The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku

The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku

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by Eric Chudler
     
 

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Fun, informative poetry about the brain.

Elephant on brain
"You have a lot on your mind"
Neurologist says.

The brain has fascinated philosophers and scientists for centuries. And why not? It is perhaps the most mysterious thing in the universe. Yet it’s probably safe to say that The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku approaches

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Fun, informative poetry about the brain.

Elephant on brain
"You have a lot on your mind"
Neurologist says.

The brain has fascinated philosophers and scientists for centuries. And why not? It is perhaps the most mysterious thing in the universe. Yet it’s probably safe to say that The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku approaches the brain in a way that no one has before.

Neuroscientist Eric H. Chudler has created a whimsical yet educational book of haiku about the brain, each poem conforming to the strict definition of the Japanese verse form: three lines containing five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables. Organized in three parts, one part discusses places (areas of the brain); one takes up things (such as brain scans); and one is about people (such as the researchers who have helped us learn about this elusive organ). Extensive notes complete the book, educating readers in an amusing, poetic, and at times moving fashion.

This book will be sure to delight science readers.

Editorial Reviews

Janet M. Dubinsky
“Short little poems
Neuroscience ideas
Tied together here.”
William Cameron
“The Little Book of Neuroscience Haikuis 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.”
Treasure Time: Reviews of Psychological Novels
“This is an unusual presentation which quietly marries Japanese verse with simple neuroscientific topics. . . . I found it a worthwhile addition to my library.”
The Lancet Neurology
“[A]n innovative way to learn some facts about neuroscience . . .”
Teaching High School Psychology
“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.”
Whose Brain Is It
“[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.”
The Person-Centered Journal
“This small book carries a lot of punch.”
International Journal of Psychotherapy
“This book takes an unconventional and playful approach to a subject that is usually deemed to be difficult and complex . . . . It can be enjoyed by professionals in the field and anyone else interested in learning some of the basics in neuroscience. . . . [A] pleasure to read.”
Frontiers in Neurology
“[C]ould potentially be a powerful impetus for undergraduate, graduate, medical, and younger learners of neurobiology.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393708851
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB

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Elephant on brain

"You have a lot on your mind"

Neurologist says.

Meet 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. 

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The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptional, interesting read
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