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Mind myths : exploring popular assumptions about the mind and brain

Author: Sergio Della Sala
Publisher: Chichester, England ; New York : Wiley, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mind Myths shows that science can be entertaining and creative. Addressing various topics, this book counterbalances information derived from the media with a 'scientific view'. It contains contributions from experts around the world.
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Mind myths.
Chichester, England ; New York : Wiley, ©1999
(OCoLC)607390218
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sergio Della Sala
ISBN: 0471983039 9780471983033
OCLC Number: 39700332
Description: xvi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Sect. 1. Brain Mythology --
Ch. 1. Whence Cometh the Myth that We Only Use 10% of our Brains? / Barry L. Beyerstein --
Ch. 2. Are We in our Right Minds? / Michael C. Corballis --
Ch. 3. Energy and the Brain: Facts and Fantasies / Fernando D. Saravi --
Ch. 4. Pseudoscience and the Brain: Tuners and Tonics for Aspiring Superhumans / Barry L. Beyerstein --
Sect. 2. The Twilight Zone Between Life and Death --
Ch. 5. Near-Death Experiences and Ecstasy: a Product of the Organization of the Human Brain / Michael Persinger --
Ch. 6. Lazarus' Syndrome / Ennio De Renzi --
Sect. 3. Myths About Memory and Creative Thinking --
Ch. 7. Lie Down and Let Me Tell You About Your Childhood / Maryanne Garry, Susan Frame and Elizabeth F. Loftus --
Ch. 8. Repetita (non) luvant / Robert H. Logie and Sergio Della Sala --
Ch. 9. Creative Thinking: Myths and Misconceptions / Ken J. Gilhooly --
Sect. 4. Controversial Issues: Clones, Ageing and Hypnosis --
Ch. 10. The Myth of the Clonable Human Brain / Giovanni Berlucchi --
Ch. 11. When Age is In, the Wit is Out? / Pat Rabbitt --
Ch. 12. Hypnosis / Graham F. Wagstaff --
Sect. 5. The Multifarious Aspects of Deception --
Ch. 13. I Shall Please: the Mysterious Power of Placebos / Edzard Ernst and Neil C. Abbot --
Ch. 14. The Magicians' Best-kept Secrets / James Randi --
Ch. 15. It's All in the Mind: On the Mechanisms of Deception in Psychic Fraud / Massimo Polidoro --
Ch. 16. Recent Advances in Moving Backwards / Katharine M. Leafhead and Michael D. Kopelman --
Sect. 6. Media Watch --
Ch. 17. The Media and the Brain / Toby Howard and Steve Donnelly.
Responsibility: edited by Sergio Della Sala.
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Currently there is a gap between what scientists know aboutthe mind and brain and the assumptions that others draw from sources of everyday information such as newspapers, popular press and  Read more...

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"...thoroughly enjoyable book..." -- Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, October 2000 "This book tells a fascinating story." --International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Volume 15, 2000 "Mind Read more...

 
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