Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

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Publisher Description

'Highly accessible, content-rich and eminently readable . . . Fascinating and informative . . . popular science at its best.' - The Observer

Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, bestselling author of How Emotions Are Made, demystify that big grey blob between your ears . . .

In seven short chapters (plus a brief history of how brains evolved), this slim, entertaining, and accessible book reveals mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research. You’ll learn where brains came from, how they’re structured (and why it matters), and how yours works in tandem with other brains to create everything you experience. Along the way, you’ll also learn to dismiss popular myths such as the idea of a 'lizard brain' and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions, or even between nature and nurture, to determine your behaviour.

Sure to intrigue casual readers and scientific veterans alike, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain is full of surprises, humour, and important implications for human nature - a gift of a book about our most complex and crucial organ.

'Subtly radical . . . It presents a revelatory model of consciousness that will be completely new to most readers' - The Guardian

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2021
4 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan
SIZE
4.9
MB

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