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The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku Paperback – May 20, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0393708325 ISBN-10: 0393708322 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (May 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393708322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393708325
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


“This small book carries a lot of punch.” (The Person-Centered Journal)

“[A] quick, entertaining, and simple way to learn about the brain. . . . It is also a suitable format for quick flips while waiting at the doctor’s office, waiting for a train, waiting in line, etc. If you are suffering from information overload, this book is a nice change of pace for learning about the nervous system in short bursts of reading.” (Whose Brain Is It)

“This book combines my love of the brain and love of words and poetry in such an enjoyable and informational manner. You can use these Haiku as topic or class starters, as clarification, or as a lesson in itself about a term. . . . Do get this book – it’s a great addition to your arsenal of classroom teaching tools.” (Teaching High School Psychology)

“[A]n innovative way to learn some facts about neuroscience . . .” (The Lancet Neurology)

“This is an unusual presentation which quietly marries Japanese verse with simple neuroscientific topics. . . . I found it a worthwhile addition to my library.” (Treasure Time: Reviews of Psychological Novels)

“Short little poems
Neuroscience ideas
Tied together here.” (Janet M. Dubinsky, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota)

The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku is yet another medium that Eric Chudler has successfully employed to bring basic concepts of neuroscience to a broad public audience. This book will be an invaluable resource to neuroscientists to describe the mysteries of the brain to people outside—and within—the field.” (William Cameron, PhD; Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University)

About the Author

Eric H. Chudler, PhD, is the executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. He hosts the popular Web site Neuroscience for Kids and lives in Seattle, Washington. 

More About the Author

Dr. Eric Chudler went to elementary, junior and high school in a few places including Los Angeles, California for K to 4th grade, 7th grade and 11th-12th grades, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 5th-6th grade, and Kobe, Japan for 8th-10th grade. He graduated from UCLA (1980, B.S., Psychobiology) and from the University of Washington (1985, Ph.D., Psychology). From 1986 to 1989, Dr. Chudler trained at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) and then in 1989 he took an instructor position in the Department of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA). It was back to Seattle and the University of Washington in 1991 where he has been in a faculty research position (Department of Bioengineering and Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Greenbird on November 19, 2013
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Fun haiku with explanations that actually teach you! And it's a size you can carry around, read while you're in the neurologist's office, for instance.
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