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    The idea of the brain : the past and future of neuroscience / Matthew Cobb.
    by Cobb, Matthew, author.
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    New York, New York : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, Limited Liability Company, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Incorporated, [2020]
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  • Neurosciences -- History.
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  • Neurology.
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    9781541646858
    1541646851
    9781541646865
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    470 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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    First US edition.
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    Introduction -- Past: Heart -- Forces -- Electricity -- Function -- Evolution -- Inhibition -- Neurons -- Machines -- Control -- Present: Memory -- Circuits -- Computers -- Chemistry -- Localisation -- Consciousness -- Future.
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    For thousands of years, thinkers and scientists have tried to understand what the brain does. Yet, despite the astonishing discoveries of science, we still have only the vaguest idea of how the brain works. In The Idea of the Brain, scientist and historian Matthew Cobb traces how our conception of the brain has evolved over the centuries. Although it might seem to be a story of ever-increasing knowledge of biology, Cobb shows how our ideas about the brain have been shaped by each era's most significant technologies. (Publisher)
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