Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain Review

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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  • NAT.orious reads ?

    3 STARS ★★★✩✩ This book is for you if… you’re not the kind of science reader that wants his texts to be overly sensational. You will still notice that the author tries to excite he...

  • Rita

    This little gem rekindled my interest in non-fiction and was a pleasant science "snack" to finish the year (also one of the few times I read a book that was just published, as it was randomly picked u...

  • Katie Bruell

    Wow. I loved this book so much. It was brilliant, mind opening, hilarious, and it gently pushes the reader in so many right directions. Can’t wait to read her other book. ...

  • The  Conch

    After David Eagleman's 'The Brain', it is another crispy and tasty book about brain. Author starts from evolution of brain from a simple cellular organism Amphioxi upto complex "three pound blob betwe...

  • Arvenig

    Hi everyone!This book is amazing! (I think it's the best book I've read on netgalley)In seven and a half lessons the author explains how our brain works and how it's different from other animals.She t...

  • Ashlee Bree

    Do you know why brains evolved? What their primary purpose was, or is, in nature? Do you know why they came to exist in simple organisms? In the animal species? Within the human body?As it turns out, ...

  • Aaron Mikulsky

    This is a quick and simple book for anyone who wants to better understand how the brain and body works. This website is also a wonderful resource: www.sevenandahalflessons.comCheck out the organizatio...

  • Ryan

    This was a very positive and pleasant short book which challenges some of the popular metaphors about the brain and suggests a newer/better model. This is pretty much the standard belief within the fi...

  • Deedi Brown (DeediReads)

    Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain is a snack of a book, a conversational, fascinating, and revelatory bundle of great metaphors on how our brains work. I read it as part of my subscription to t...

  • Chrissy

    I admit to having a chip on my shoulder about the tone and unintended consequences of both Barrett's previous work and she herself as its mouthpiece after reading her last book on emotions and hearing...