The "New York Times" Book of the Brain

The "New York Times" Book of the Brain

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A collection of articles on the brain, gathered from the "Science Times" section of "The New York Times". There are chapters on senses, emotions, mood, memory, language, consciousness, dreams, medicine and more. The articles aim to illuminate key discoveries made during the last decade of the 20th century about the physiology, psychology and neurology of this vital organ. How is it that we learn? How does the brain make sense of our world? How do children's brains develop? What goes awry in cases of trauma and mental illness? How does the brain repair itself and compensate? What is the nature of consciousness? These and many other mysteries are explored in the volume.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 265 pages
  • 178.8 x 235.7 x 18.5mm | 449.06g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised and Expanded ed.
  • 1585745324
  • 9781585745326

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"A gratifying and artful blend of edification and entertainment." - Kirkus Reviews; "What a wonderful idea for a bookl You get the most up-to-date, cutting-edge information hot off the presses of The New York Times." - Richard Ellis, author of Deep Atlanticshow more

About Nicholas Wade

Nicholas Wade is a science reporter for The New York Times. He was the editor of Science Times from 1990 through 1996. Previously the Washington correspondent and deputy editor of Nature, Wade is the author of The Ultimate Experiment, The Nobel Duel, Betrayers of the Truth (with William J. Broad), and A World Beyond Healing. Wade was born in England and currently lives in New Jersey.show more

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