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 precise. you could experience it, although it should be demanding to articulate. you recognize that your physique is greater than a car in your mind to cruise round in, yet how deeply are brain and physique really interwoven?

Answers are available within the rising technology of physique maps. simply as street maps characterize interconnections around the panorama, your many physique maps signify all features of your physically self. yourself doesn’t commence and finish together with your actual physique yet extends into the distance round you. if you force a vehicle, your own physique area grows to envelop it. in case you play a game, your physique maps instantly tune and emulate the activities of your personality onscreen. in case your physique maps fall out of sync, you have got 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 ability of physique maps to do virtually whatever higher: play tennis, strum a guitar, trip a horse, dance a waltz, empathize with a pal, elevate kids, take care of pressure. packed with illustrations, superb anecdotes, or even parlor tips so that you can use to reconfigure your physique experience, The physique Has a brain of Its personal will swap how you take into consideration what it takes to have a wide awake brain inside of a sense body.

Praise for The physique Has a brain of Its Own

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

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

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

“A awesome book.”
–V. S. Ramachandran, M.D., director, heart for mind and Cognition, college of California, San Diego

“[An] obtainable, sensible evaluate of an incredible medical story.”
–Antonio Damasio, writer of Descartes’ Error

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