Great Myths of the Brain

Product Number: EB00586769
Released: Nov 03, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118312704
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the field of neuroscience by examining popular myths about the human brain. -Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens of scientific research, backing up claims with studies and other evidence from the literature -Looks at enduring myths such as "Do we only use 10% of our brain?", "Pregnant women lose their mind", "Right-brained people are more creative" and many more. -Delves into myths relating to specific brain disorders, including epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others -Written engagingly and accessibly for students and lay readers alike, providing a unique introduction to the study of the brain -Teaches readers how to spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsense claims in the media

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Author(s): Christian Jarrett
Original Publish Date: Sep 02, 2014

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