Neuroscience: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain & Consciousness (Paperback)

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How can a three-pound mass of jelly that you can hold in your palm imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos?
-V. S. Ramachandran, neuroscientist, 2011

How we think, feel, move, remember, imagine, and experience the outside world and our own bodies is the domain of neuroscience. For millennia, the workings of the brain and nerves could be approached only through superstition and conjecture. Then, in the 19th century, neuroscience began to cast light on this most complex of our bodily systems. This accessible, illustrated book traces the development of neuroscience, from ancient beliefs to the technologies of the present day.

Topics include:
- The interaction of mind, soul, and body
- Localization of functions within the brain
- Workings of the nervous system
- The motor system and how we move
- The sensory system and how we construct perception
- Mental illness, brain damage, and lessons from dysfunction and disease
- Mental activity, including learning, memory, identity, and imagination

Featuring photographs, diagrams and profiles of key figures, this book provides a wonderful grounding in the study of neuroscience through history.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Fundamentals Series explains fascinating and far-reaching topics in simple terms. Designed with rustic, tactile covers and filled with dynamic illustrations and fact boxes, these books will help you quickly get to grips with complex topics across the sciences and humanities.

About the Author


Anne Rooney is an award-winning author who has written several bestselling books on history, philosophy and science. She was longlisted for the prestigious Aventis Science Prize in 2004, was shortlisted for the ALCS Educational Writers' Award in 2015 and won the School Library Association Information Book Award in 2018. She has a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge and has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her books have been translated into 22 languages.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781398802353
ISBN-10: 1398802352
Publisher: Sirius Entertainment
Publication Date: April 15th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English