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Il cervello umano

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  99 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, Tascabili Bompiani, 452 pages
Published 1983 by Bompiani (first published 1963)
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This is so much more than just a book about how our brain works. Asimov is a maximalist (it comes with Russian heritage) and is obsessive about leaving no corner of the brain's influence unexamined. The body is a useless set of potentials, of magnificent self-regulating processes and structural ingenuity, without that grey, reticulated governor crowning the spinal cord. So, in order to properly treat the brain's own structure, chemistry and function, Asimov feels it is necessary to explain every ...more
Ilya Cherkasov
Больше порадовали выводы не об, собственно, мозге, а о куче веществ, которые потребляет и генерирует наше тело.
Good introductory test for those interested in the physico-electrobiochemistry of how Earth organisms operate, with the focus on us humans; occasionally it touches on the comparison between us and other organisms. For example: how much more intellectually conceptual and abstract are we humans than organisms close to us? -- such as cetaceans, other primates, dogs and longer-memoried mammals (e.g., elephants); are chimpanzees and Bonobos just mentally playing out solutions to rather simple (much l ...more
Написана 50 лет назад и многие взгляды устарели. Однако, в целом правильно и полезно. Книги выстроена от простого и тривиального к сложному и интересному. В первой половине я засыпал, во второй - вспоминал курсы анатомии и физиологии центральной нервной системы. Очень круто описаны строения органов зрения и слуха. Прям восторг! 4,5 из 5.
This was a very good overview of multiple biological concepts, even if the science is slightly outdated. Asimov's penchant for referring to every term's etymological roots might be this book's most valuable contribution.
Jan 01, 2008 haley marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
brains is crazy, y'all.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

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