Full of surprises, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett will blow your mind
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Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett is out now from Pan Macmillan.
- What does it mean to be rational?
- Who is responsible for your actions?
- Have you ever felt your phone vibrate when it didn’t?
Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big grey blob between your ears.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Harvard University.
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‘[A] Must-Read Science Book’ – Discover magazine
‘Notable Books of 2020’ – Behavioral Science
‘I love everything about this book. The writing is crisp and intelligent. The examples of how the brain works grab your attention. I learned dozens of new insights.’ – Forbes.com
‘Fascinating and informative, it is popular science at its best.’ – The Guardian
Have you ever wondered why you have a brain?
In seven short essays (plus a bite-sized story about how brains evolved), this slim, entertaining, and accessible collection reveals mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research.
You’ll learn where brains came from, how they’re structured (and why it matters), and how yours works in tandem with other brains to create everything you experience. Along the way, you’ll also learn to dismiss popular myths such as the idea of a ‘lizard brain’ and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions, or even between nature and nurture, to determine your behaviour.
Sure to intrigue casual readers and scientific veterans alike, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain is full of surprises, humour, and important implications for human nature – a gift of a book that you will want to savour again and again.
‘Beautiful writing and sublime insights that will blow your mind like a string of firecrackers. If you want a rundown of the brain and its magic, start here.’ – David Eagleman, New York Times bestselling author of Incognito