Brain Candy

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Brain Candy

Science, Paradoxes, Puzzles, Logic, and Illogic to Nourish Your Neurons

By Garth Sundem

Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307588036, 267pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2010

Feed Your Brain
Tastier than a twizzler yet more protein-packed than a spinach smoothie, Brain Candy is guaranteed to entertain your brain even as it reveals hundreds of secrets behind what's driving that electric noodle inside your skull.
These delicious and nutritious pages are packed with bits of bite-sized goodness swiped from the bleeding edge of brain science (including the reason why reading these words is changing your hippocampus at this very moment ) Shelved alongside these succulent neurological nuggets are challenging puzzles and paradoxes, eye-opening perception tests and hacks, fiendish personality quizzes and genius testers, and a grab bag of recurring treats including Eye Hacks, Algebraic Eight Ball, iDread, Wild Kingdom, and Logic of Illogic.
Should you look between these covers and inhale the deliciously cherry-flavored scents of knowledge within, you will grow your grey matter while discovering:
Why you should be writing bad poetry
The simple keys to brain training
What trust smells like
The origins of human morality
Why expensive wine always tastes better
The truth about brain sweat
How your diet might be making you dumb
The secrets of game theory
Why economists hate psychology
The mental benefits of coffee and cigarettes
How to really spot a liar
Why you can t make me eat pie
The benefits of daydreaming
Four simple secrets to persuasion
Why your barin's fzzuy ligoc alowls you to raed this
How to brainwash friends and family
The science of body language
What pigeons know about art
And much, much more.

About the Author
GARTH SUNDEM is the bestselling author of Geeks Guide to World Domination and Geek Logik. He and his wife live in California with their two kids and a large Labrador."