K. Wilson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (95 of 113)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,075 - Total Helpful Votes: 95 of 113
Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mat&hellip by Maureen Seaberg
I'm no math genius, and could care less about math frankly (though I needfully engage in it daily, as does nearly everybody). What intrigued me about this case is the way it speaks to the biology (anatomy and physiology) of the brain, in influencing personality traits. Look deeply into the functioning of the brain, and you will gain some valuable insights into, say, the compulsive behaviours of a person with O.C.D. Such a person is not meaning to insult you if they wash their hands vigorously after shaking your hand; parts of their brain may be overactive and not easily able to turn off the "germ" alarm.

This story shows you that you never know what someone you meet on… Read more
Glimpses of the Devil: A Psychiatrist's Personal A&hellip by M. Scott Peck
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Profound, Jan. 22 2014
Scott Peck's scientific background and his well articulated thoughts provide authority to this book. It was a fascinating and very educational read.
Foods That Fight Cancer: Preventing Cancer through&hellip by Richard Béliveau
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This book gives you just enough science/biology info to understand WHY certain foods prevent/fight cancer, and why others encourage cancer. Photos and diagrams break up the reading and provide welcome illustrations of the principles discussed. Very clear and concise reading. I've given away 2 copies of it, and now need to buy a few more to give away again.

I will say, however, that I purchased the companion Cooking book, and was very disappointed with it. Sugar is included in many recipes, and sugar was clearly indicated in Foods That Fight Cancer as being lethal. So while I'd highly recommend Foods That Fight Cancer, I'd like to dissuade anyone from purchasing the companion… Read more

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