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The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

The Sound of Ideas
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 9:00 am
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OK, look at your hand for a second, right there on the keyboard. You can see it, but how do you know where it is in space? For that matter, how do you even know it's your hand? Kinda wierd, huh? Well, as it turns out, you know that hand there is yours because your mind has a map of your body, and not just your body, but your personal space as well. Sandra Blakeslee has a new book, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better. It's true. Body maps help us do everything from finding a light switch in a pitch black room to hitting a baseball. Join us for the conversation Wednesday morning at nine.

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Sandra Blakeslee, author
Mark Braford, professor of neuroscience, Oberlin College

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