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Fire Up Your Writing Brain by Susan Reynolds

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Chapter 1

What Your Writing Brain Can Do For You

“A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.”

—Karl Kraus

In case you hadn’t noticed, the field of neuroscience is everything these days. Not only is the study of the human brain the fastest moving, most complex frontier in physical science, there are amazing leaps forward in understanding how the human brain does what it does so well—and where and why wires get crossed—occurring across the world. International scientists are currently focused on figuring out how the brain’s massive networking system works—from mapping a single connection between two neurons (a synapse) to mapping brain regions trillions of times larger.

The brain is, after all, the most complex piece of organized ...

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