The Human Brain

The Human Brain : A Guided Tour

3.71 (242 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


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, and 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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 158 x 200 x 17mm | 214g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780226918
  • 9781780226910
  • 59,629

Review quote

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

Superb ... I recommend it to anyone interested in this area of science - SUNDAY TIMES
show more

About Susan Greenfield

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Susan has written a range of books on issues relating to the mind and brain for the general reader. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector.
show more

Rating details

242 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 19% (47)
4 44% (106)
3 27% (65)
2 9% (22)
1 1% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X