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The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To


Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you?

Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing… but can’t remember her name?

And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face?

Here’s why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised. For example, did you…

The Idiot Brain

ISBN 10 : 1443450073
ISBN 13 : 9781443450072

A neuroscientist’s delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous, entirely fallible grey matter It’s happened to all of us at some point. You walk into the kitchen, or flip op..


The Idiot Brain

ISBN 10 : 9781783350834
ISBN 13 : 1783350830

Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing... but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-..


The Idiot Brain

ISBN 10 : 9781443450089
ISBN 13 : 1443450081

The brain may be the seat of consciousness and the engine of all human experience, but it’s also messy, fallible and disorganized. It’s undeniably impressive, but it’s far fr..


The Brain

ISBN 10 : 9780525433446
ISBN 13 : 0525433449

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journ..


Adventures In The Anthropocene

ISBN 10 : 9781448128020
ISBN 13 : 1448128021

** Winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015 ** We live in epoch-making times. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond any..


Life Abet

ISBN 10 : 9781910536452
ISBN 13 : 1910536458

In this, intelligent and witty accurate visual dictionary, the author analyses today's most popular everyday parlance and pursuits amongst 19 to 35 year-olds to hilarious effect. A..


The Memory Illusion

ISBN 10 : 9780385685306
ISBN 13 : 0385685300

Forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr. Julia Shaw reveals why we are all unreliable narrators of our own life stories. Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are ..