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The Human Brain: A Guided Tour (Science Masters) by Susan A. Greenfield

The Human Brain: A Guided Tour (Science Masters)
The Human Brain: A Guided Tour (Science Masters)
Susan A. Greenfield
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Biological Sciences
Phoenix (July 1, 1998)
224 pages
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Locked away remote from the rest of the body in its own custom-built casing of skull bone, with no intrinsic moving parts, the human brain remains a tantalising mystery. But now, more than ever before, we have the expertise to tackle this mystery - the last 20 years have seen astounding progress in brain research.

Susan Greenfield begins by exploring the roles of different regions of the brain. She then switches to the opposite direction and examines how certain functions, such as movement and vision, are accommodated in the brain. She describes how a brain is made from a single fertilized egg; the fate of the brain is traced through life as we see how it constantly changes as a result of experience to provide the essence of a unique individual.

'Dr Susan Greenfield ... is rightly admired as a popular communicator and The Human Brain: A Guided Tour will appeal as a Baedeker to the brain, even to the non-scientist' The Times

  • Granirad
The book is interesting . Clear, ease to understand . Good concepts of the neurological zones of the brain. The concepts o memory an its mechanics.
Like to know more abut the mechanics of consciousness Of Existence.
  • Scoreboard Bleeding
As an easy to read overview of the brain and its functions this book is great. I like the systems within systems approach especially.
  • Flower
A book which give the reader a basic insight into the complexities of the brain. well written and worth the time...
  • Winasana
Her approach of integrating the 'top down' (brain functions) with the 'bottom up' (cellular mechanism) is very clear and easy to read. Besides, she cited many interesting examples in explaining how the brain gets malfunction. However, it would be much more clear in conveying the message if she can use more graphical representations instead of text description. (In that case I will rate it a FIVE STARS without hesitation!) All in all, it is still a marvelous book to enjoy!