The Genius Within

The Genius Within

Unlocking Our Brain's Potential

Book - 2018
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What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill?In The Genius Within, David Adam explores the groundbreaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works—to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. He considers how we measure and judge intelligence, taking us on a fascinating tour of the history of brain science and medicine, from gentlemen scientist brain autopsy clubs to case studies of mental health patients with extraordinary savant abilities.In addition to reporting on the latest research and fascinating case studies, David also goes on his own personal journey to investigate the possibilities of neuroenhancement, using himself as a guinea pig for smart pills and electrical brain stimulation in order to improve his IQ scores and cheat his way into MENSA. Getting to the heart of how we think about intelligence and mental ability, The Genius Within plunges into deep ethical, neuroscientific, and historical pools of enquiry about the science of brain function, untapping potential, and what it means for all of us.Going to the heart of how we consider, measure, and judge mental ability, The Genius Within asks difficult questions about the science that could rank and define us, and inevitably shape our future.
Following the success of The Man Who Couldn’t Stop, David Adam now expounds on the latest research into intelligence, revealing how this revolution in neuroscience will help us access the untapped potential locked within us all.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on the latest research in cognitive enhancement to explore how new revelations in neuroscience are changing the way the mind works to render it more focused and more intelligent, sharing case studies and stories from the author's own personal experiments.

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on the latest research in cognitive enhancement to explore how new revelations in neuroscience are changing the way the mind works to render it more focused and more intelligent, sharing case studies and stories from the author's own personal experimentations with "smart pills" and electrical brain stimulation. By the author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop.

Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2018
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781681776743
168177674X
Characteristics: 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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