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The idea of the brain : the past and future of neuroscience / Matthew Cobb.

Cobb, Matthew, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 612.823 (Text) 33062009312050 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 10/12/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541646858
  • ISBN: 1541646851
  • Physical Description: 470 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 25 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Past: Heart -- Forces -- Electricity -- Function -- Evolution -- Inhibition -- Neurons -- Machines -- Control -- Present: Memory -- Circuits -- Computers -- Chemistry -- Localisation -- Consciousness -- Future.
Summary, etc.:
"For thousands of years, thinkers and scientists have tried to understand what the brain does. Yet, despite the astonishing discoveries of science, we still have only the vaguest idea of how the brain works. In The Idea of the Brain, scientist and historian Matthew Cobb traces how our conception of the brain has evolved over the centuries. Although it might seem to be a story of ever-increasing knowledge of biology, Cobb shows how our ideas about the brain have been shaped by each era's most significant technologies." --
Subject: Neurosciences > History.

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