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An alchemy of mind : the marvel and mystery of the brain
Ackerman, Diane.
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New York : Scribner, [2004]

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xii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Miracle waters (Evolution): The enchanted loom -- This island earth -- Why we ask why? -- The fibs of being -- Light breaks where no sun shines -- Sweet dreams of reason (The physical brain): The shape of thought -- Inner space -- Attention please -- A passion for patterns -- In the church of the pines -- Einstein's brain -- The mind's eye -- Pavilions of desire (Memory): What is a memory? -- Reflections in a gazing ball -- Remember what? -- Remember, I dream -- Hello, he lied -- Traumatic memories -- Smell, memory, and the erotic -- Never a dull moment (The self, and other fictions): Introducing the self -- The other self -- Personality -- Shall it be male of female? Say the cells -- Creating minds -- The world is breaking someone else's heart (Emotions): The emotional climate -- The pursuit of happiness -- The color of saying (Language): Memory's accomplice -- Metaphors be with you -- The color of saying -- Shakespeare on the brain -- The wilderness within (The world we share): Oasis -- Conscience and consciousness -- A kingdom of neighbors -- The beautiful captive.
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