Mapping the Mind

Mapping the Mind

Book - 2010
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Today a brain scan reveals our thoughts and moods as clearly as an X-ray reveals our bones. We can actually observe a person's brain registering a joke or experiencing a painful memory. In Mapping the Mind, award-winning journalist Rita Carter draws on the latest imaging technology and science to chart how human behavior and personality reflect the biological mechanisms behind thought and emotion. This acclaimed book, a complete visual guide to the coconut-sized, wrinkled gray mass we carry around inside our heads, has now been completely revised and updated throughout. Among many other topics, Carter explores obsessions and addictions, the differences between men's and women's brains, and memory.

* Comprehensively updated for this edition with the latest research, case studies, and contributions from distinguished scientists

* Addresses recent controversies over behavior prediction and prevention

* Includes new information on mirror neurons, unconscious cognition, and abnormalities in attention spans
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010.
Edition: Rev. and updated ed.
ISBN: 9780520266285
Branch Call Number: 612.82/CARTER
WL 300 C324m 2010
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Frith, Christopher D.


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aminhassani Sep 05, 2011

being a professional in areas like psychiatry,psychology and neurology each takes about 10 years of post secondary education. I do not know how a journalist suddenly becomes SPECIALIST on neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology!!!!


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