The Human Brain Book is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each of us
what we are - unique individuals. It combines the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert text and
state-of-the-art illustrations and imaging techniques to provide an incomparable insight into every facet of the brain.
Layer by layer, it reveals the fascinating details of this remarkable structure, covering all the key anatomy and delving
into the inner workings of the mind, unlocking its many mysteries, and helping you to understand what's going on in
those millions of little gray and white cells.
Tricky concepts are illustrated and explained with clarity and
precision, as The Human Brain Book looks at how the brain sends messages to the rest of the body, how we
think and feel, how we perform unconscious actions (for example breathing), explores the nature of genius, asks why
we behave the way we do, explains how we see and hear things, and how and why we dream. Physical and
psychological disorders affecting the brain and nervous system are clearly illustrated and summarized in easy-to-
The unique DVD brings the subject to life with interactive elements. These include a
clickable model of the brain's structure that allows the user to zoom in and discover deeper layers of detail, while
complex processes, such as the journey of a nerve impulse, are broken down and simplified through intuitive
Awards and Notable lists:
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 for 2010 (NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Committee)