A mind-opener, eureka-inspiring book bound to change your views on the world as you know it! Read your way into a brighter mind by understanding how the world, the body and the mind work. This incredibly singular book gives you the opportunity to take a look into the most prestigious scientists’ brains in a transparent and entertaining way. A compilation of the biggest and most surprising scientific discoveries of the last decades told like anecdotes: How does the brain act when we are hung-over? Can we trick our body into falling in love? How’s the world going to be like in thirty years? All of this and much more is explained in this indispensible book for all science lovers and curious-minded.
In The Brain Snatcher, the author gets into the main laboratories and investigation centers of the world to steal away the knowledge of the 21st century heroes—the scientists— and share it with the readers. Through his entertaining stories, the reader gets acquainted with the hottest debates in neuroscience, cosmology, genetics, human psychology, sociology of science, or climate change.
Moreover, the brain snatcher follows the flu virus through the body; steps into a brain scanner to check if it is capable of detecting his own lies; delves into the frictions between religion and creationism; asks his own hormones why he falls in love; surrenders to the Chaos theory and sees how disastrous the brain is when it comes to making thought-through decisions. He also gets to understand why his pupils dilate when he is having an orgasm; finds the origins of superstitions, analyzes why magazines like Science or Nature make more mistakes than other so-called minor magazines, discovers the reasons that can lead an endearing scientist to keep on investigating until he is 96, and goes crazy trying to figure out what things like antimatter or quantum entanglement are.
As the author puts it, it has happened numerous times through history, but the true scientific revolution occurs when someone tells you that everything you thought was actual is false. The Brain Snatcher is small proof of all of this and much more.