Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives by Dean Buonomano

By Dean Buonomano

The human mind could be the most sensible piece of expertise ever created, yet it’s faraway from ideal. Drawing on colourful examples and brilliant examine, neuroscientist Dean Buonomano exposes the blind spots and weaknesses that beset our brains and lead us to make erroneous own, specialist, and monetary judgements. no matter if explaining why we're liable to ads or demonstrating how fake stories are shaped, Brain Bugs not just explains the brain’s inherent flaws but in addition provides us the instruments to counteract them.

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8-fold Schneider et al. (2004) [42] Annual cognitive tests in ROS 180 Chronic cerebral macroinfarcts and lacunes; also AD and Lewy body path Intermediate numbers of infarcts (as well as extent of AD path) in those with MCI compared with normal controls and those with dementia Bennett et al. (2005) [43] Prospective study of elderly with cognitive tests within 4 years of death 333 Cortical and subcortical macroinfarcts (nonagonal); also AD path Risk of dementia increased in those with cerebrovascular lesions, especially in those with few neuritic plaques Petrovitch et al.

Gorelick. Published by Cambridge University Press. © Cambridge University Press 2014. 1 (A,B) Fresh intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) invading brain tissue with accumulation of neutrophilic granulocytes (arrow in B). (C) Gliotic wall of a cavity resulting from an ICH; directly adjacent to the cavity is a brownish rim consisting of accumulations of hemosiderin/ hemosiderin-laden macrophages (left in C and high magnification in G). The gliotic scar shows prominent capillaries (arrows in D) and proliferation of glial cells including astrocytes (arrow in E) and microglia (arrowheads in E).

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