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The Resource The genius within : unlocking your brain's potential, David Adam

The genius within : unlocking your brain's potential, David Adam

Label
The genius within : unlocking your brain's potential
Title
The genius within
Title remainder
unlocking your brain's potential
Statement of responsibility
David Adam
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"David Adam explores the groundbreaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works--to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. He considers how we measure and judge intelligence, taking us on a fascinating tour of the history of brain science and medicine, from gentlemen scientist brain autopsy clubs to case studies of mental health patients with extraordinary savant abilities. In addition to reporting on the latest research and fascinating case studies, David also goes on his own personal journey to investigate the possibilities of neuroenhancement, using himself as a guinea pig for smart pills and electrical brain stimulation in order to improve his IQ scores and cheat his way into MENSA. Getting to the heart of how we think about intelligence and mental ability, The Genius Within plunges into deep ethical, neuroscientific, and historical pools of enquiry about the science of brain function, untapping potential, and what it means for all of us. Going to the heart of how we consider, measure, and judge mental ability, The Genius Within asks difficult questions about the science that could rank and define us, and inevitably shape our future."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adam, David
Dewey number
612.8/233
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Cognition
Label
The genius within : unlocking your brain's potential, David Adam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-326)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our brain revolution -- Mensa material -- A problem of intelligence -- Treating and cheating -- Pills and skills -- The mutual autopsy society -- Born with brains -- Current thinking -- The man who learned to cry -- The brain and other muscles -- The little girl who could draw -- The genius within -- The happiest man on death row -- On the brain train -- Faster, stronger, smarter
Control code
ocn992567053
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781681776743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992567053
Label
The genius within : unlocking your brain's potential, David Adam
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-326)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our brain revolution -- Mensa material -- A problem of intelligence -- Treating and cheating -- Pills and skills -- The mutual autopsy society -- Born with brains -- Current thinking -- The man who learned to cry -- The brain and other muscles -- The little girl who could draw -- The genius within -- The happiest man on death row -- On the brain train -- Faster, stronger, smarter
Control code
ocn992567053
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781681776743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992567053

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