martedì 7 aprile 2015

New Scientist, The Human Brain

"Lucky you. If you’re reading this, you are in possession of one of the most complex and incredible objects in the known universe. It isn’t much to look at, but it is what allows us to experience the world, communicate, build civilizations, create great art and fly to the moon. It is, of course, the human brain.

How does a 1.4 kilogram tangle of nerve cells allow you to sense, understand and change the world?

How does it support thought, memory and consciousness?

What is intelligence?

What happens when it goes wrong, and how does it change as we grow older?"...

The Human Brain, the latest issue of New Scientist: The Collection, is dedicated to the wonderful organ inside your head. A collection of some of the best, recent New Scientist articles on the subject, The Human Brain is available to buy now.

The volume is divided into 10 chapters: from chapter n. 1, dealing with the mechanisms of brain functioning and developing, since chapter n. 10, dealing with sleeping. Look here the titles and subtitles of the whole book. 

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