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Intelligence in the Flesh – Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks

by Guy Claxton Yale University Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780300223477
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you'd better...

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Ethical Brain

by Michael S Gazziniga University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
05/2005
ISBN:
9781932594010
Format:
Hbk 226 pages

Will increased scientific understanding of our brains overturn our beliefs about moral and ethical behavior? How will increasingly...

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Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are

by Jennifer Groh Belknap Press
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9780674863217
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous computational power to figuring out the simplest details...

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Genetically Engineered Foods: Assessing Potential Allergenicity (POD)

by edited by Tong-Jen Fu and Steven M. Grendel Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
03/2003
ISBN:
9780801874024
Format:
Pbk 206 pages

Advances in biotechnology have the potential to bring foods containing proteins derived from genes of non-food origin into the...

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Art of the Lie: How the Manipulation of Language Affects Our Minds

by Marcel Danesi Prometheus
Pub Date:
01/2020
ISBN:
9781633885967
Format:
Pbk 256 pages

This book shows how language can be used strategically to manipulate beliefs. From Machiavelli to P. T. Barnum to...

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Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places

by Byron Reeves and Clifford Nass University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
09/2003
ISBN:
9781575860534
Format:
Pbk 305 pages

Can human beings relate to computer or television programs in the same way they relate to other human beings? Based on numerous...

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Robot's Rebellion: Finding Meaning in the Age of Darwin

by Keith E Stanovich University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
10/2005
ISBN:
9780226771250
Format:
Pb+ 374 pages

The idea that we might be robots is no longer the stuff of science fiction; decades of research in evolutionary biology and cognitive...

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Narrative Theory and the Cognitive Sciences

by David Herman University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
12/2003
ISBN:
9781575864686
Format:
Pb+ 363 pages

Research on human intelligence has postulated that studying narrative communication can provide important insight into the roots...

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Elements of Surprise: Our Mental Limits and the Satisfactions of Plot

by Vera Tobin Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
04/2018
ISBN:
9780674980204
Format:
Hbk 344 pages

Why do some surprises delight - the endings of Agatha Christie novels, films like The Sixth Sense, the flash awareness that Pip’s...

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Tour of the Senses: How Your Brain Interprets the World

by John M Henshaw Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
02/2012
ISBN:
9781421404363
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Ever wonder why some people have difficulty recognizing faces or why food found delicious in one culture is reviled in another?...

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Emotion

by Annett Schirmer SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
07/2014
ISBN:
9781452226255
Format:
Pb+ 528 pages

This comprehensive text integrates cutting-edge neuroscience research and traditional psychological theories on emotions. Written...

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Why Torture Doesn't Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation

by Shane O'Mara Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9780674743908
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

Torture is banned because it is cruel and inhumane. But as Shane O’Mara writes in this account of the human brain under stress,...

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Bard on the Brain: Understanding the Mind through the Art of Shakespeare and the Science of Brain Imaging

by Paul M. Matthews and Jeffrey McQuain University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2003
ISBN:
9780972383028
Format:
Hbk 192 pages

More than 400 years after they were first written, Shakespeare's plays still offer a stunning glimpse into the motivations, desires,...

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Animal Electricity: How We Learned That the Body and Brain Are Electric Machines

by Robert B Campenot Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
02/2016
ISBN:
9780674736818
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

Like all cellular organisms, humans run on electricity. Slight imbalances of electric charge across cell membranes result in sensation,...

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Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason

by Mark Johnson University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1987
ISBN:
9780226403182
Format:
Pbk 272 pages

''There are books--few and far between--which carefully, delightfully, and genuinely turn your head inside out. This is one of...

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