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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0471399752
ISBN-13: 9780471399759
Sku: 30731552
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 0.74T
Pages:  272
Age Range:  NA
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" Drawing on many different sources– the effects of neurological disorders and injuries, the actions of drugs, the character of thought in dreams, in schizophrenia, in reverie, and in childhood– Susan Greenfield has given us a synthesis which is challenging, original, readable, and personal." – Oliver Sacks

How does the human brain produce your private world?

In this groundbreaking exploration, neuroscientist and author Susan Greenfield demystifies the private life of the brai She examines the physical basis of our emotions and searches for the answer to one of the most enduring mysteries in modern science: How does the brain create a unique, subjective experience for each one of us?

Utilizing cutting-edge research and compelling personal anecdotes, Greenfield reveals that emotions, triggered by individual life experiences, are the very foundation upon which our brains build our unique minds. In this absorbing, lyrical exploration, Dr. Greenfield presents a provocative new theory that provides an illuminating glimpse into the human brain and reveals the astonishing essence of who we are.

" This is one of those rare books that can make a reader happy to have been led to think." – Booklist

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"Drawing on many different sources–the effects of neurological disorders and injuries, the actions of drugs, the character of thought in dreams, in schizophrenia, in reverie, and in childhood–Susan Greenfield has given us a synthesis which is challenging, original, readable, and personal."–Oliver Sacks

How does the human brain produce your private world?

In this groundbreaking exploration, neuroscientist and author Susan Greenfield demystifies the private life of the brain. She examines the physical basis of our emotions and searches for the answer to one of the most enduring mysteries in modern science: How does the brain create a unique, subjective experience for each one of us?

Utilizing cutting-edge research and compelling personal anecdotes, Greenfield reveals that emotions, triggered by individual life experiences, are the very foundation upon which our brains build our unique minds. In this absorbing, lyrical exploration, Dr. Greenfield presents a provocative new theory that provides an illuminating glimpse into the human brain and reveals the astonishing essence of who we are.

"This is one of those rare books that can make a reader happy to have been led to think."–Booklist

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Greenfield, director of the Royal Institution of England, has constructed a thoughtful, if technically ornate, theory concerning the brain--specifically, the way that the neural functioning of the brain, as affected by environmental and biological factors, filters one's perception of the world, particularly one's emotional response.
Author Bio
Susan A. Greenfield
Susan A. Greenfield has been a professor of pharmacology as well as a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and has had a biweekly science column in the "Independent on Sunday".

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   John Wiley & Sons
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