The Amazing Brain

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 17, 1991 - Medical - 182 pages
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This rejacketed volume gives a fresh and intriguing tour of the mysterious territory of human intelligence. Beginning with the simplest view of brain anatomy and operations and using the latest research available, Ornstein and Thompson give the reader both an actual and a metaphorical picture of the human brain. 142 line drawings.
  

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Probably somewhat dated by now but I remember it as a really good introduction to some of the fascinating elements about the brain. Good for someone interested in the brain but who doesn't have a lot of background training in the field. Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
The Ramshackle Brain The Rooms Columns Bricks
19
The Columns of Experience
41
The Building Blocks of the Brain
61
The Molecule Is the Messenger
83
A Young Man Recognizes His Mother or A Simplified Tour of
103
The Brain the Mind and the World They Create
131
The Divided Brain
151
The Individual Brain
165
Our Health Maintenance Organization
173
A Modest Proposal or The Planning Construction and Use of
183
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Robert Ornstein is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Company titles including: "The Amazing Brain".

Richard Thompson is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Company titles including: "The Amazing Brain".

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