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The Resource We are our brains : a neurobiography of the brain, from the womb to Alzheimer's, D. F. Swaab ; translated by Jane Hedley-Prôle

We are our brains : a neurobiography of the brain, from the womb to Alzheimer's, D. F. Swaab ; translated by Jane Hedley-Prôle

Label
We are our brains : a neurobiography of the brain, from the womb to Alzheimer's
Title
We are our brains
Title remainder
a neurobiography of the brain, from the womb to Alzheimer's
Statement of responsibility
D. F. Swaab ; translated by Jane Hedley-Prôle
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"The culmination of renowned neuroscientist D.F. Swaab's life's work, We Are Our Brains unlocks the mysteries of the most complex organism in the human body, providing a fascinating overview of the brain's role in nearly every aspect of human existence. In short, engaging chapters, Swaab explains what is going on in our brains at every stage of life, including how a fetus's brain develops and the role that pregnancy plays in solidifying certain aspects of our identity; the radical neurological changes that occur during adolescence; what happens when we fall in love; and the neurological basis for a host of different disorders and personality traits"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swaab, D. F.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.S858 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
Label
We are our brains : a neurobiography of the brain, from the womb to Alzheimer's, D. F. Swaab ; translated by Jane Hedley-Prôle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
Development, birth, and parental care -- Threats to the fetal brain in the "safety" of the womb -- Sexual differentiation of the brain in the womb -- Puberty, love, and sexual behavior -- Hypothalamus : survival, hormones, and emotions -- Addictive substances -- The brain and consciousness -- Aggression -- Autism -- Schizophrenia and other reasons for hallucinations -- Repair and electric stimulation -- The brain and sports -- Moral behavior -- Memory -- Neurotheology : the brain and religion -- There isn't more between Heaven and Earth... -- Free will, a pleasant illusion -- Alzheimer's disease -- Death -- Evolution
Control code
840464929
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Extent
xxvi, 417 p.
Isbn
9780812992960
Lccn
2013020412
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)840464929
Label
We are our brains : a neurobiography of the brain, from the womb to Alzheimer's, D. F. Swaab ; translated by Jane Hedley-Prôle
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
Development, birth, and parental care -- Threats to the fetal brain in the "safety" of the womb -- Sexual differentiation of the brain in the womb -- Puberty, love, and sexual behavior -- Hypothalamus : survival, hormones, and emotions -- Addictive substances -- The brain and consciousness -- Aggression -- Autism -- Schizophrenia and other reasons for hallucinations -- Repair and electric stimulation -- The brain and sports -- Moral behavior -- Memory -- Neurotheology : the brain and religion -- There isn't more between Heaven and Earth... -- Free will, a pleasant illusion -- Alzheimer's disease -- Death -- Evolution
Control code
840464929
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Extent
xxvi, 417 p.
Isbn
9780812992960
Lccn
2013020412
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)840464929

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