Authors Investigate the Body's 'Mind of Its Own' Your brain and body use "maps" to translate incoming sensory signals into meaningful information. Science writers Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee talk about their new book, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own, which explains "body maps" and their role in connecting the body and the brain.

Authors Investigate the Body's 'Mind of Its Own'

Authors Investigate the Body's 'Mind of Its Own'

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Your brain and body use "maps" to translate incoming sensory signals into meaningful information. How your body sees itself — and the world around it — through these maps may have a big influence on how it behaves.

Science writers Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee talk about their new book, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own, which explains "body maps" and their role in connecting the body and brain.

The Body Has a Mind of Its Own
By Sandra Blakeslee, Matthew Blakeslee

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