Why do you still feel fat
after losing weight? Why do you duck your head when you drive into an
underground parking garage? Why are your kids so enthralled by video games?
The answers to these
questions can be found in a new understanding of how your brain interacts with
your body, the space around your body, and the social world. Every point on
your body, each internal organ, and every point in space out to the end of your
fingertips is mapped inside your brain. Your ability to sense, move, and act in
the physical world arises from a rich network of flexible body maps distributed
throughout your brain.
The science of body maps has
far-reaching applications. It can help people lose weight, improve their
ability to play a sport, or assist recovery from stroke. It points the way to
new treatments for anorexia and phantom limbs. It helps explain out-of-body
experiences, auras, placebos, and healing touch. It provides a new way to
understand human emotions from love to hate, lust to disgust, pride to
With scientific discoveries
from every corner of the globe, Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee have written a compelling
narrative that is positively mind-bending and that will appeal to readers of
Sharon Begley’s Train Your
Mind, Change Your Brain. Download and start listening now!