The Body Has a Mind of it's Own
How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (almost) Everything Better
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Body Has a Mind of it's Own by Sandra Blakeslee
Book DescriptionYour body has a mind of its own. You know it s true. You can sense it, even though it may be hard to articulate. You know that your body is more than a vehicle for your brain to cruise around in, but how deeply are mind and body truly interwoven? Answers can be found in the emerging science of body maps. Just as road maps represent interconnections across the landscape, your many body maps represent all aspects of your bodily self. Your self doesn t begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. When you drive a car, your personal body space grows to envelop it. When you play a video game, your body maps automatically track and emulate the actions of your character onscreen. If your body maps fall out of sync, you may have an out-of-body experience or see auras around other people. The Body Has a Mind of Its Own explains how you can tap into the power of body maps to do almost anything better: play tennis, strum a guitar, ride a horse, dance a waltz, empathize with a friend, raise children, cope with stress. Filled with illustrations, wonderful anecdotes, and even parlor tricks that you can use to reconfigure your body sense, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own will change the way you think about what it takes to have a conscious mind inside a feeling body. Praise for The Body Has a Mind of Its Own NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD You ll never think about your body or your mind in the same way again. Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence A fascinating exploration of senses we didn t even know we had. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Coming to Our Senses A delightfully original, understandable, and mind-stretching work. William Safire, columnist, The New York Times Magazine A marvelous book. V. S. Ramachandran, M.D., director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego [An] accessible, practical overview of an important scientific story. Antonio Damasio, author of Descartes Error "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812975277
(203mm x 132mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sandra Blakeslee
Sleights of Mind, Paperback (February 2012)
A unique and fascinating look at the relationship between magic, the brain, and everyday life.
On Intelligence, Hardback (October 2004)
The inventor of the PalmPilot outlines a theory about the human brain's memory system that reveals new information about intelligence, perception, creativity, consciousness, and the human potential for creating intelligent computers.
What about the Kids?, Hardback (March 2003)
Addressing everything from parent-to-parent blame to the many forms of child-to-parent resentment, Wallerstein offers firm honesty and supportive encouragement.
Phantoms in the Brain, Paperback (May 1999)» View all books by Sandra Blakeslee
'Phantoms in The Brain' takes a revolutionary new approach to theories of the brain, from one of the world's leading experimental neurologists.
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Author Biography - Sandra Blakeslee
Sandra Blakeslee is a regular contributor to The New York Times who specializes in the brain sciences. She has co-written many books, including Phantoms in the Brain with V. S. Ramachandran, On Intelligence with Jeff Hawkins, and Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade After Divorce with Judith S. Wallerstein. She is the third generation in a family of science writers. Matthew Blakeslee is a freelance science writer in Los Angeles. He represents the fourth generation of Blakeslee science writers. This is his first book. From the Hardcover edition.
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