The Human Brain
A Guided Tour
By Susan Greenfield
Read by Fiona Shaw
Susan Greenfield, one of the world's pre-eminent scientists, takes the reader on a guided tour of the final frontier in human understanding: the brain.
Locked away remote from the rest of the body in its own custom-built casing of skull bone, with no intrinsic moving parts, the human brain remains a tantalising mystery. But now, more than ever before, we have the expertise to tackle this mystery - the last 20 years have seen astounding progress in brain research.
Susan Greenfield begins by exploring the roles of different regions of the brain. She then switches to the opposite direction and examines how certain functions, such as movement and vision, are accommodated in the brain. She describes how a brain is made from a single fertilized egg, and the fate of the brain is traced through life as we see how it constantly changes as a result of experience to provide the essence of a unique individual.
A bite-sized science classic, read by Fiona Shaw
(p) 1997 Orion Publishing Group
Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Susan has written a range of books on issues relating to the mind and brain for the general reader. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector.
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26 Mar 2015
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