The Brain's Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational BehaviorBook - 2015
From bizarre dreams and hallucinations to schizophrenia and multiple personalities, the human brain is responsible for a diverse spectrum of strange thoughts and behaviors. From the outside, these phenomena are written off as being just “crazy,” but what if they were actually planned and logical? NeuroLogic explores the brain’s internal system of reasoning, from its unconscious depths to conscious decision-making, and how it explains our most outlandish as well as our most stereotyped behaviors. Drawing on current research in neuroscience and fascinating neurological cases, Eliezer J. Sternberg explores questions such as: · What do the blind see when they dream? · Why do people believe in alien abductions? · Why do schizophrenics hear voices? From sleepwalking murderers, contagious yawning, and the brains of sports fans to false memories, subliminal messages, and the secret of ticklishness, you’ll find that there’s a pattern to the way the brain interprets the world—a pattern that fits the brain’s unique logic. Unraveling this pattern and the various ways it can be disturbed will alter not only our view of mental illness and supernatural experience but also shed light on the hidden parts of ourselves.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: Health & Wellness 612.823 Ste
Alternative Title: Neuro logic