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Description - The Instant Egghead Guide to the Mind by Emily Anthes

Everything from neurons to consciousness in the blink of an eye (which takes 300 milliseconds).Take a "fantastic voyage" through the whorls and curves of the human brain, no miniaturization required. Learn everything from how quickly you can possibly think (and that left-handed people think faster) to why being bad feels so good (yes, there's a biochemical explanation).Whether you're a fan of "Scientific American"'s wildly popular "60-Second Science" podcast or just curious about science, you're going to love the tingly way your synapses feel after enjoying the same bite-sized knowledge in "The Instant Egghead Guide to the Mind."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312386382
ISBN-10: 0312386389
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publisher: Griffin Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Emily Anthes

EMILY ANTHES is a freelance science journalist. Her work has appeared in "Seed," "Scientific American Mind," "Discover," "Slate," "Good," "New York," and the "Boston Globe." She has a master's degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor's degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.STEVE MIRSKY has written the Anti-Gravity column for "Scientific American" since 1995. In 2006 he launched the daily "Scientific American" podcast, "60-Second Science," with tens of thousands of listeners and millions of downloads to date.

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