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Author: Emily Anthes Narrator: Oliver Wyman, Steve Mirsky, Lloyd James, Helen Litchfield Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781427207555
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimeduc8r | 9/10/2012

    " excellent intro! wide range of subjects, but only 2 pages on each "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/6/2011

    " Fascinating and very fun! I love the abbreviated "60-second science" approach. Each topic is only 2 short pages and is broken up into 3 sections: The Basics, On the Frontier, and Cocktail Party Tidbits. Need gift ideas for a hard-to-shop-for man? This would be a great bathroom book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hasinah | 9/23/2011

    " it good in explaining the brains in a simpler way! and its fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 8/3/2010

    " I read an advance copy of this a while ago. The breezy tone was sometimes genuinely funny, sometimes forced. Although I don't remember much I learned, it's a fun book to have on hand when you have a few minutes to kill. "

About the Author

Emily Anthes is a science journalist and author. Her work has appeared in Wired, Scientific American Mind, Psychology Today, SEED, Discover, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Slate, New York, Miller-McCune, Good, Foreign Policy, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Emily blogs at Wonderland, which is part of the blog network of the Public Library of Science. Her blog post, “When a deaf man has Tourette’s,” was selected for inclusion in The Open Laboratory 2010: The Best of Science Writing on the Web. 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. Emily lives in Brooklyn, New York with her dog, Milo.

About the Narrators

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has won five Audie Awards from the Audio Publisher’s Association, fourteen Earphone Awards, and two Listen Up Awards from Publisher’s Weekly. He was named a 2008 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture by AudioFile magazine. He has appeared on stage as well as in film and television, and he is a veteran voice actor who can be heard in numerous cartoons and video games. He is one of the founders of New York City’s Collective Unconscious theater, and his performances include the award-winning “reality play” Charlie Victor Romeo and A. R. McElhinney’s cult classic film A Chronicle of Corpses.

Steve Mirsky is a writer for Scientific American and the host of the magazine’s weekly science podcast, “Science Talk”. Mirsky, with Scientific American since 1995, is the author of the monthly “Antigravity” column published by The Lyons Press.

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.