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The Body Has a Mind of Its Own:
How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better

by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee

      This is a book about how the brain maps not only the body's limits, but its abilities within the world it inhabits.

Using everything from sports to the experiences of amputees, it explains how the brain connects with the world with its "map" of where the body exists in space and what it can do.

It is a slim volume, and the language is at times dense and uninteresting. The science is excellent, and for those who want to understand how the brain deals with the body's functions and its reactions to loss of those same functions, it is an excellent look into the field of neuroscience.

It would probably not be particularly interesting to laymen, or to someone who is simply looking to learn a bit more about how the brain functions.

The Book

Random House
September 11, 2007
Non-fiction / Neuroscience
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The Reviewer

Sarah Bewley
Reviewed 2008
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