the mind and the body describes how the brain maps out every part of the body and the space around it and how the brain controls the ability to sense, move, and act in the physical world.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Blakeslee; Matthew Blakeslee
ISBN: 9781400064694 1400064694 9780812975277 0812975278
OCLC Number: 77270823
Notes: Includes index.
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Random House."
Description: 228 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The body mandala, or, Maps, maps, verywhere --
The little man in the brain, or, Why your genitals are even smaller than you think --
Dueling body maps, or, Why you still feel fat after losing weight --
The homunculus in the game, or, When thinking is as good as doing --
Plasticity gone awry, or, When body maps go blurry --
Broken body maps, or, Why Dr. Strangelove couldn't keep his hand down --
The bubble around the body, or, Why you seek elbow room --
Sticks and stones and cyberbones, or, The end of the body as we know it? --
Mirror, mirror, or, Why yawning is contagious --
Heart of the mandala, or, My insula made me do it --
Afterword, or, The you-ness of you.
Responsibility: Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee.
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