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This special edition from Scientific American explores the most recent and interesting thinking about thinking. Narrator Mark Moran interprets these articles for listeners in a way that provides an extraordinary accessibility to otherwise challenging material. Stories include a look at the mysteries of déjà vu, a profile of a neurological disorder that has individuals believing loved ones are aliens, an examination of the intersection of neuroscience and the law, and a review of the work, words and creativity of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci.

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The cover story in this issue explains how creativity and brilliance arises in all of us. Then, we'll take a look at the latest theories behind the experience commonly known as 'deja-vu'. Also, we'll learn about a mental breakdown that causes apathy so extreme it could become deadly, as well as Capgras syndrome, a perception disorder that causes people to think their loved ones have been replaced by extraterrestrial body doubles. Then, we'll take a look at the relationship between neuroscience and the law, as lawyers attempt to convince juries that defendants may not be responsible for their crimes. Finally, we'll delve into the origins of modern science with a look at Leonardo Da Vinci's earliest experiments and his observations about the brain.
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  • Prospyros
  • 16-08-05

Loved it

My wife and I loved this title. We don't know why there are not more issues like this. We would love to see more of them. The science of the body/brain connections and understanding of our own behavior are just fascinating to us. We can't get enough of the topic, and this magazine was definitely up our alley. To anyone interested in the mind, indulge yourself.

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  • Jose
  • 29-05-15

Not Science!!!! This is total garbage

Since when is Psychology part of "science"? You have Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and many direct derivatives...psychology belongs with Scientology and Astrology.

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