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  • The Ethical Brain | Michael Gazzaniga

    The Ethical Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Gazzaniga
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
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    Will increased scientific understanding of our brains overturn our beliefs about moral and ethical behavior? How will increasingly powerful brain imaging technologies affect the ideas of privacy and of self-incrimination? Such thought-provoking questions are rapidly emerging as new discoveries in neuroscience have raised difficult legal and ethical dilemmas. Michael Gazzaniga, widely considered to be the father of cognitive neuroscience, investigates with an expert eye some of these controversial and complex issues.

    Derek says: "interesting stuff"
  • The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius | Nancy C. Andreasen

    The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Nancy C. Andreasen
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    In a fascinating tour of creativity and the brain, Nancy Andreasen, professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa and the winner of the National Medal of Science, explores how the human brain achieves creative breakthroughs--in art, literature, music, and science--the role of genes and environment, extraordinary creativity vs. ordinary creativity, and the question of genius and insanity.

    William says: "Well written history of creativity"
  • Best of the Brain from Scientific American: Mind, Matter, and Tomorrow's Brain | Floyd E. Bloom

    Best of the Brain from Scientific American: Mind, Matter, and Tomorrow's Brain

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Floyd E. Bloom
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
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    In Best of the Brain, top neuroscientist Floyd E. Bloom has selected the most fascinating brain-related articles from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind since 1999. Bloom garnishes the impressive lineup with his own introduction. The articles are grouped in three sections: "Mind", "Matter", and "Tomorrow's Brain".

  • Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans | Dan Gordon

    Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dan Gordon
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    Sports fans are familiar with the thrill of a victory in Game 7 - and the agony of being on the losing end. What underlies these emotions? Your Brain on Cubs centers on America's pastime but draws in other sports as well for an intriguing examination of talent and triumph on the field and devotion in the stands.

    Devan says: "Scientific in a sporty way"
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