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  • WOOS WONDERFUL WORLD OF MATHS
    WOOS WONDERFUL WORLD OF MATHS
    WOO EDWARD
    ISBN: 9781760554217
    Title: WOOS WONDERFUL WORLD OF MATHS
    Author: WOO EDWARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    Have you ever wondered why a rainbow is curved? Or why left-handers aren't extinct? How a sunflower is like a synchronised swimmer, or a lightning bolt is like a blood vessel?

    The answer to all these questions and more can be summed up in one simple word: MATHS.

    As the inimitable Eddie Woo explains, maths is not just about numbers. Maths is about patterns, and our universe is extraordinarily patterned. With enthusiasm and wonder, Eddie is here to help us discover these patterns.

    With engaging clarity and entertaining anecdotes, Eddie demonstrates the intricacy of maths in all the things we love - from music in our iPods to our credit cards. Filled with humour and heart, this book will fascinate, entertain and illuminate the maths that surrounds us.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • YOUR BRAIN IS A TIME MACHINE : THE NEUROSCIENCE AND PHYSICS OF TIME
    YOUR BRAIN IS A TIME MACHINE : THE NEUROSCIENCE AND PHYSICS OF TIME
    BUONOMANO DEAN
    ISBN: 9780393247947
    Title: YOUR BRAIN IS A TIME MACHINE : THE NEUROSCIENCE AND PHYSICS OF TIME
    Author: BUONOMANO DEAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "Time" is the most common noun in the English language yet philosophers and scientists don't agree about what time actually is or how to define it. Perhaps this is because the brain tells, represents and perceives time in multiple ways. Dean Buonomano investigates the relationship between the brain and time, looking at what time is, why it seems to speed up or slow down and whether our sense that time flows is an illusion. Buonomano presents his theory of how the brain tells time, and illuminates such concepts as free will, consciousness, space-time and relativity from the perspective of a neuroscientist.

    Drawing on physics, evolutionary biology and philosophy, he reveals that the brain's ultimate purpose may be to predict the future-and thus that your brain is a time machine.

    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $38.99

    Price: $38.99
  • YOUR BRAIN KNOWS MORE THAN YOU THINK : The New Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
    YOUR BRAIN KNOWS MORE THAN YOU THINK : The New Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
    BIRBAUMER NIELS / ZITTLAU JORG
    ISBN: 9781925322361
    Title: YOUR BRAIN KNOWS MORE THAN YOU THINK : The New Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
    Author: BIRBAUMER NIELS / ZITTLAU JORG
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Unlock your brain's hidden power.

    Too often, we humans tend to assume that nature is fixed, immutable - and this tendency is particularly strong when we think about matters of the mind and behaviour. People just can't change, we say, so they must somehow be prevented from becoming a burden on society or from hurting themselves and others. Neuroplasticity - the virtually limitless capacity of the brain to remould itself - turns these notions on their heads.

    Leading brain researcher Niels Birbaumer brings new hope to those suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, dementia, the effects of a stroke, or even the extremes of locked-in syndrome or psychopathy. Like the fathers and mothers of psychiatry, Birbaumer explores the sometimes-wild frontiers of a new way of thinking about our brains and behaviour.

    Through actual cases from his research and practice, he shows how we can change through training alone, and without risky drugs, if we open our minds.

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • YOUR CONSCIOUS MIND : Unravelling the Greatest Mystery of the Human Brain
    YOUR CONSCIOUS MIND : Unravelling the Greatest Mystery of the Human Brain
    NEW SCIENTIST
    ISBN: 9781473629622
    Title: YOUR CONSCIOUS MIND : Unravelling the Greatest Mystery of the Human Brain
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A voyage through the mind to discover what consciousness really is, and what we can learn when it goes awry.

    What is this strange mental world that seems so essential to being human? The conscious mind brings together sensations, perceptions, thoughts and memories to generate the seamless movie of a person's life. It makes us aware of the world around us and our own self. How all this emerges from a kilogram of brain cells is one of the greatest unanswered questions.

    In OUR BEAUTIFUL MINDS leading brain scientists and New Scientist take you on a journey through the mind to discover what consciousness really is, and what we can learn when it goes awry. Find out if we will ever build conscious machines, what animal consciousness can tell us about being human and explore the enigma of free will.

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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