A Very Short Tour of the Mind
21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain
By Michael C. Corballis
(Overlook Duckworth, Hardcover, 9781468306620, 106pp.)
Publication Date: June 2013
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Modern computers might be faster, and whales might have larger brains, but neither can match the sheer intellect or capacity for creativity that we humans enjoy. In this gem of a book, Corballis introduces us to what we've learned about the intricacies of the human brain over the last fifty years. Leading us through behavioral experiments and neuroscience, cognitive theory and Darwinian evolution with his trademark wit and wisdom, Corballis punctures a few hot-air balloons; "Unleash the creativity of your right brain ") and explains just what we know--and don't know--about our own minds.