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Title Tall tales about the mind and brain separating fact from fiction / edited by Sergio Della Sala
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 509 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction. The myth of 10% and other tall tales about the mind and the brain / Sergio Della Sala and Barry Beyerstein -- [Pt. I.] Where do tall tales about the mind and brain come from? -- 1. Cognitive factors underlying paranormal beliefs and experiences / Christopher C. French and Krissy Wilson -- 2. Critically thinking about paranormal belief / Peter Lamont -- 3. The magic in the brain : how conjuring works to deceive our minds / Massimo Polidoro -- [Pt. II.] Tall tales on memory and learning -- 4. The legend of the magical number seven / Nelson Cowan, Candice C. Morey and Zhijian Chen -- 5. Setting the record (or video camera) straight on memory : the video camera model of memory and other myths / Seema L. Clifasefi, Maryanne Garry and Elizabeth Loftus -- 6. The myth of the incredible eyewitness / Amina Memon and Don Thomson -- 7. We have got the whole child witness thing figured out, or have we? / Rachel Sutherland, Deryn Strange and Maryanne Garry -- [Pt. III.] Tall tales on intelligence -- 8. Is bigger really better? : the search for brain size and intelligence in the twenty-first century / David P. Carey -- 9. Biology and intelligence : the race/IQ controversy / Mike Anderson -- 10. The Mozart effect : it's time to face the music! / Colin Gray and Sergio Della Sala -- 11. The powers and perils of intuition / David G. Myers -- 12. Creative thinking : the mystery myth / Ken Gilhooly -- [Pt. III.] Tall tales on language and communication -- 13. The more, the merrier : facts and beliefs about the bilingual mind / Antonella Sorace -- 14. The merry vibes of Wintzer : the tale of foreign accent syndrome / Nick Miller -- 15. Talking with the dead, communicating with the future and other myths created by cold reading / Ray Hyman -- 16. Graphology : a total write-off / Barry L. Beyerstein -- 17. The truth about deception / Aldert Vrij and Samantha Mann -- [Pt. IV.] Tall tales on the brain -- 18. The dual-brain myth / Michael C. Corballis -- 19. The neurology of the weird : brain states and anomalous experience / Barry L. Beyerstein -- 20. The myth of the clonable human brain / Giovanni Berlucchi -- 21. Out on a limb : neglect and confabulation in the study of aplasic phantoms / Peter Brugger and Marion Funk -- 22. Imagery and blindness / Cesare Cornoldi and Rossana DeBeni -- 23. Something wicked this way comes : causes and interpretations of sleep paralysis / Christopher C. French and Julia Santomauro -- [Pt. V.] Tall tales on the mind -- 24. The power of the full moon : running on empty? / Eric H. Chudler -- 25. Ouija, dowsing and other seductions of ideomotor action / Ray Hyman -- 26. Inducing out-of-body experiences / Olaf Blanke and Gregor Thut -- 27. Can mind conquer cancer? / Barry L. Beyerstein [and others] -- 28. The elusive search for a 'gay gene' / Fernando Saravi -- 29. To sleep, perchance to REM? : the rediscovered role of emotion and meaning in dreams / Mark Solms and Oliver Turnbull
Summary Does listening to Mozart make us more intelligent? Does the size of the brain matter? Can we communicate with the dead? This book presents a survey of common myths about the mind & brain. It exposes the truth behind these beliefs, how they are perpetuated, why people believe them, & why they might even exist in the first place
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Brain -- Miscellanea
Neurosciences -- Miscellanea
Tall tales.
mythology (literary genre)
folklore (culture-related concept)
Tall tales
Genre/Form Tall tales
Trivia and miscellanea
Tall tales.
Histoires invraisemblables.
Form Electronic book
Author Della Sala, Sergio
LC no. 2006031708
ISBN 9780191693779