The Superhuman Mind

Free the Genius in Your Brain
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Product Number: C03747
Released: Sep 24, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490676265
Narrator/s: Andrea Gallo
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Did you know your brain has superpowers? Berit Brogaard, PhD, and Kristian Marlow study people with astonishing talents-memory champions, human echolocators, musical virtuosos, math geniuses, and synesthetes who taste colors and hear faces. But as amazing as these abilities are, they are not mysterious. Our brains constantly process a huge amount of information below our awareness, and what these gifted individuals have in common is that through practice, injury, an innate brain disorder, or even more unusual circumstances, they have managed to gain a degree of conscious access to this potent processing power. The Superhuman Mind takes us inside the lives and brains of geniuses, savants, virtuosos, and a wide variety of ordinary people who have acquired truly extraordinary talents, one way or another. Delving into the neurological underpinnings of these abilities, the authors even reveal how we can acquire some of them ourselves-from perfect pitch and lightning fast math skills to supercharged creativity. The Superhuman Mind is a book full of the fascinating science readers look for from the likes of Oliver Sacks, combined with the exhilarating promise of Moonwalking with Einstein.


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The Superhuman Mind
Product Number: BX00035590
Product Number:C03747
Product Number:Z11013

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Narrator(s): Andrea Gallo
Product Number Z11013
Released: Aug 25, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490676272
Product Number EB00584634
Released: Aug 25, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: #9780698190368

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"Two researchers with interests in synesthesia and atypical strengths (savants) offer a compelling overview of how brain structure allows us to accomplish unusual mental and physical feats. Andrea Gallo's splendid narration, notable for her low-key cheeriness and vocal clarity, keeps the long production from bogging down with the authors' often obscure case studies. There are phrasing glitches, mainly disorienting pauses, but, overall, Gallo makes this material eminently understandable. The audiobook describes the way regions of the brain communicate with other regions when we're learning and performing complex tasks. The work is more informative than prescriptive, but the information is inspiring: The stories and neuroanatomical details provide concrete models of how people can systematically learn such things as a new language, a musical instrument, or any physical skill. T.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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