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Discover the true heart of humanity: the brain Acclaimed journalist and intrepid brain "explorer" Lone Frank embarks on an incredible adventure to the frontiers of neuroscience to reveal how today's top scientists are reinventing human nature, morality, happiness, health, and reality itself. Interlacing bizarre experiments, cutting-edge science, and irreverent interviews, The Neurotourist is an odyssey through the mind-bending revolution underway in the new age of the brain. Lone Frank is an award-winning journalist, science writer, and TV presenter.
She holds a PhD in neurobiology and has worked as a research scientist in Denmark and the United States. Table of Contents Preface viii 1 Brainy Revolution 1 2 Finding God in the synapses: your own personal Jesus 21 3 Morality comes from within - the brain as ethics council 68 4 Happiness is a cognitive workout 5 Our social mind - it's all about simulation 6 Economics - the invisible hand of the mind 7 Selling it to your neurons 8 Lies, damn lies - the prints are all over your cortex 9 Free us from ourselves Notes Index Customer Reviews Average Review.
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Lone Frank. What if you could predict your future — which political party you will vote for, what kind of person you will marry, which disease will end your life, whether your blue mood will fester into something more troubling, even debilitating.
Would you want to know? She tests the potential to detect diseases early, as well as our capacity to develop chronic anxieties when our DNA is seen as a death sentence. She ponders whether personality, including her own above-average irritability and non-conformity, can really be reduced to biochemistry. Acclaimed journalist and intrepid brain "explorer" Lone Frank embarks on an incredible adventure to the frontiers of neuroscience to reveal how today's top scientists are reinventing human nature, morality, happiness, health, and reality itself. Interlacing bizarre experiments, cutting-edge science, and irreverent interviews, The Neurotourist is an odyssey through the mind-bending revolution underway in the new age of the brain.
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