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Published March, 2015
By Sam Kean
Publisher: Black Swan
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For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - and see how the victims changed afterwards. This book explores the brain's secret passageways and recounts the forgotten tales of the ordinary individuals whose struggles, resilience and deep humanity made neuroscience possible.

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Published June, 2014
By Giovanni Frazzetto
Publisher: Black Swan
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What can a brain scan, or our reaction to a Caravaggio painting, reveal about the deep seat of guilt? How can reading Heidegger, or conducting experiments on rats, help us to cope with anxiety in the face of the world's economic crisis? This title takes us on a journey through our everyday lives and most common emotions.

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Published February, 2013
By Sam Kean
Publisher: Black Swan
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Did the human race almost go extinct? Can genetics explain a cat lady's love for felines? And how did the right combination of genes create the exceptionally flexible thumbs and fingers of a truly singular violinist? This title explains how genetics has shaped our past and how DNA will determine humankind's future.

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Published June, 2011
By Ruth Mckernan
Publisher: Black Swan
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Science is just one way of looking at life. As a neuroscientist working at the forefront of medical research it is the author's way. When her father, Billy, succumbed to a mystery illness and slipped from consciousness into coma, she watched his life ebb away with a mixture of love and terror. This work offers an account of her father's last year.

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Published January, 2007
By Ruth Mckernan
Publisher: Black Swan
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Science is just one way of looking at life. As a neuroscientist working at the forefront of medical research, it is Ruth McKernan's way. Here, she presents an account of her father's last year intertwining love, grief and hope with scientific explanation of the way our brains and bodies work.

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