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Multcolib Research Picks - The Science of Being Human

Blink
Blink The Power of Thinking Without Thinking By Gladwell, Malcolm (Book - 2007 ) 153.44 G543b 2007 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 40 copies

Annotation:Gladwell gives many examples of how a snap judgment can be better than over thinking.

Bonk
Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex By Roach, Mary (Book - 2009 ) 612.6 R628b 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:Following her book about cadavers (Stiff), Roach takes an in-depth look at the even more taboo topic of sex, exploring the rich human history of biology, expression and repression.

Musicophilia
Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain By Sacks, Oliver W. (Book - 2008 ) 781.11 S121m 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Beloved neurological writer Sacks explores the idea that music is part of the human brain, and part of being human.

The Science of Fear
The Science of Fear Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't-- and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger By Gardner, Dan (Book - 2008 ) 152.46 G226s 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Gardner explores the unconscious rules we use to decide what to fear, and how those rules frequently go horribly wrong.

The Selfish Gene
The Selfish Gene By Dawkins, Richard (Book - 2006 ) 576.82 D271s 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:The famous evolutionist explores evolution from the perspective of DNA itself, finding fascinating consequences in the idea that the chicken is the egg's way of making more eggs.

The Stuff of Thought
The Stuff of Thought Language as A Window Into Human Nature By Pinker, Steven (Book - 2007 ) 401 P655s 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:An exploration of the relationship of language, thought and brain.

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Learn more about yourself and your fellow humans with these titles that share new and not-so-new discoveries about what it means to be human.


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