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Author: Lisa Feldman Barrett Narrator: Lisa Feldman Barrett Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781721358052

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From the author of How Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain in the tradition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears. In seven short essays (plus a bite-sized story about how brains evolved), this slim, entertaining, and accessible collection reveals mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research. You’ll learn where brains came from, how they’re structured (and why it matters), and how yours works in tandem with other brains to create everything you experience. Along the way, you’ll also learn to dismiss popular myths such as the idea of a “lizard brain” and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions, or even between nature and nurture, to determine your behavior.

Sure to intrigue casual readers and scientific veterans alike, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain is full of surprises, humor, and important implications for human nature—a gift of a book that you will want to savor again and again.

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  • “[A] must-read science book.”

    - Discover
  • “In her erudite, enthusiastic voice she repudiates the neuroscience myths of past ages…Barrett’s goal is to give compelling and comprehensible information to a general audience. In this production she has definitely succeeded. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Beautiful writing and sublime insights that will blow your mind like a string of firecrackers. If you want a rundown of the brain and its magic, start here.”

    - David Eagleman, New York Times bestselling author
  • “A smart and delightfully breezy look at the things most of us think we know about the brain but don’t.”

    - Daniel Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Barrett writes with a scientist’s eye and a storyteller’s heart. A must-read.”

    - Helen S. Mayberg, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Awards

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Psychiatry and Radiology. She received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for her groundbreaking research on emotion in the brain, and is an elected member of the Royal Society of Canada. She lives in Boston.