How the Brain Works: The Facts Visually Explained (DK How Stuff Works) (Hardcover)
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Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. Moving on to function, it explains how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate heartbeat and breathing, and how it collects information to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication.
There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems, such as tumors and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and sprinkled with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.
About the Author
Dr. Liam Drew is a neurobiologist turned writer, whose work has been published by outlets including Nature, New Scientist, The Guardian and BBC Wildlife. He is the author of I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals (Bloomsbury, 2017) and The Brain Book (DK, 2021). He was also a contributor to DK’s How the Brain Works (2020).