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The Genius Within


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You could be a genius. Award-winning science writer reveals how frontier neuroscience can enhance your intelligence - making you smarter, sharper and brighter than you ever thought you could be.

Table of Contents

Introduction - i: Introduction Chapter - 1: Our Brain Revolution Chapter - 2: Mensa Material Chapter - 3: A Problem of Intelligence Chapter - 4: Treating and Cheating Chapter - 5: Pills and Skills Chapter - 6: The Mutual Autopsy Society Chapter - 7: Born with Brains Chapter - 8: Current Thinking Chapter - 9: The Man Who Learned to Cry Chapter - 10: The Brain and Other Muscles Chapter - 11: The Little Girl Who Could Draw Chapter - 12: The Genius Within Chapter - 13: The Happiest Man on Death Row Chapter - 14: On the Brain Train Chapter - 15: Faster, Stronger, Smarter Acknowledgements - ii: Acknowledgements Section - iii: References

About the Author

Dr David Adam is a Sunday Times bestselling author and an editor at Nature, the world's leading scientific journal. Before that he was a specialist correspondent on the Guardian for seven years, writing on science, medicine and the environment. He was named Feature Writer of the Year by the Association of British Science Writers, and has reported from Antarctica, the Arctic, China and the depths of the Amazon jungle.


Witty, sharp and enlightening ... This book will make you smarter
*Adam Rutherford*

A breezily written pop science book about the quest to find out about what intelligence is and how it can be boosted.
*The Sunday Times*

Quite simply book of the year, on living with OCD: just buy it now
*Adam Rutherford on The Man Who Couldn't Stop*

A fundamentally important book that will bring a breath of fresh understanding to sufferers . . . It will make you think again
*Sunday Times on The Man Who Couldn't Stop*

[A] fascinating study of the living nightmare that is obsessive compulsive disorder . . . one of the best and most readable studies of a mental illness to have emerged in recent years . . . an honest and open and, yes, maybe life-changing work
*Matt Haig, Observer, on The Man Who Couldn't Stop*

A brave and helpful contribution to deepening our understanding of the intricate complexities of mental ill-health
*The Times on The Man Who Couldn't Stop*

What if you could zap your head or take a pill, like Bradley Cooper in the film Limitless, and become insanely clever? Over the last decade, this sci-fi possibility has started to approach reality, and David Adam’s book is a timely prologue to the brave new world that might await us...Fascinating.
*The Guardian*

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