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The Britannica guide to the brain : a guided tour of the brain - mind, memory, and intelligence

Author: Cordelia Fine
Publisher: London : Robinson ; Philadelphia : Running Press, 2008.
Series: Britannica guide series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of neuroscience, the functions of the brain, and related issues, such as stem cell research and neuroplasticity.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cordelia Fine
ISBN: 9780762433698 0762433698 9781845298036 1845298039
OCLC Number: 227278169
Notes: Includes glossary and index.
Description: xviii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Questions from the frontier of knowledge / Cordelia Fine --
pt. 1: What is the brain?. The brain: a guided tour --
How the brain works --
Looking at the brain --
What is psychology? --
pt 2: Memory, intelligence and the mind. Behaviour and emotions --
Memory and language --
Intelligence- human and artificial --
The science of sleep --
The mind and consciousness --
pt. 3: What happens when things go wrong?. Illness and therapy --
Mental disorders --
Drugs and the brain --
The ageing brain --
On the cutting edge of brain research.
Series Title: Britannica guide series.
Other Titles: Brain
Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Responsibility: [introduction by Cordelia Fine].

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The Britannica Guide to the Brain is a valuable resource of the most up-to-date ideas of our times. Introduction by Cordelia Fine.  Read more...

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