We Are Our Brains

We Are Our Brains : From the Womb to Alzheimer's

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Everything we think, do and refrain from doing is determined by our brain. From religion to sexuality, it shapes our potential, our desires and our characters. Taking us through every stage in our lives, from the womb to falling in love to old age, Dick Swaab shows that we don't just have brains: we are our brains. 'A blockbuster about the brain ... provocative, fascinating, remarkable' Clive Cookson, Financial Times 'A giant in the field' Zoe Williams, Guardian 'Engrossing, intriguing and enlightening' Robin Ince 'Enchantingly written' The Times Higher Education 'Wide-ranging, fun and informative ... as an ice-breaker at parties, it is unmatched' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 326g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141978236
  • 9780141978239
  • 46,924

About Dick. F. Swaab

Dick Swaab is a renowned neuroscience researcher who has received international acclaim for his work on sex differences in the brain, Alzheimer's disease and depression. He served as director of the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research for 27 years and received the Academy medal for his significant role in international neuroscience.
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