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Carter, Rita, 1949-
Mapping the mind / Rita Carter ; consultant, Christopher Frith
Rev. and updated ed
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RC386.6.B7 C37 2010    DUE 08-18-14
Subject(s) Brain mapping -- Popular works
Brain -- Imaging -- Popular works
Brain -- Popular works
Physical Description 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-219) and index
Contents The emerging landscape -- The great divide -- Beneath the surface -- A changeable climate -- A world of one's own -- Crossing the chasm -- States of mind -- Higher ground
Summary 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
NOTE 516485
Alternate Author Frith, Christopher D

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