Monday, December 7, 2009

Why should I do all the heavy lifting?

So, I just finished reading the book "Welcome to your brain" by Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang.  It is a very valiant attempt at covering a lot of different topics in neuroscience and presenting them in a way that is accessible to the general public.  Not only is the book a valiant attempt, but a largely successful one, though there were a couple places in the book where an advanced degree in neuroscience or psychology seemed to be necessary.  BUT, on the whole, most of the chapters are very accessible, and easy to understand, and all the while, the authors do a good job of keeping things interesting, particularly by pointing out popular neuroscience myths.  Anyway, check out the book if you get a chance, and, if not, add their blog (AND THIS ONE!) to your list of blogs you follow, or re-tweet, or whatever the kids are doing these days.  Also, since it will save me from having to write up several posts of my own, here is a link to their article "Six myths about the brain"
If you read this blog, you may find some of it repetitive, but then some of it is stuff I haven't covered (...yet).

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