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    DescriptionIn his latest book, David Bainbridge combines an otherworldly journey through the central nervous system with an accessible and entertaining account of how the brain's anatomy has often misled anatomists about its function. Bainbridge uses the structure of the brain to set his book apart from the many volumes that focus on brain function. He shows that for hundreds of years, natural philosophers have been interested in the grey matter inside our skulls, but all they had to go on was its structure. Almost every knob, protrusion, canal, and crease was named before anyone had an inkling of what it did - a kind of biological terra incognita with many weird and wonderful names: the zonules of Zinn, the obex ("the most Scrabble-friendly word in all of neuroanatomy"), the aqueduct of Sylvius, the tract of Goll.This uniquely accessible approach lays out what is known about the brain (its structure), what we can hope to know (its function), and what we may never know (its evolution). Along the way Bainbridge tells lots of wonderful stories about the "two pounds of blancmange" within our skulls, and tells them all with wit and style.

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    Beyond the Zonules of Zinn
    A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Bainbridge
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674026100
    ISBN 10: 0674026101

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: MJN
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED057000, MED005000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 611/.8
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI036000
    B&T Approval Code: A50890000
    DC22: 611.8
    B&T Approval Code: A60605200
    LC classification: QM451 .B35 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: MKJ
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    28 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    David Bainbridge is Clinical Anatomist, St. Catharine's College, Cambridge University.
    Review quote
    [A] wonderful exploration of the brain and central nervous system...Writing in prose that is precise, descriptive, and engaging, [Bainbridge] offers vibrant depictions of neuroscientists' discoveries and the brain's evolution. Moving from structure and evolution to the senses, engineering, and wiring of the brain, the author eloquently describes the functioning of the central nervous system and then briefly examines the connections between the brain and the mind, along with more esoteric functions such as memory and consciousness.--Candice Kai"Library Journal (starred review)" (01/01/2008)