For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - strokes, seizures, infections, lobotomies, horrendous accidents, phantom limbs, Siamese twins - and see...
Nichols, Wallace J.
Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we...
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Our minds have two ways of thinking: fast and intuitive, and slow and logical. This explains how we make decisions and how to use this knowledge to your advantage.
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