Brainscapes: An Atlas of Your Life on Earth (Hardback)Rebecca Schwarzlose (author)
- Coming soon
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm
This book is the Lonely Planet travel guide to the brain. With humility, humor, and the familiarity of a local, Rebecca Schwarzlose takes you by the hand and shows you around some of the strangest landscapes of the cortex. In Brainscapes, the brain becomes an open atlas, full of illuminating maps - just one of many enlightening metaphors in this meticulously documented and artfully decorated book -- Stanislas Dehaene, author * Consciousness and the Brain *
In lively prose, Schwarzlose introduces you to your inner cartographer: a complex brain that continuously constructs shifting maps of the world, charted from the perspective of your own body. These maps are not just created by you - they are you. They conjure what you feel, what you remember, and what you do -- Lisa Feldman Barrett, author * Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain *
In Brainscapes, Rebecca Schwarzlose takes the reader on a journey through the brain by explaining all the ways it uses 'maps' to help us experience the world and act in it. I thoroughly enjoyed this broad in scope, and beautifully written, book -- Joseph LeDoux, author * The Deep History of Ourselves *
A beautiful book about one of the most fundamental properties of the brain - its ability as a mapmaker. The meat in our heads organizes and controls everything we do, from perception to emotion, action to cognition, by mapping complex information into simple spaces. Brainscapes explains that deep truth in clear, compelling language. It's a fascinating, well-told story -- Michael Graziano, author * Rethinking Consciousness *
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