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I decided to wait until the election mayhem abated before reviewing Carl Schoonover's EXTREMELY outstanding new book Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century. If you're tired of looking at red and blue Rorschach tests, drop by tomorrow for my review.

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