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Your Brain: The Missing Manual

Your Brain: The Missing Manual

By Matthew MacDonald

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Acknowledgements

Birthing practices of the spotted hyena
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_Hyena

Introduction

Book: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat (Oliver Sacks)

Book: Phantoms in the Brain (V. S. Ramachandran)

Chapter 1

Brain weights of different animals
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/facts.html

Chapter 2

GI for different foods
www.glycemicindex.com

Book: Mindless Eating (Brian Wansink)

Book: In Defense of Food (Michael Pollan)

Chapter 3

A study on chronic undersleeping
www.bioedonline.org/slides/slide01.cfm?tk=46&dpg=9

Chapter 4

Akiyoshi Illusions (rotating snakes and more)
www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/index-e.html

Purves Labs (color illusions)
www.purveslab.net

Michael Bach�s Illusions
www.michaelbach.de/ot

Optical Illusions on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_illusion

Mighty Optical Illusions
www.moillusions.com

The "White Christmas" illusion sound file
www.mindhacks.com/book/48/whitechristmas.mp3

Book: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat (Oliver Sacks)

Book: Mind Hacks (Tom Stafford, Matt Webb)

Book: Blink (Malcolm Gladwell)

Chapter 5

"War of the Ghosts" story
http://penta.ufrgs.br/edu/telelab/2/war-of-t.htm

List of acronyms and acrostics
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/List_of_firstletter_mnemonics

The Major System (mnemonic)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mnemonic_major_system.

Clive Wearing documentary excerpts
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=clive+wearing

Book: Memory's Ghost (Philip J. Hilts)

Book: Forever Today (Deborah Wearing)

Book: The Mind of a Mnemonist (Aleksandr R. Luria)

Chapter 6

The Amygdaloids (science rock band)
www.cns.nyu.edu/ledoux/amygdaloids

Book: The Emotional Brain (Joseph Ledoux)

Chapter 7

List of cognitive biases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

Morality dilemmas
www.yourmorals.org

Situation puzzles
www.kith.org/logos/things/sitpuz

Book: My Lobotomy (Howard Dully)

Book: The Demon-Haunted World (Carl Sagan)

Book: Thinkertoys (Michael Michalko)

Puzzle books by Paul Sloane

Lateral thinking books by Edward de Bono

Chapter 8

Online personality test
www.outofservice.com/bigfive

Chapter 9

Book about David Reimer: As Nature Made Him (John Colapinto)

Chapter 10

Examples of nominative determinism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominative_determinism

Book: The Nurture Assumption (Judith Harris)

Book: The Great Brain Debate (John E. Dowling)