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By Anil Seth (ed.)

ISBN-10: 1435147847

ISBN-13: 9781435147843

Are all of us on the mercy of our mind chemistry? Do you think the amygdala and the hippocampus are fantastical sea monsters? What can an MRI experiment let us know? might you clarify to dinner-party visitors why we do not snort after we tickle ourselves? 30-Second mind is the following to fill your brain with the technological know-how of precisely what is taking place inside of your head. utilizing not more that pages, three hundred phrases, and a unmarried photo, this can be the fastest option to comprehend the wiring and serve as of the main complicated and complicated mechanism within the human physique. become aware of how the networks of ninety billion nerve cells interact to provide notion, motion, cognition, and emotion. discover how your mind defines your character, and what it will get as much as when you are asleep. Illustrated with mind-bending pix and supported via biographies of pioneers within the box of neuroscience, it is the publication to get your grey subject pondering your grey matter.

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This ebook used to be written in 2006, midway via George W. Bush’s moment time period as president. greatly used to be flawed with the US then, and that i proposal the learn on authoritarian personalities may possibly clarify loads of it. considering that then a brand new management has been elected, and even though it has needed to take care of a really critical monetary challenge as a result of others, it truly is taking steps to right a few of what's wrong.

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Maybe it’ll paintings that manner for you too.

Bob Altemeyer
May, 2010
(http://home. cc. umanitoba. ca/~altemey/)

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Synapses ensure that neurons are physically separate from each other so that the brain is not one continuous mesh. Communication across synapses can happen either chemically via neurotransmitters or electrically. temporal lobes The last of the four main divisions of the cerebral cortex. These lobes are found low to the side of each hemisphere and are heavily involved in object recognition, memory formation and storage and language. The hippocampus is in the medial part of these lobes (the medial temporal lobe).

One of the glories of the human brain is that it enables us to share our thoughts. Our understanding is built on the thinking of our predecessors as well as our contemporaries and far transcends the abilities of any single brain. We pay too little attention to these effects of culture and collaboration. Sophisticated network The brain is fired up by a network of 90 billion neurons. Neuroscientists are only just beginning to discover how their activity relates to what happens in our minds. Consider another highly social animal, the bee.

The fruit fly, for instance, lacks a cortex but has large antennal lobes and ‘mushroom bodies’ dedicated to processing smell. The rat has large areas of cortex devoted to processing information from its whiskers. Fish have an enlarged cerebellum, a structure involved in movement. There are many theories for what caused the massive expansion of the human brain, including bipedalism (which freed up the hands for tool use), larger social groups and the emergence of language. 3-SECOND BRAINWAVE Brains began evolving millions of years ago, allowing organisms to search and respond to the external world in ever more sophisticated and flexible ways.

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