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Your Brain: The Missing Manual

Your Brain: The Missing Manual

By Matthew MacDonald

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Birthing practices of the spotted hyena


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

Chapter 2

GI for different foods

Book: Mindless Eating (Brian Wansink)

Book: In Defense of Food (Michael Pollan)

Chapter 3

A study on chronic undersleeping

Chapter 4

Akiyoshi Illusions (rotating snakes and more)

Purves Labs (color illusions)

Michael Bach�s Illusions

Optical Illusions on Wikipedia

Mighty Optical Illusions

The "White Christmas" illusion sound file

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

List of acronyms and acrostics

The Major System (mnemonic)

Clive Wearing documentary excerpts

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)

Book: The Emotional Brain (Joseph Ledoux)

Chapter 7

List of cognitive biases

Morality dilemmas

Situation puzzles

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

Chapter 9

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

Chapter 10

Examples of nominative determinism

Book: The Nurture Assumption (Judith Harris)

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