Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain


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if you are interested in psychology or neuroscience (and if you’ve studied it in the past – get ready to throw out a lot of the things you were taught!).

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(from the publisher)

From the bestselling author of How Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain.

‘A series of highly accessible, content-rich and eminently readable essays… Fascinating and informative, it is popular science at its best’ – Observer

In seven short chapters (plus a brief history of how brains evolved), this slim, entertaining, and accessible collection reveals mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research. You’ll learn where brains came from, how they’re structured (and why it matters), and how yours works in tandem with other brains to create everything you experience.

Along the way, you’ll also learn to dismiss popular myths such as the idea of a ‘lizard brain’ and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions, or even between nature and nurture, to determine your behaviour. Sure to intrigue casual readers and scientific veterans alike, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain is full of surprises, humour, and important implications for humankind – a gift of a book about our most complex and crucial organ that you will want to savour again and again.

‘Small in size but big on ideas… absorbing, thought-provoking stuff’ – Evening Standard

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 142 g
Dimensions 196 × 129 × 15 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9781529018646


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