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The human brain book
Carter, Rita, 1949- , author.
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
Physical Description:
264 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Combining the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert text and state-of-the-art illustrations, "The Human Brain Book" is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each person a unique individual. Includes an interactive DVD.
General Note:
Includes index.

DVD-ROM provides interactive renderings of many of the brain's structures and a slideshow of unique brain scans.
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 aging -- Diseases and disorders.
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Audubon Library RC386.6.B7 C37 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Combining the latest findings from neuroscience with new brain imaging techniques, as well as developments on infant brains, telepathy, and brain modification, this new edition of DK's The Human Brain Book covers brain anatomy, function, and disorders in unprecedented detail.

With its unique 22-page atlas, illustrated with MRI scans, and an interactive DVD, The Human Brain Book is a perfect resource for families, students, or anyone interested in human biology, anatomy, and neuroscience.

Author Notes

Rita Carter is a science and medical writer who contributes to many publications, including New Scientist and numerous newspapers. She has twice been awarded the Medical Journalists' Association prize for her outstanding contribution to medical journalism. She is the author of several books that have been published internationally, including Consciousness , Multiplicity: The New Science of Personality and Mapping the Mind , which was shortlisted for the Rhône-Poulenc Prize (now the Royal Society Prize for Science Books). Rita also lectures about the brain at seminars, conferences, and workshops around the world.

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