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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore FBA FRSB is Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and co-director of the Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Neuroscience at University College London
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The Joy of Science
Jim Al-Khalili - 2022-04-12
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Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili reveals how 8 lessons from the heart of science can help you get the most out of lifeToday's world is unpredictable and full of contradictions, and navigating its complexities while trying to make the best decisions is far from easy. The Joy of Science presents 8 shor...
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
This is a fantastic book, suitable for everyone. The Joy of Science is a brilliant title and perfectly describes the vibe. Highly recommended      source
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Two Heads
A Graphic Exploration of How Our Brains Work with Other Brains (T)
Uta Frith, Chris Frith, Alex Frith - 2022-03-01
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* Duration: 5 hours *A lively, accessible, graphic novel, adapted for audio, that takes us on a highly entertaining and fascinating tour through the wonders and mysteries of the human brain - from a renowned husband-and-wife team of cognitive neuroscientists.Professors and husband-and-wife team Uta and Chris Frith have pioneered major studies of br...
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
This is an astonishingly fantastic book that I cannot recommend more highly. Want to read about the lives and research of cognitive neuroscientists Profs @cdfrith and @utafrith in the form of a graphic novel? Look no further.      source
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The Social Instinct
How Cooperation Shaped the World
Nichola Raihani - 2021-08-31
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In the tradition of Richard Dawkin’s The Selfish Gene, Nichola Raihani's The Social Instinct is a profound and engaging look at the hidden processes which have underpinned human evolution, revealing how much we have in common with far-flung species, and why cooperation is key to why we are the way we are and to our future survival... In the traditi...
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
This is a wonderful book about social interaction and cooperation across the entire animal kingdom. I couldn’t put it down and highly recommend it to everyone      source
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The Connected Parent
An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World
John Palfrey - 2020-10-06
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An essential guide for parents navigating the new frontier of hyper-connected kids.Today's teenagers spend about nine hours per day online. Parents of this ultra-connected generation struggle with decisions completely new to parenting: Should an eight-year-old be allowed to go on social media? How can parents help their children gain the most from ...
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
I’m reading this interesting book on screentime. The evidence suggests effects depend on many factors eg how much, when and what (See work by @OrbenAmy & @Livingstone_S) 1/2 The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World      source
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Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens - 2021-03-30 (first published in 2018)
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A novel about a young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open.For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found ...
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
@neuro_boffin Ooh thanks for the recommendations. My favourite book of 2020 was Where the crawdads sing. Have you read it?      source
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The Idea of the Brain
The Past and Future of Neuroscience
Matthew Cobb - 2020-04-21
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A powerful examination of what we think we know about the brain and why -- despite technological advances -- the workings of our most essential organ remain a mystery. For thousands of years, thinkers and scientists have tried to understand what the brain does. Yet, despite the astonishing discoveries of science, we still have only the vaguest idea...
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
It’s a brilliant book      source
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