We Are Our Brains: A Neurobiography of the Brain, from the Womb to Alzheimer's

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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
Spiegel & Grau
Publish Date
Pages
417
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.6 X 9.3 inches | 1.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780812992960

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About the Author

D. F. Swaab is an internationally renowned researcher in neuroscience and a professor of neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam. He is the founder of the Netherlands Brain Bank, which supplies the international research community with clinical and neuropathological brain tissue, and he currently leads the Neuropsychiatric Disorders research team at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. In 2008, Professor Swaab received the Medal of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for his significant role in national and international neuroscience.

Reviews

"Swaab's 'neurobiography' is witty, opinionated, passionate, and, above all, cerebral."--Booklist (starred review)

"A fascinating survey . . . Swaab employs both personal and scientific observation in near-equal measure."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A cogent, provocative account of how twenty-first-century 'neuroculture' has the potential to effect profound medical and social change."--Kirkus Reviews