Brainworks: The Mind-bending Science of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are

Brainworks The Mind bending Science of How You See What You Think and Who You Are Admit it When you hear the word neuroscience you expect something abstract and remote very complex of little practical value But this time s personal In a highly anticipated three part series airi

  • Title: Brainworks: The Mind-bending Science of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are
  • Author: Michael S. Sweeney National Geographic Society David Copperfield
  • ISBN: 9781426207570
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Brainworks: The Mind-bending Science of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are

    Admit it When you hear the word neuroscience, you expect something abstract and remote, very complex, of little practical value But this time s personal In a highly anticipated, three part series airing on the National Geographic Channel in Fall 2011, National Geographic s Brainworks makes YOU the test subject in an array of astonishing challenges and experimenAdmit it When you hear the word neuroscience, you expect something abstract and remote, very complex, of little practical value But this time s personal In a highly anticipated, three part series airing on the National Geographic Channel in Fall 2011, National Geographic s Brainworks makes YOU the test subject in an array of astonishing challenges and experiments Your brain will be stimulated, fooled, and ultimately amazed, as scientists and other experts show you how this three pound blob of gray matter effectively makes you, you The television program brings together a crack team of scientists and researchers from a wide range of fields, including neurology, psychology, and opthamology Awareness expert Dan Simons and memory expert Elizabeth Loftus are just two of the notables who lend their considerable brainpower to this unprecedented project The program also draws on the know how of those who traffic in brain tricks illusionists such as David Copperfield and Apollo Robbins and artists such as color expert Beau Lotto to bring each mind bending illusion to life The captivating companion book further messes with your head through the visual illusions discovered and perfected by masters of fine art as well as through deceptively simple illustrations that are finely crafted by psychologists to highlight the way we take in and process the world around us In three sections Seeing, Thinking, and Being you ll see for yourself why these visual illusions and experiments hoodwink the brain You ll find out how the structure of the eye influences what you see And you ll think of events that may not have actually happened, in order to learn how the mind can create a false memory Rather than simply displaying a collection of puzzlers or visual illusions, each chapter guides you through a series of perceptual and thought experiments firsthand and then walks you through your brain s reaction in clear, user friendly language providing every reader with a compelling personal interest in finding out why his or her mind acts the way it does Smart, exciting, and deeply engaging, Brainworks pulls you in, manipulates your mind, and leaves you with a better understanding as well as a richer appreciation of the mental marvels that we take for granted.

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    One thought on “Brainworks: The Mind-bending Science of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are

    1. Alison

      Have you ever wondered what makes you tick, what makes youyou ? I recently read a nonfiction book calledBrain Works: The Mind-Bending Science of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are , by Michael S. Sweeney. It’s easy to tell by the title what that book is about. If you haven’t already figured it out, it’s brains. Yep. The book efficiently tells you everything you could ever know about the human brain if you have a mild interest in how it works and aren’t planning on learning abou [...]

    2. LindaBranham Greenwell

      I teach Psychology and this book has LOTS of material I can use in class. It also explains the concepts in a novel way - I think that will also be useful for studentsThe book is full of great illusions that explain how our brain and senses works - especially great are the links in the footer and the explanations why and how did it happen that way. The book is really great insight into the humans brain and how we interpret what we experience.

    3. Heather

      This was a fascinating book. I like to learn how the mind works. I have always loved illusions and the exercises were fun to perform. I liked the pictures and the quotes. When I saw it, it looked fun. Great learning material. Accessible. Educational. Interesting. Engaging. I just wish it could be longer.

    4. Michelle

      I thought this would be interesting, and it was, to a point. But it wasn't written enough for the layman, I got bogged down in scientific terms and things like that. I did enjoy the optical illusions.

    5. JoshuaB CLC

      A great book for learning about yourself, brains, optical illutions and other cool things. Though reads without a large appriciation for science might find it boring.

    6. Imelda

      It is a wonderful book. I enjoyed it very much. It is a fun book to learn about how the brain works. I especially liked the experiments they are very informative.

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