Sandra Blakeslee
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Sandra Blakeslee

Sandra (aka Sandy) Blakeslee. I am a science writer with endless curiosity and interests but have spent the past 35 years or so writing about the brain, mostly for the New York Times where I started my career back in the dark ages (late 60s.) I've been writing books for the past few years (The Body Has a Mind of It's Own, On intelligence, Sleights of Mind, Dirt Is Good and more.) As for back story -- I graduated from Berkeley in 1965 (Free Speech Movement major), went to Peace Corps in Borneo, joined the NYT in 1968 as a staff writer, then took off on my own, raised a family, lived in many parts of the world, now live in Santa Fe NM and even have grandchildren. To quote Churchill, so much to do....

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    • On Intelligence

    • By: Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hawkins, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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    Hawkins develops a powerful theory of how the human brain works, explaining why computers are not intelligent and how, based on this new theory, we can finally build intelligent machines....

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    • By James on 04-14-06

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    • Phantoms in the Brain

    • Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
    • By: V.S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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    Neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address....

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    • By Kindle Customer on 07-18-14

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    • The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

    • A 25-Year Landmark Study
    • By: Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Kate McIntire
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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    Wallerstein shows how adult children of divorce essentially view life differently from their peers in intact homes....

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    • By C. Rodowsky on 03-03-15

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    • Sleights of Mind

    • What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions
    • By: Stephen L. Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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    Have you ever wondered how a magician saws a woman in half? Or makes coins materialize out of thin air? Or reads your mind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Informative

    • By Roy on 11-19-10

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    • The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

    • How Body Maps Help You Do (Almost) Anything Better
    • By: Sandra Blakeslee, Matthew Blakeslee
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    • Length: 9 hrs
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    The science of body maps has far-reaching applications. It can help people lose weight, improve their ability to play a sport, or assist recovery from stroke....

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    • This explains alot

    • By Michael on 10-18-07

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