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The Enchanted Loom

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The Enchanted Loom

by Diane Ackerman

With sensuous and inventive prose, this celebrated author-poet reminds us that the brain is not just a machine to be probed but a phenomenon to be marveled at. A "dream factory," a "chemistry lab," a "hall of mirrors"--the brain and mind beguile us into thinking we know who we are.

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Publication Date:
September - November 2007
3 pages
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