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A Remarkable Journey Into the Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal

Published by National Geographic
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease and everyday events. Drawing on centuries of research and interviews with leading experts in the field, Vance takes us on a Catemaco, Mexico. Vance's first-hand dispatches will change the way you think and feel.

Erik Vance is a science writer based in California and Mexico City. He has moulded his career around science-based profiles of inspiring, dedicated, or controversial figures in society.

  • Publisher: National Geographic (November 8, 2016)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781426217913