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Table of Contents

  1. Warming Up

    1. Chapter 1 A Lap Around the Brain

      1. A First Look at Your Brain
      2. The Brain: An Archeological Site
      3. The Brain's Wiring
      4. Mental Fitness
    2. Chapter 2 Brain Food: Healthy Eating

      1. The Brain's Energy Use
      2. Brain Fuel
      3. A Brain-Friendly Diet
      4. The Secret Gears of Appetite
    3. Chapter 3 Sleep: Taking Your Brain Offline

      1. Your Biological Clock
      2. Why We Sleep
      3. The Sleep Cycle
      4. REM Sleep
      5. Dream Analysis
  2. Exploring Your Brain

    1. Chapter 4 Perception

      1. The Doors of Perception
      2. Optical Illusions
      3. Your Shifty Eyes
      4. Distortions and Mismeasurements
      5. Seeing Things
      6. Ignoring Things
      7. Other Perception-Distorting Assumptions
      8. Dizzy Yourself Silly with Optical Illusions on the Web
    2. Chapter 5 Memory

      1. The Remembrance of Things Past
      2. Short-Term Memory
      3. Long-Term Memory
      4. Techniques for Better Remembering
      5. Better Learning
    3. Chapter 6 Emotions

      1. Understanding Emotion
      2. Pleasure: The Reward System
      3. Fear: Avoiding Death
      4. Stress
      5. In Search of Happiness
    4. Chapter 7 Reason

      1. The Thinking Brain
      2. Common Sense
      3. Moral Calculus
      4. Statistical Blunders
      5. Critical Thinking
      6. Problem Solving
      7. Creative Thinking Tools
    5. Chapter 8 Your Personality

      1. The Building Blocks of Personality
      2. A Personality Test
      3. Dissecting Your Personality
      4. The Personality Fit
  3. Understanding Other People's Brains

    1. Chapter 9 The Battle of the Sexes

      1. Gender in the Brain
      2. Are Gender Differences Real?
      3. Love and Relationships
    2. Chapter 10 The Developing Brain

      1. Before Birth
      2. Childhood
      3. The Teenage Years
      4. Old Age
      5. Nature vs. Nurture