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Neuroscience of Everyday Life

Written by: The Great Courses
Narrated by: Professor Sam Wang
Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
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Your nervous system is you. All the thoughts, perceptions, moods, passions, and dreams that make you an active, sentient being are the work of this amazing network of cells. For many centuries, people knew this was true. But no one was sure how it happened. Now, thanks to the exciting new field of neuroscience, we can chart the workings of the brain and the rest of the nervous system in remarkable detail to explain how neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters, and other biological processes produce all the experiences of everyday life, in every stage of life. 

From the spectacular growth of the brain in infancy to the act of learning a skill, falling in love, getting a joke, revising an opinion, or even forgetting a name, something very intriguing is going on behind the scenes. 

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-03

Release date!

This course was released by Great Courses over 10 years ago! When I ordersed it, I thought it was a new updated edition, It is NOT. It is the same course. You need to lost theoriginal date of release

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  • Benjamin Krotin
  • 2019-04-23

Abundantly informative

As a stroke survivor, I’m significantly better off now that I’ve been able to absorb the abundance of knowledge contained within this book. The material is very well presented and never unnecessarily dense.

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  • Robin Q
  • 2019-05-14

Hated school, loved this!

Maybe because I hate sitting and listening to lectures might be why this was so wonderful to walk, hike and listen. Speaker was awesome, subject matter fascinating!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-08

Love it

It really covers everything you always wanted to know and it really makes you think deeper about your everyday life.

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