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Peek Inside a Book - Awkward


Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader 
The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.


 and Why That's Awesome by Ty Tashiro, PhD

Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socia…

It Begins: 
Preface
I can feel everyone staring. The sharply dressed guests, all sipping their cocktails a safe distance from the pool, are surely wondering what I plan to do about the frail six-year-old struggling to stay afloat in front of me. I'm wondering the same thing. 


On Page 56:
They found that awkward participants performed just as well as non-awkward participants on the emotion recognition task, but imaging results showed that during these tasks, awkward participants had reduced activity in areas typically recruited for emotion recognition and they showed hyperactivity in regions usually associated with nonsocial problem solving. 


Verdict:
A friend gave me this book earlier this year for this book swap thing we did on Facebook.  It's a really interesting read so far and I'm really into how he's woven the science and personal stories.  It's not dry and I'm learning about myself and my awkward group of friends. 

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