Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain


From the author of How Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain in the tradition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

ISBN: 9781529018646 Author: Barrett, Lisa Feldman Publisher: Picador Publication Date: 28th October 2021 Imprint: Picador Cover: Paperback Dewey: 611.81 (edition:23) Pages: 224 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

From the bestselling author of How Emotions Are Made

‘A series of highly accessible, content-rich and eminently readable essays . . . Fascinating and informative, it is popular science at its best’ – Observer

‘Small in size but big on ideas . . . [Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain] is absorbing, thought-provoking stuff’ – Evening Standard

In seven short chapters (plus a brief history of how brains evolved), this slim, entertaining, and accessible collection reveals mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research. You’ll learn where brains came from, how they’re structured (and why it matters), and how yours works in tandem with other brains to create everything you experience. Along the way, you’ll also learn to dismiss popular myths such as the idea of a ‘lizard brain’ and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions, or even between nature and nurture, to determine your behaviour.

Sure to intrigue casual readers and scientific veterans alike, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain is full of surprises, humour, and important implications for human – a gift of a book about our mot complex and crucial organ that you will want to savour again and again.

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