The brain: mystery of matter and mind
This volume presents a basic overview of the human brain. The brain is the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate, and most invertebrate, animals. In vertebrates, the brain is located in the head, protected by the skull and close to the primary sensory apparatus of vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell. This work contains a quick look at mankind's knowledge about the human brain throughout history. It also looks at human brain anatomy, the neurons, sensory perception, and the capacity for language, intelligence and creativity, memory, psychiatry, states of consciousness and sleep, as well as other rudimentary examinations of several medical aspects of neurology.
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