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Guitar Zero: A Neuroscientist Debunks the Myth of “Music Instinct” and Learns to Play
Guitar Zero: A Neuroscientist Debunks the Myth of “Music Instinct” and Learns to Play

On nature, nurture, and the neural pathways of possibility.

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The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966
The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966

How symbols become symbols, or what keeping atoms in harmony has to do with language acquisition.

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E. B. White on Why Brevity Is Not the Gold Standard for Style
E. B. White on Why Brevity Is Not the Gold Standard for Style

“Writing is not an exercise in excision, it’s a journey into sound.”

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This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit
This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit

The importance of “the umwelt,” or why failure and uncertainty are essential for science and life.

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The Quantum Universe: Why All That Can Happen Does Happen
The Quantum Universe: Why All That Can Happen Does Happen

What Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle has to do with the science of paper and the root of the human condition.

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How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age
How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age

The rise of the experimental paperback and how ‘typophotography’ paved the information superhighway.

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