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Description - The Private Life of the Brain by Susan Greenfield

What is happening in the brain when we drink too much alcohol, get high on Ecstasy or experience road rage?Emotion, says internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Susan Greenfield, is the building block of consciousness. As our minds develop we create a personalised inner world based on our experiences. But during periods of intense emotion, such as anger, fear or euphoria, we can literally lose our mind, returning to the state we experienced as infants. Challenging many preconceived notions, Susan Greenfield's groundbreaking book seeks to answer one of science's most enduring mysteries- how our unique sense of self is created.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141007205
ISBN-10: 0141007206
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Greenfield

Susan Greenfield is a leading neuroscientist based at the Laboratory of Pharmacology, Oxford. In 1994 she was the first woman to give the annual Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. She is the presenter for BBC2's Brain Story.

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