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Neuropolis: A Brain Science Survival Guide

Robert Newman.
Item #: D12758
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 256 / 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008228651
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After imagining volunteering for a brain-imaging experiment meant to locate the part of the brain that lights up when you're in love, British comedian Robert Newman emerged with more questions than answers; is the brain really just a complicated computer? Here he puzzles over why brain science is devoted to such a peculiarly reductionist world view, when really exciting advances in neuroscience go untold, such as awe-inspiring discoveries tracing the origins of memory back to ancient oceans. Newman also shows how our brains are profoundly intertwined with our bodies, the natural world, and the world we have made, and offers both critiques of celebrity scientists and hilarious accounts of his own participation in neurological experiments.


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