May 14, 2014

How the brain works

The Great Brain Book: An Inside Look at the Inside of Your Head
by H.P. Newquist

This is a fascinating in-depth look at the brain and its functions. Beginning with the history of brain science, it then dives into a detailed examination of the parts of the brain and the billions of neurons that send signals from cell to cell. Large, clearly-labelled diagrams are excellent features, as is the wealth of information about brain systems, memory, sleep, and early brain surgery. The sidebar on lobotomies is spectacularly gruesome.

A terrific book for research or casual browsing.

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