Neurocomic is a journey through the human brain: a place of neuron forests, memory caves, and castles of deception. Along the way, you’ll encounter Boschean beasts, gia ...more
There's a lot of science, history, facts, etc. given in very few pages, and I really enjoyed reading about all the brainy goodness this book had to offer.
The art is simple, but it kept me in the story. There was quite a bit of information ...more
A bit of a let down. I didn't love the art (except for the cephalopods. They were all marvelous.) Really didn't like the gender depictions. Yes, I'm a feminist pedant. You're either going to be with me on this, or think I'm a nutcase.
Text on lower image reads:
"Oh, my lady! So you were not a hallucination . . . are you the queen of this place?
"No, I'm not. I'm a prisoner just like you."
"Well, fear not, ...more
Science-wise, Neurocomic does a decent job of explaining the inner workings of your brain (as far as I, not a neuroscientist, can tell). The art is okay. It's not great, but it works to convey the ideas.
Where I really lost enthusiasm was the portrayal of women, which is actually noted early on in the text when protagonist dude finds himself inside a brain forest, looks around for the woman he w ...more
I'm a med student and from what we've read so far I believe the book to be accurate but unfortunately a little too simplistic.
And, as more reviewers have also mentioned, the way women are portrayed is pretty dist ...more
Or an audience that knows nothing about neurology or with some grasp of it. The book is in cartoon format but the language and flow of the logic is not quite simple and the book is hard bound and looks very serious. Even though I have some basic knowledge of how the brain works, I still find some info baffling. A strange book. Written by scientists to as an introductory educa ...more
My only criticism is that when they got to speaking about consciousness,
which they only barely mentioned near the end,
they just had to bring out the old ego-driven mechanistic view of biology, ...
which is to say instead of admitting how little they know about consciousness,
they act like someday it will all be explained away as a simple brain function.
I find this perspective to be limited
Still, I p ...more
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I'm a big science gal, specially when it comes to things related to the brain. If it wasn't because of a few things I'm not committed to when it came to becoming a Doctor, I'd be a neurologist.
This book deals with that awesome information, the wonders of something so delicate and complex as the brain, in a matter of drawings explaining these occurrences with a minor story...more
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It's no secret around these lands that I am through my "thesis writing" era lately. As an undergraduate neuroscientist I deal with neurons all the time, the one and only unit that controls everything, from the things that you feel, remember or dream. Everything starts and stops with our brain's neurons. Neurocomic is an introduction to this chaotic field and its approach is far more pleasant than the papers' that I read lately.
So, from ...more
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As the huge subject it implies (Neuroscience) I expected to get more information though.
Liked the ending and the page of recommended books which I will obviously check.