The Idea Of The Brain: The Past And Future Of Neuroscience

April 21, 2020|
The Idea Of The Brain: The Past And Future Of Neuroscience by Matthew Cobb
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An "elegant", "engrossing" (Carol Tavris,Wall Street Journal) examination of what we think we know about the brain and why -- despite technological advances -- the workings of our most essential organ remain a mystery.

"I cannot recommend this book strongly enough."--Henry Marsh, author ofDo No Harm
For thousands of years, thinkers and scientists have tried to understand what the brain does. Yet, despite the astonishing discoveries of science, we still have only the vaguest idea of how the brain works. InThe Idea of the Brain, scientist and historian Matthew Cobb traces how our conception of the brain has evolved over the centuries. Although it might seem to be a story of ever-increasing knowledge of biology, Cobb shows how our ideas about the brain have been shaped by each era''s most significant technologies. Today we might think the brain is like a supercomputer. In the past, it has been compared to a telegraph, a telephone exchange, or some kind of hydraulic system. What will we think the brain is like tomorrow, when new technology arises? The result is an essential read for anyone interested in the complex processes that drive science and the forces that have shaped our marvelous brains.

Matthew Cobbis a professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Manchester, where he studies olfaction, insect behavior, and the history of science. He earned his PhD in psychology and genetics from the University of Sheffield. He is the author of five books:Life''s Greatest Secret,Generation,The Resistance, Eleven...
Title:The Idea Of The Brain: The Past And Future Of Neuroscience
Product dimensions:496 pages, 9.6 X 6.45 X 1.95 in
Shipping dimensions:496 pages, 9.6 X 6.45 X 1.95 in
Published:April 21, 2020
Publisher:Basic Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781541646858

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