Instant Egghead Guide

  • by Emily Anthes
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman, Helen Litchfield
  • 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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I was disappointed with this book. I have not listened to all of this yet and I have mixed feelings. The subject is interesting but it is poorly written. It is broken into sections, the frontier, cocktail party tidbits, and maybe something else, which makes this difficult to follow and delve into the information. The author attempts to be witty and make the subject matter fun and this takes away from the enjoyment of listening to the audiobook. The jokes are not funny or clever and there are way too many to deal with. Someone should have been a little more heavy-handed with the editing.
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- Melissa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2009
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio