We Are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's (Paperback)
  • We Are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's (Paperback)

We Are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 29/01/2015
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Everything we think, do and refrain from doing is determined by our brain. From religion to sexuality, it shapes our potential, our desires and our characters. Taking us through every stage in our lives, from the womb to falling in love to old age, Dick Swaab shows that we don't just have brains: we are our brains.

'A blockbuster about the brain ... provocative, fascinating, remarkable' Clive Cookson, Financial Times

'A giant in the field' Zoe Williams, Guardian

'Engrossing, intriguing and enlightening' Robin Ince

'Enchantingly written' The Times Higher Education

'Wide-ranging, fun and informative ... as an ice-breaker at parties, it is unmatched' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141978239
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

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“This is a real eye opener!”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Even though the brain is one of the most complicated things to understand, Swaab does this in an accessible way that suits people even if they don't have an academic background in... More

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“We Are Our Brains”

An insightful and thought provoking book, revealing the way our brain determines everything about us. I was worried the complex subject matter might make for intimidating reading but Swaab has managed to write an... More

Hardback edition
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This book is about the most important of our organs - the one that doesn't just make us who we are, it is who we are. The author is clearly passionate about the subject and puts his many years experience studying... More

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