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Publisher's Summary

The Sunday Times top 10 best seller.

Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help, if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere has conducted a scientific experiment to find out....

If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet? 

Discover the secret of how to sleep on planes.

Which really tastes better in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi?

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"Excellent accounts of some of the most important and interesting experiments in biology and psychology." (Simon Singh) 

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  • 03-09-2020

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I love this book, yes it has parts where you just have to skip due to the experiment. But this is the 4th time I either listen to it or read. Well deserving a 5 star for those who love the science and how weird it is

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  • 14-11-2020

A fascinating and easy read

I’m a Psychology teacher and this is perfect for my students and anyone else who may be interested. The studies are condensed but still informative, with recognition of their limitations where applicable. I listened to this in a matter of days as I was hooked!

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