Physical Intelligence

How the Brain Guides the Body Through the Physical World
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.20 hours)
Product Number: Z100147208
Released: Jan 07, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780593148563
Narrator/s: Jack Armstrong
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Elegantly written and deeply grounded in personal experience-reminiscent of works by Oliver Sacks-this book gives us a clear, illuminating examination of action intelligence, the fundamental relationship between the physical world and the mind. Using behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience as a lens, Scott Grafton accounts for the workings and the design of the action-oriented brain, bringing to light the action intelligence inherent in all of us and which is always busy solving problems of physicality: Ever wonder why you don't walk into walls or off cliffs? How do you decide if you can drive through a snowstorm? How high are you willing to climb up a ladder to change a lightbulb? Grafton draws from the insights and discoveries of engineers who have learned to emulate the sophisticated solutions that Mother Nature created for managing incredibly complex behavior, and demonstrates the relevance of action intelligence with examples that each of us might face, whether it be in the mundane (walking down the street), in the exceptional (winning a foot race), in the extreme (walking to the South Pole), or in the impaired (walking with a limp).

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Author(s): Scott Grafton
Original Publish Date: Jan 07, 2020

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Author(s): Scott Grafton
Product Number EB00750312
Released: Jan 07, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: #9781524747312

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