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The Human Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders Hardcover – Illustrated, March 3, Brain: The Complete Mind: How It Develops, How It Works, and How to Keep. Rita Carter is a science and medical writer who contributes to many publications. This award-winning science book uses the latest findings from neuroscience research and brain-imaging technology to take you on a journey into the human. The Human Brain Book is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each of us what we are - unique individuals. It combines the latest findings .
Add to basket Add to wishlist Description This award-winning science book uses the latest findings from neuroscience research and brain-imaging technology to take you on a journey into the human brain. Step-by-step sequences unravel and simplify the complex processes of brain function, such as how nerves transmit signals, how memories are laid down and recalled, and how we register emotions. The book answers fundamental and compelling questions about the brain: what does it mean to be conscious, what happens when we're asleep, and are the brains of men and women different? This is an accessible and authoritative reference book to a fascinating part of the human body. Thanks to improvements in scanning technology, our understanding of the brain is changing quickly.
The Human Brain Book is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each of us what we are - unique individuals. It combines the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert text and state-of-the-art illustrations and imaging techniques to provide an incomparable insight into every facet of the brain. Layer by layer, it reveals the fascinating de The Human Brain Book is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each of us what we are - unique individuals.
Layer by layer, it reveals the fascinating details of this remarkable structure, covering all the key anatomy and delving into the inner workings of the mind, unlocking its many mysteries, and helping you to understand what's going on in those millions of little gray and white cells.
Tricky concepts are illustrated and explained with clarity and precision, as The Human Brain Book looks at how the brain sends messages to the rest of the body, how we think and feel, how we perform unconscious actions for example breathing , explores the nature of genius, asks why we behave the way we do, explains how we see and hear things, and how and why we dream. Physical and psychological disorders affecting the brain and nervous system are clearly illustrated and summarized in easy-to-understand terms.
The unique DVD brings the subject to life with interactive elements. These include a clickable model of the brain's structure that allows the user to zoom in and discover deeper layers of detail, while complex processes, such as the journey of a nerve impulse, are broken down and simplified through intuitive animations. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published August 31st by DK first published More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 09, Larry McCleary rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of several easily readable, recent books for those who are interested in the look and feel of the brain, how it works, what happens when things go wrong and how the brain can heal itself.
As a brain surgeon, I recommend it because: What a book. I'm not sure what I expected from The Brain Book, but it surpassed any expectations I might have had. What looks on the outside like a fun book about the brain for mid to late teens is actually intensely packed full of very detailed information - particularly anatomy - wonderfully laid out and illustrated. The scope of this book and the quality of the coverage make this an absolute must for someone who wants to learn, in great detail, about how the brain functions.
I am attendin Wow. I am attending university this year for Psychology and I am certain that I will be referring back to this book regularly for the brain anatomy and neurology lessons! The book, however, is probably not suited to teens at all unless they have a very specific interest in the brain, since the information is so detailed.
The Brain Book starts with 20 or so pages of MRI scans, showing cross-sections right through the brain to help you build up a real understanding of the internal anatomy and relate later discussions of brain parts everything from the corpus callosum to the globus pallidus back to a real brain.
The illustration diagrams, again particularly of the anatomy of the brain, are clearer and easier to understand than any I have seen in any of the many psychology textbooks I have looked at.
The book is broken into the following sections, making up the circa large-format pages of the book: The glossy pages, high quality illustrations, and simple to read show once again the DK rule the roost when it comes to publishing the best non-fiction resources around! May 25, Maya V added it. I learned alot from this book, I also had alot of fun reading it.
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Mar 23, Miriam rated it it was amazing. Used this as supplemental reading for my behavioral neuroscience class and it did a wonderful job breaking things down into digestible bits. Excellent visuals and easy to read. Jun 09, Tiago Faleiro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lovely book. At times it can get very technical, yet it has many basic introductions to psychology, thus covering a very wide audience and being able to provide value to almost everyone.
It starts with a general introduction, followed by several high-quality brain scans, filling an entire page. It details the ways it can be categorized and its functions.
In roughly the first half of the book, it's more about neuroscience and the general function of the brain and nervous system. In the second half Lovely book. In the second half, it goes more towards traditional psychology, although often mentioning neural correlates. It touches on the processing of sensory input, movement, emotions, language, memory, mental disorders and much more.
Unfortunately, it doesn't have any meaningful section of cognitive science, and surprisingly, no references at all. The latter being almost unacceptable in a book like this, and I have no idea why its the case. Nevertheless, if you want to learn about the brain, it's surely a great place to start. Jul 23, John Peterson rated it liked it. A little bit stuck in the Let's scan the brain and see where it lights up methodology.
Excellent illustrations but.. Nothing fundamental nothing really what the brain is. Jan 25, Justin rated it it was amazing. What I wish my textbooks had been like: Covers anatomy, function, disorders, and a range of other topics.
Jul 23, American Mensa rated it really liked it Shelves: The Human Brain Book by Rita Carter does a magnificent job of explaining the intricacies surrounding that great big hunk of grey matter that sits in each of our heads. This coffee-table book gives an in-depth look at everything that a person could want to know about the mysterious mass that controls everything about him or her.
My favorite part about this book is that it categorizes the complexity of every item in the book by the size of the font that it is in: The common feature of these functions is the re-creation of past experiences by the synchronous firing of neurons that were involved in the original experience.
I feel that this book is really meant for people that have at least finished the middle school and I would not recommend any younger than that, as some of the book gets quite confusing for someone who has no idea what they are looking for.
The reference book style that The Human Brain Book is in makes it a wonderful source for anyone looking for answers to the questions that he or she has about the most important thing that each and everyone of us has: Review by Young Mensan Adam W.
Feb 18, Joy H. This book has many diagrams of the brain showing the different areas in detail.
Although that can be interesting, as a lay person I browsed through the book for parts which I might understand easily. The book has many different ways of presenting material. So it's good for browsing. Even though this book gets very technical, there was enough there for a lay person like m RE: Even though this book gets very technical, there was enough there for a lay person like myself to hold my interest.
For example, I believe it was in this book that I read that as we age our bodies produce less serotonin and therefore we find ourselves less stimulated by things which used to stimulate us It was little facts like that which held my interest.
Jul 26, the gift rated it liked it Shelves: Visually this is a stunning book, coffee table size with beautiful glossy double page spreads of diagrams, photographs and scans. The text on each page is learned and accessible and this would be a good book for kids, the information bites are fairly small.
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Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Combining the latest findings from neuroscience with new brain imaging techniques, as well as developments on infant brains, telepathy, and brain modification, this new edition of DK's The Human Brain Book covers brain anatomy, function, and disorders in unprecedented detail. With its unique page atlas, illustrated with MRI scans, and an interactive DVD, The Human Brain Book is a perfect resource for families, students, or anyone interested in human biology, anatomy, and neuroscience.
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