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Mapping the Mind

By (author) Rita Carter

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'One of the clearest and best-illustrated attempts to explain the virtually inaccessible, the brain' SUNDAY TIMES Brain scans reveal our thoughts, memories - even our moods - as clearly as an X-ray reveals our bones. We can watch a person's brain literally light up as it registers a joke, or glow dully when it recalls an unhappy memory. MAPPING THE MIND shows how these cans can be used to help explain aspects of our behaviour and how behavioural eccentricities can be traced to abnormalities in an individual brain. Dyslexia, for example, may be caused by a short-circuit in the messages converting sound to visual cues; addiction, eating disorders and alcoholism stem from dysfunction in the brain's reward system. In this acclaimed book Rita Carter draws on the latest in brain imaging to give extraordinary insights into how the brain works.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 154 x 196 x 24mm | 698.53g
  • 12 Aug 2010
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. ports.
  • 0753827956
  • 9780753827956
  • 71,874

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Rita Carter is a full-time medical writer contributing to, among others, The Independent, New Scientist, Daily Mail and Telegraph. She was twice awarded the Medical Journalists' Association prize for outstanding contribution to medical journalism. Rita Carter was born in the UK and lives in Oxfordshire. Visit Rita Carter's website at http://ritacarter.co.uk

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fascinating stuff BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH It's fascinating to understand how much of our personality is directly related to brain function. -- Daniel Johns, University Bookseller WESTERN MORNING NEWS Well researched...this is a good read for the specialist or general scientist, or anyone inetrested in things of or about the mind. SCHOOL SCIENCE REVIEW

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