A fascinating survey of the forces that shape who we are and
how we act from the author of The
Following her previous tours through the worlds of physics and calculus, acclaimed science writer
Jennifer Ouellette now turns her attention to the mysteries of human identity
and behavior with Me, Myself, and Why.
She draws on genetics, neuroscience, and psychology—enlivened as always with
her signature sense of humor and pop-culture references—to explore how we
become who we are. Ouellette lets listeners in on her own surprising journey of
self-discover, as she has her genome sequenced, her brain mapped, her
personality typed, and even samples a popular hallucinogen. Bringing together
everything from Mendel’s famous pea plant experiments and mutations in The X-Men to our taste in food and our
relationship with avatars and our online selves, Ouellette delivers another fun
and enlightening work of popular science that’s sure to be enjoyed by her many
fans. Download and start listening now!