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The Brain Ammar al-Chalabi

The Brain

Ammar al-Chalabi

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“An excellent introduction that explains some difficult concepts in a clear and entertaining way.” — Nigel Leigh – Professor of Neurology, Kings College, LondonAn easily approachable guide to the latest in research developments on the brain andMore“An excellent introduction that explains some difficult concepts in a clear and entertaining way.” — Nigel Leigh – Professor of Neurology, Kings College, LondonAn easily approachable guide to the latest in research developments on the brain and neural activity.It has been remarked that if the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t.Commencing with a brief history of neuroscience, from the ancient practice of drilling holes in the head to relieve headaches to the latest results from MRI and CT scans, this accessible guide sets out to explore exactly what we do know about the brain.Including the most up-to-date research on the cerebral processes behind a wide array of human activity - from our capacity for language to how we remember - this lively and entertaining introduction assumes no previous scientific knowledge and offers a tantalising glimpse into man’s most complex organ.“This is a thoughtfully set out book that is more accessible than the Oxford very short introduction for the general reader.” — Scientific and Medical Network“A concise primer that summarizes the fascinating complexity of the brain in a memorable and refreshingly graspable manner.” — Robert Brown – Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School