Cognitive Dominance: The Book

Now available on Amazon:

"Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon's Quest to Out-Think Fear" has been a labor of love. I'm pleased to announce that it's now available. I hope you enjoy it and that you find it valuable.

Sincerely
Mark

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