Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) Illustrated Edition
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- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated edition (December 14, 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0393709604
- ISBN-13 : 978-0393709605
- Item Weight : 1.47 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #28,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's a hard slog, but what do you expect? The facts are fascinating but challenging. The mysteries are numerous and getting more numerous all the time.
Readers who make the effort to read this carefully (maybe more than once) will be rewarded by winning a hard foundation of knowledge of the field and a thick shield against the nonsense about the brain that fills the air.
I that it would have more colored pictures to illustrate. I found boring reading not grabbing me to be interested