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Brains, cotton mills, and vanilla legal thrills

January is off to a solid reading start, largely because I’ve developed some ankle woes and my gym/hiking/cycling time has become extra reading time for three weeks running. I’m about to see an orthopedic specialist, though, so here’s hoping I … Continue reading

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The Believing Brain

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies – How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them As Truths© 2011 Michael Shermer400 pages The human brain is an incredible organ, capable of storing vast amounts of information and … Continue reading

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The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind: the Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind© 2014 Michio Kaku400 pages In The Future of the Mind, physicist Michio Kaku talks with psychologists and neurologists like V.S. Ramachandran (Phantoms in the Brain, … Continue reading

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The Shallows

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing To Our Brains© 2010 Nicholas Carr276 pages How many tabs do you have open right now? Neil Postman thought we were undoing ourselves with a distracting and busy fusion of information and entertainment … Continue reading

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Incognito

Incognito: the Secret Lives of the Brain© 2011 David Eagleman304 pages Carl Sagan once described astronomy as a ‘profoundly humbling experience’, for it allows us to appreciate how infinitesimally small Earth — and ourselves –are in relation to the size … Continue reading

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The Mind’s Eye

The Mind’s Eye© 2010 Oliver Sacks263 pages Few things are more pertinent to the study of the human experience than the exploration of our minds, our brains — just what are they capable of, and how thoroughly do they create … Continue reading

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