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An alchemy of mind : the marvel and mystery of the brain, Diane Ackerman

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An alchemy of mind : the marvel and mystery of the brain
Title
An alchemy of mind
Title remainder
the marvel and mystery of the brain
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author explores the mysteries of the human brain, lending a woman's perspective to neuroscience while reporting on the latest discoveries, the nature of consciousness, and language development
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
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156603
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Ackerman, Diane
Dewey number
612.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Brain
  • Neuropsychology
Target audience
adult
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the marvel and mystery of the brain
Label
An alchemy of mind : the marvel and mystery of the brain, Diane Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Miracle waters (Evolution): The enchanted loom -- This island earth -- Why we ask why? -- The fibs of being -- Light breaks where no sun shines -- Sweet dreams of reason (The physical brain): The shape of thought -- Inner space -- Attention please -- A passion for patterns -- In the church of the pines -- Einstein's brain -- The mind's eye -- Pavilions of desire (Memory): What is a memory? -- Reflections in a gazing ball -- Remember what? -- Remember, I dream -- Hello, he lied -- Traumatic memories -- Smell, memory, and the erotic -- Never a dull moment (The self, and other fictions): Introducing the self -- The other self -- Personality -- Shall it be male of female? Say the cells -- Creating minds -- The world is breaking someone else's heart (Emotions): The emotional climate -- The pursuit of happiness -- The color of saying (Language): Memory's accomplice -- Metaphors be with you -- The color of saying -- Shakespeare on the brain -- The wilderness within (The world we share): Oasis -- Conscience and consciousness -- A kingdom of neighbors -- The beautiful captive
Control code
ocm54006936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 300 p.
Isbn
9780743246729
Lccn
2004041621
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADM-9359
Label
An alchemy of mind : the marvel and mystery of the brain, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Miracle waters (Evolution): The enchanted loom -- This island earth -- Why we ask why? -- The fibs of being -- Light breaks where no sun shines -- Sweet dreams of reason (The physical brain): The shape of thought -- Inner space -- Attention please -- A passion for patterns -- In the church of the pines -- Einstein's brain -- The mind's eye -- Pavilions of desire (Memory): What is a memory? -- Reflections in a gazing ball -- Remember what? -- Remember, I dream -- Hello, he lied -- Traumatic memories -- Smell, memory, and the erotic -- Never a dull moment (The self, and other fictions): Introducing the self -- The other self -- Personality -- Shall it be male of female? Say the cells -- Creating minds -- The world is breaking someone else's heart (Emotions): The emotional climate -- The pursuit of happiness -- The color of saying (Language): Memory's accomplice -- Metaphors be with you -- The color of saying -- Shakespeare on the brain -- The wilderness within (The world we share): Oasis -- Conscience and consciousness -- A kingdom of neighbors -- The beautiful captive
Control code
ocm54006936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 300 p.
Isbn
9780743246729
Lccn
2004041621
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADM-9359

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