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

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

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Hardback Published: 16/01/2014
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Everything we think, do, and refrain from doing is determined by our brain. It shapes our potential, our limitations, and our characters. In other words, we don't just have brains; we are our brains. This forceful conclusion is at the heart of pre-eminent brain researcher DF Swaab's international bestseller. It reveals how nearly everything about us - from our sexual orientation to our religious proclivities - is present in our neuronal circuits before we are even born. In short, engaging chapters that combine fascinating and often bizarre case studies and historical examples, Swaab explains what is going on in our brains at every stage of life, from the womb to the radical changes that take place during adolescence to what happens when we fall in love or get Alzheimer's. Provocative, opinionated and utterly convincing, We Are Our Brains illuminates this complex organ's role in shaping every aspect of human existence.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241003725
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm

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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
13th March 2014
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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

Hardback edition
10th June 2014
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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

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
18th February 2015
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