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The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better

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Why do you still feel fat after losing weight? Why do you duck your head when you drive into an underground parking garage? Why are your kids so enthralled by video games?

The answers to these questions can be found in a new understanding of how your brain interacts with your body, the space around your body, and the social world. Every point on your body, each internal organ, and every point in space out to the end of your fingertips is mapped inside your brain. Your ability to sense, move, and act in the physical world arises from a rich network of flexible body maps distributed throughout your brain.

The science of body maps has far-reaching applications. It can help people lose weight, improve their ability to play a sport, or assist recovery from stroke. It points the way to new treatments for anorexia and phantom limbs. It helps explain out-of-body experiences, auras, placebos, and healing touch. It provides a new way to understand human emotions from love to hate, lust to disgust, pride to humiliation.

With scientific discoveries from every corner of the globe, Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee have written a compelling narrative that is positively mind-bending and that will appeal to readers of Sharon Begley's Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain.

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The Body Has a Mind of Its Own is as entertaining as it is cutting-edge, revealing what the new science of body mapping shows us about the mind-body connecction and how it can change us and our world.

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The Blakeslees take a provocative look at the emerging science of how the mind and body intertwine to create the embodied, feeling self. The authors discuss how the science of body mapping has far-reaching applications, from weight loss to recovery from stroke. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

About the Author

Kate Reading has narrated everything from Erma Bombeck to George Elliot. She has worked for many years for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind, a program for the blind and physically handicapped. She has received several Audiofile Earphones Awards: for Blanche Wiesen Cook's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell, and The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Kate lives in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with her husband, narrator Michael Kramer, with whom she recorded Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Kate also works as an actor in the Washington area, where she is a company member at the Woolly Mammoth theatre, and has appeared at many local theatres.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400134977
Author:
Blakeslee, Sandra
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Reading, Kate
Read:
Reading, Kate
Author:
Blakeslee, Matthew
Author:
Blakeslee
Author:
, Sandra
Author:
Reading, Kate
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Subject:
General Body, Mind and Spirit
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
540

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The Blakeslees take a provocative look at the emerging science of how the mind and body intertwine to create the embodied, feeling self. The authors discuss how the science of body mapping has far-reaching applications, from weight loss to recovery from stroke. Unabridged. 8 CDs.
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