We are our brains : a neurobiography of the brain, from the womb to Alzheimer's / D.F. Swaab ; translated by Jane Hedley-Prôle.
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- Physical Description: xxvi, 417 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 
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Development, birth, and parental care -- Threats to the fetal brain in the "safety" of the womb -- Sexual differentiation of the brain in the womb -- Puberty, love, and sexual behavior -- Hypothalamus: survival, hormones, and emotions -- Addictive substances -- The brain and consciousness -- Aggression -- Autism -- Schizophrenia and other reasons for hallucinations -- Repair and electric stimulation -- The brain and sports -- Moral behavior -- Memory -- Neurotheology: the brain and religion -- There isn't more between Heaven and Earth... -- Free will, a pleasant illusion -- Alzheimer's disease -- Death -- Evolution.
"The culmination of renowned neuroscientist D.F. Swaab's life's work, We Are Our Brains unlocks the mysteries of the most complex organism in the human body, providing a fascinating overview of the brain's role in nearly every aspect of human existence. In short, engaging chapters, Swaab explains what is going on in our brains at every stage of life, including how a fetus's brain develops and the role that pregnancy plays in solidifying certain aspects of our identity; the radical neurological changes that occur during adolescence; what happens when we fall in love; and the neurological basis for a host of different disorders and personality traits"-- Provided by publisher.
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