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Liars, Lovers, and Heroes: What the New Brain Science Reveals About How We Become Who We Are Paperback – September 23, 2003

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“A superb book … a breath of fresh air.” -- V. S. Ramachandran, M.D. , Ph.D., Professor and Director , Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego; adjunct Professor, Salk Institute, author of Phantoms in the Brain

“An evocative solution to a classic problem: which is more important in shaping the human brain, nature or nurture? ” -- Sandra Blakeslee, The New York Times

“wide-ranging...linking cutting-edge neuroscience with social history and popular culture...postmodern culture and globalization....” -- Publishers Weekly

“Smart authors with a lot of hot stuff to report on.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“An entertaining and startling survey of what it means to be human.” -- Discover magazine

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Steven R. Quartz, Ph.D., is director of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology and an associate professor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Computation and Neural Systems Program. He was a fellow of the Sloan Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at the Salk Institute and a recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER award, its most prestigious award for young faculty. He lives in Topanga, California.

Terrence J. Sejnowski, Ph.D., is regarded as the world's foremost theoretical brain scientist. His demonstration of NETtalk, a neural network that learned to read English words, helped spark the 1980s neural network revolution for which he received the IEEE Neural Network Pioneer Award in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University before studying neurobiology at Harvard University School of Medicine. He is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and directs the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute. At the University of California at San Diego he is a professor of biology, physics, and neurosciences and directs the Institute for Neural Computation. He has published more than two hundred scientific articles and has been featured in the national media. He lives in Solana Beach, California.

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  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (September 23, 2003)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0060001496
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060001490
  • Item Weight : 9 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.04 x 5.4 x 0.88 inches
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