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The brain book

Author: Rita Carter
Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An illustrated guide to the structure, functions and disorders of the human brain. The human brain is the body part that makes each of us what we are - unique individuals. Here the latest findings in neuroscience and state-of-the-art imagery combine to provide an incomparable insight into the brain's form and function.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Carter
ISBN: 9781405341295 1405341297
OCLC Number: 373481967
Awards: Commended for BMA Medical Book Competition: Basic Sciences Category 2010
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: The brain and the body --
Brain anatomy --
The senses --
Movement and control --
Emotions and feelings --
The social brain --
Language and communication --
Memory --
Thinking --
Consciousness --
The individual brain --
Development and ageing --
Diseases and disorders.
Responsibility: Rita Carter [and others].

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An illustrated guide to the structure, functions and disorders of the human brain. It helps readers gain insight into such esoteric aspects as behaviour, language and communication and discover the  Read more...

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Calling this book an 'illustrated guide' doesn't do it justice...thorough and authoritative as a textbook, minus most of the boring bits. -- JV Chamary BBC Focus Magazine 20091201

 
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