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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Corballis Narrator: Derek Shetterly Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9781469026015
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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.

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  • “Many successful authors answer questions we long ago articulated and have wished we could answer. Michael Corballis goes at least a step further. He poses questions we wouldn’t have thought to ask and then answers them with clarity and wit.”

    American Scientist

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About the Author

Michael C. Coraballis is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Auckland. An outstanding science communicator, he is the author of From Hand to Mouth: The Origins of Language, The Recursive Mind: The Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilization, among others.

About the Narrator

Derek Shetterly has worked extensively as an on-air radio talent, voice-over actor, and audiobook narrator. A graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a BA in radio and television, he lives in Oregon.