With precision and grace, the author explains the brain functions that cause a broad array of human social responses, such as romantic love, rapport, influence, and altruism. Though he laments the erosion of human contact caused by TV, computers, and iPods, his insights are optimistic--our brains are primarily designed to help us connect with others, take care of others. This fascinating material is made even more engaging by the author's spare writing, flawless logic, and humanitarian tone, all of which are captured skillfully by Dennis Boutsikaris. This narrator understands these ideas, adds a measure of warmth to the writing, and doesn't wear listeners down by overplaying the material's drama or the author's altruism. T.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
Contemporary Culture 12 hrs. Unabridged © 2006
Trade Ed. Audio Renaissance 2006
CD ISBN 1593973713 $44.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN $31.47
Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CD ISBN 0792743695 $94.95 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 0792745566 $59.95 One MP3-CDs
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