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Brainscapes: An Introduction to What Neuroscience Has Learned About the Structure, Function, and Abilities of theBrain

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A leading expert on the brain offers an accessible, fascinating, and up-to-date survey of what we know about the brain, from how brain cells communicate with one another to the relationship between pollution and Alzheimer's disease.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 5th 1995 by Hyperion (first published August 1995)
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Cooper Cooper
This short book, published in the 1990s, serves as an introduction to the brain and to the advances made in neuroscience up to that time. Restak knows his subject: he is both a neurologist and a psychiatrist, and for many years he has tried to keep the educated public current with new developments in brain science. This is important, because “more has been learned about the brain in the last twenty years than in the previous two hundred.” And anticipated advances will have an enormous influence ...more
This little green book is a definite must-have addition to any neuroscientist, educator, or anyone interested in the brain. Restak is a good writer, and not only weaves his words well, but uses the writings of others outside the field to make understanding the complicated workings of the brain understandable to someone who is just being introduced to it. I've used this particular book in several papers on deafness and cognition, and every once in a while I pick it up and reread parts of it (usua ...more
Jul 12, 2011 Tianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in learning more about the brain
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A great introduction to Neuroscience and the brain. I couldn't put it down! I know this solidifies my geekdom, however I would totally recommend this book to anyone interested in a quick read on the brain and how it effects every aspect of how we live as individuals.

My four star rating is due to a few times the book gets a little to technical for my liking, but I still do love the book.
Very interesting and fairly easy to understand. The subtitle says it all.
The brain is the physical hardware and what we call the mind is the actual wiring that is created by experiences (the software). Just think. One little snip between the hemispheres or in key places and you are no longer in control. Where does the mind go when you're not in control? or more interesting where does the soul go?
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So far, so good. Reading it when I don't feel up to reading about faith/religions.
very technical
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Richard M. Restak M.D. is an award-winning neuroscientist, neuropsychiatrist and writer. The best-selling author of nineteen acclaimed books about the brain, he has also penned dozens of articles for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. A fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and ...more
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