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The Spaces Between Us


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A Note On Terminology Chapter 1: The Second Skin Chapter 2: A Startling Discovery Chapter 3: The Flight Zone of the Zebra Chapter 4: The French Stare Too Much and My Lover Has A Bulgy Nose Chapter 5: Monkey Versus Ping Pong Ball Chapter 6: Kissing in the Dark Chapter 7: Hand-2-Mouth and Other Shocking Surprises of the Motor Cortex Chapter 8: Superflinchers and Nerves of Steel Chapter 9: The Peripersonal Radar In Humans Chapter 10: Wrapping Personal Space Around My Black & Decker Chapter 11: Why It's Sexy To Let A Vampire Bite Your Neck, And Other Social Consequences of Peripersonal Space Chapter 12: The First Smile Chapter 13: The First Laugh Chapter 14: The First Cry Chapter 15: The Personal Dimension of Personal Space

About the Author

Michael S. A. Graziano is a professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. He is an internationally renowned scientist and an award winning novelist. For thirty years he has studied the brain basis of movement control, personal space, and conscious experience. He is also a science columnist, writing for the New York Times, The Atlantic, and other magazines.


"The Spaces Between Us is a sparkling example of popular science-writing, mainly on the strength of Graziano's smart but affable teaching ability. The range of his curiosity about everything from the minute discriminations of laughter to the mysteries of the 'hand blink' reflex is inherently inviting, and the result is a book that will have readers questioning their every tiny twitch and shrug." --Open Letters Monthly

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