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Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind

Instant Egghead Guides

Emily Anthes & Scientific American, with a Foreword by Steve Mirsky

St. Martin's Griffin

Everything from neurons to consciousness in the blink of an eye (which takes 300 milliseconds).

Take a “fantastic voyage” through the whorls and curves of the human brain, no miniaturization required. Learn everything from how quickly you can possibly think (and that left-handed people think faster) to why being bad feels so good (yes, there’s a biochemical explanation).

Whether you're a fan of Scientific American’s wildly popular "60-Second Science" podcast or just curious about science, you’re going to love the tingly way your synapses feel after enjoying the same bite-sized knowledge in The Instant Egghead Guide to the Mind.

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  • Emily Anthes & Scientific American, with a Foreword by Steve Mirsky

  • EMILY ANTHES is a freelance science journalist. Her work has appeared in Seed, Scientific American Mind, Discover, Slate, Good, New York, and the Boston Globe. She has a master's degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor's degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

    STEVE MIRSKY has written the Anti-Gravity column for Scientific American since 1995. In 2006 he launched the daily Scientific American podcast, "60-Second Science," with tens of thousands of listeners and millions of downloads to date.

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Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind

Instant Egghead Guides

Emily Anthes & Scientific American, with a Foreword by Steve Mirsky

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