Book Review: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Human Brain

In The Idea of the Brain: The Past and Future of Neuroscience, Matthew Cobb, a biologist at the University of Manchester, shows just how long and arduous the road to understanding the brain has been — and, as he makes clear, the journey has only just begun. The brain, we are often told, is the most complex entity in the known universe. And though we surmise that the brain is what allows us to think and feel and perceive and know, it is far from clear how it accomplishes this.


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