Why do we remember faces but not names? If your brain
were cut in half would you suffer more than a splitting headache? How does your
dog remember where it buried its bone but you can’t find your keys? And do we
really only use ten percent of our brains? In A Very Short Tour of the Mind,
Michael Corballis answers these questions and more. The human mind is arguably
the most complex organ in the universe.
Modern computers might be faster, and whales might
have larger brains, but neither can match the sheer intellect or capacity for
creativity that we humans enjoy. In this gem of a book, Corballis introduces us
to what we’ve learned about the intricacies of the human brain over the last
fifty years. Leading us through behavioral experiments and neuroscience,
cognitive theory and Darwinian evolution with his trademark wit and wisdom,
Corballis explains just what we know, and don’t know, about our own minds. Download and start listening now!