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This is a great book for lay readers and scientists too - a thorough, clear, and interesting synopsis of a big chunk of neuroscience.
Mind Wide Open is a great book if you're new to the field of psychology or simply aren't too familiar with the actual chemical workings of the brain.
Mr. Johnson addresses a subject that is of great interest to me, namely neurotransmitter systems such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine.
A journey inside your brain. Knowing which chemicals are responsible for which actions and reactions. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Milad
What Steven Johnson does, in a world of specialist idiots, is write like a liberal arts master about the experience of the mind's activity. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazoner
Like Steven Johnson's earler book "Emergence," his "Mind Wide Open" is one of those books wished for by every aficionado whose interest in, not to say passion for... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charles C. Dickinson III
Thanks! It arrived in perfect conditions and in just a few days before expected. I read this book in 2003 and wanted to have a new copy this time.Published 11 months ago by Mario E. Reyes Perez
perfict for the beginner and a great investment .
That is all I have to say about this book right now
I've recently become interested in neuroscience in relation to relationships so I bought this book. In addition to the surprising facts which make perfect sense when you look at it... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Avid self help reader
I read this book before Steven Johnson's later works, The Ghost Map (2006) and Where Good Ideas Come From (2011) and then re-read it recently, before composing this commentary. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Robert Morris
Enjoyed this book. Found it contained lots of useful "baby neuroscience" facts. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a semi-technical yet easily written overview of the brain.Published on April 27, 2011 by Mark B Gerstein
I'm a huge fan of Steven Johnson, and it was really fun to read what he has to say about my own field. Read morePublished on November 13, 2010 by Ian Stevenson