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The Human Brain: A Guided Tour

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By: Susan A Greenfield (Author)

160 pages, b/w illustrations

Basic Books

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #146884 | ISBN: 0465007260
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NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€13 approx

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A renowned brain researcher takes us on a guided tour of the brain to tell us what scientists at the cutting edge now know about how the brain works.. What would you see if you removed the skull from the human brain and then slowly worked your way deeper and deeper into the brain, to the level of an individual neuron? With renowned brain researcher Susan Greenfield as your guide, here is your chance to gain a birds eye view of the human brainand to learn more about what the brain is, how it works, what happens when one part of the brain is made dysfunctional through stroke or accident, how brain mood-modifying drugs find their targets. }What would you see if you removed the skull from the human brain and then slowly worked your way deeper and deeper into the brain, to the level of an individual neuron? With renowned brain researcher Susan Greenfield as your guide, here is your chance to gain a birds eye view of the human brainand to learn more about what the brain is, how it works, what happens when one part of the brain is made dysfunctional through stroke or accident, how brain mood-modifying drugs find their targets. In a particularly fascinating chapter, Greenfield surveys for us how a brain is built and then takes us on a tour of the developing brain from the moment of conception.Throughout Greenfield poses the larger questions all readers want to consider, including: At what stage does individuality creep into the developing brain? How does the collection of circuits of neurons give rise not just to an individual brain but an individual consciousness? What might a fetus be conscious of? }


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