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

Dick Swaab

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Penguin
25 March 2015
Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences
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.
By:   Dick Swaab
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   326g
ISBN:   9780141978239
ISBN 10:   0141978236
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   25 March 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dick Swaab is a renowned neuroscience researcher who has received international acclaim for his work on sex differences in the brain, Alzheimer's disease and depression. He served as director of the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research for 27 years and received the Academy medal for his significant role in international neuroscience.

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