Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain

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Harvard University Press, 2008 - Medical - 338 pages
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In his latest book, Bainbridge combines an otherworldly journey through the central nervous system with an accessible and entertaining account of how the brain's anatomy has often misled anatomists about its function. Bainbridge uses the structure of the brain to set his book apart from the many volumes that focus on brain function.
 

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User Review  - BakuDreamer - LibraryThing

This is very good, ought to be an interactive DVD. He bulids up to, sort of, but never actually states, what makes a lot more sense now. You actually have two brains ( just like you have two lungs and two kidneys, there are two brains there in your head { YMMV } } Read full review

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User Review  - KR2 - LibraryThing

This is one of those books that I wish I had a better memory for. I felt that I wanted to cram it all in and found myself rereading passages so as to try and not forget them. That said, Bainbridge did ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
SKULL MARROW First Thoughts about the Mind
11
SERVANTS AND GUARDS OF THE GREAT KING The Classical Brain
18
THE BRAIN AS GEOGRAPHY Maps of the Mind
28
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT The Development of a Brain
38
LEONARDOS BUTTERFLY The Spinal Cord
61
INTERLUDE The Worm that Turned Over
82
A FOREST SO DENSE The New Anatomy of Santiago Ramon y Cajal
93
STINKIN AND THINKIN The Origins of the Nose
179
INTO THE MARRIAGE CHAMBER FOR SOME SEXY SYNESTHESIA Entering the Forebrain
192
WHY IS D BROWN? When the Senses Mix
212
INTERLUDE Shrapnel and Magnets
221
THE BRAIN AS ENGINEERING Wilder Penfield and the Cortex
229
THE APPARENT DISORDER OF THE CEREBRAL JUNGLE What Is in Those Hemispheres?
243
THE SEAHORSE AND THE ALMOND Memory Learning and Fear
275
THE HARD QUESTION Brain Size and Consciousness
290

THE LITTLE FISH WHO NEVER GREW UP The Origins of the Ear
104
THE BRAIN AS ARCHAEOLOGY The Hindbrain
122
BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE ER SQUID The Origins of the Eye
144
HILLOCKS BUTTOCKS BLINDSIGHT AND BLACK STUFF The Midbrain
160
No Turning Back
310
FURTHER READING
317
INDEX
323
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About the author (2008)

David Bainbridge is Clinical Anatomist and Fellow, St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge .

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