The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better

The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better

Sandra Blakeslee

Your physique has a brain of its personal. you recognize it’s actual. you could experience it, although it should be challenging to articulate. you recognize that your physique is greater than a car to your mind to cruise round in, yet how deeply are brain and physique actually interwoven?

Answers are available within the rising technological know-how of physique maps. simply as street maps signify interconnections around the panorama, your many physique maps characterize all features of your physically self. yourself doesn’t commence and finish together with your actual physique yet extends into the distance round you. should you force a automobile, your individual physique area grows to envelop it. should you play a game, your physique maps instantly music and emulate the activities of your personality onscreen. in the event that your physique maps fall out of sync, you've gotten an out-of-body event or see auras round different people.

The physique Has a brain of Its personal explains how one can faucet into the facility of physique maps to do virtually whatever greater: play tennis, strum a guitar, journey a horse, dance a waltz, empathize with a pal, bring up childrens, take care of tension. jam-packed with illustrations, fabulous anecdotes, or even parlor methods that you should use to reconfigure your physique feel, The physique Has a brain of Its personal will swap how you take into consideration what it takes to have a wakeful brain inside of a sense body.

Praise for The physique Has a brain of Its Own

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr by means of THE WASHINGTON put up publication WORLD

“You’ll by no means take into consideration your body–or your mind–in an analogous approach again.”
–Daniel Goleman, writer of Social Intelligence

“A interesting exploration of senses we didn’t even understand we had.”
–Jon Kabat-Zinn, writer of Coming to Our Senses

“A delightfully unique, comprehensible, and mind-stretching work.”
–William Safire, columnist, The ny instances Magazine

“A really good book.”
–V. S. Ramachandran, M.D., director, middle for mind and Cognition, collage of California, San Diego

“[An] available, sensible assessment of an enormous clinical story.”
–Antonio Damasio, writer of Descartes’ Error

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