A short but engaging exploration of the brain.
In Brains, scientist Leif Østergaard explores our most complicated and mysterious organ. From the dissection of Einstein's brain to research on how to map networks of neurons, Østergaard deconstructs the different parts of the brain and provides an engaging overview of its essential functions. He explains how we store information in the synapses of neural networks and how these networks carry commands to our muscles and internal organs and receive sensory input from our skin, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Delving into the subconscious, we learn what our brains are doing while we sleep and how neurotransmitters play a role in addiction. In this fascinating book, Østergaard reveals how this enigmatic organ is even more complex than we thought it was.
In Reflections, a series copublished with Denmark's Aarhus University Press, scholars deliver 60-page reflections on key concepts. These books present unique insights on a wide range of topics that entertain and enlighten readers with exciting discoveries and new perspectives.
About the Author
Leif Østergaard (AARHUS, DK) is a clinical professor in the Department of Neuroradiology at Aarhus University.
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