Your cart

Close

Total AUD

Checkout

Imprint

  • Quercus
  • Quercus

The Brain in Minutes

Rita Carter

Write Review

Rated 0

Popular science

200 key ideas of neuroscience explained in an instant

The brain is considered the most complex structure in all of creation. But recent discoveries in neuroscience are now revealing the inner secrets of the brain - how it works, why it makes us who we are and what happens when it goes wrong.

This cutting-edge and comprehensive guide explains why the human brain became so clever; how it controls everything from breathing, sleeping and seeing to identity, imagination, pleasure and pain; and what will happen when the brain integrates with computers or the latest genetic discoveries. Award-winning science writer Rita Carter also demystifies amnesia, multiple personalities, psychopathy, dreaming, hallucinations, addiction, autism, dyslexia, schizophrenia, dementia, and numerous other conditions of the mind.

THE BRAIN IN MINUTES covers: the origin and anatomy of the brain; control of the body; mood and emotions; perception; consciousness; memory and learning; personality; intelligence and other higher functions; language; strange states of the mind; malfunctions, disease and treatments; and the future of the brain. It also includes 200 high-tech scans, images and diagrams that detail and explain the structure and workings of the amazing human brain.

Read More Read Less

Rita Carter

Rita Carter is an award-winning science and medical writer who contributes to, among others, THE TIMES, NEW SCIENTIST and the INDEPENDENT. Having in the past worked as a TV presenter, Rita continues to appear in the media as an authority on science and gives lectures throughout Europe and the US.

Readers also viewed

Left
Right
This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay