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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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    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. His bold insights about the brain are matched only by the stunning simplicity of his experiments - using such low-tech tools such as cotton swabs, glasses of water, and dime-store mirrors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really fascinating stuff!

    • By Kathy on 07-18-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • On Intelligence

    • By: Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hawkins, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,845
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 694
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 693

    Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one stroke, with a new understanding of intelligence itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Introduction to a Fascinating Field

    • By James on 04-14-06

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 219
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      4 out of 5 stars 222

    Have you ever wondered how a magician saws a woman in half? Or makes coins materialize out of thin air? Or reads your mind? Magic tricks work because humans have a hardwired process of attention and awareness that is hackable. A good magician uses your mind's intrinsic properties against you in a form of mental jujitsu, to fool you every time, even when you know full well that you are being tricked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Informative

    • By Roy on 11-19-10

    Regular price: $20.28

    • 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 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Using a comparison group of adults who grew up in the same communities but whose parents never divorced, Wallerstein shows how adult children of divorce essentially view life differently from their peers in intact homes, and also sheds light on the question that so many parents confront: whether to stay unhappily married or to divorce. This book is a landmark cultural event that will change the way all of us view divorce.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overall it was Insightful

    • By C. Rodowsky on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

    • How Body Maps Help You Do (Almost) Anything Better
    • By: Sandra Blakeslee, Matthew Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Why do you still feel fat after losing weight? Why do you duck your head when you drive into an underground parking garage? Why are your kids so enthralled by video games? The answers to these questions can be found in a new understanding of how your brain interacts with your body, the space around your body, and the social world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This explains alot

    • By Michael on 10-18-07

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Post-Cesarean Bacteria Transfer Could Change Health for Life, Study Shows


    • By: Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Post-Cesarean Bacteria Transfer Could Change Health for Life, Study Shows
" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Sandra Blakeslee and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Dirt Is Good

    • The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System
    • By: Jack Gilbert PhD, Rob Knight PhD, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Neil Scott-Barbour
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    From two of the world's top scientists and one of the world's top science writers (all parents), Dirt Is Good is a Q&A-based guide to everything you need to know about kids and germs. "Is it OK for my child to eat dirt?" Jack Gilbert and Rob Knight are bombarded with questions like this every week from parents all over the world. Google a question like this, and you'll be overwhelmed with answers. The Internet is rife with speculation and misinformation about the risks and benefits of what most parents think of as simply germs, but which scientists now call the microbiome.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I expected more from two PhDs.

    • By Judith Farmer on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95