Where in the brain would you find the hippocampus and what is its function? What happens in the brain when we laugh? What’s the checklist for assessing the severity of a brain injury? And how is Alzheimer’s different from other dementias? In this accessible and fascinating book, readers will learn the answers to these questions and many more.How the Brain Works takes the reader from the physiology of the brain through to its processes—such as what happens in the brain while we sleep—and on to traumas, diseases, and psychological conditions. From learning about the blood vessels in the head to what goes wrong when someone has a stroke, from how the brain processes language to diagnosing meningitis, from anorexia nervosa to post natal depression, How the Brain Works expertly explains the processes of the brain in a way that we can all understand. Whether looking to identify a medical complaint, seeking further information about a diagnosis, or just keen to understand the processes of the human mind, How the Brain Works is an excellent, accessible reference work written by medical professionals. With more than 600 color photographs, medical imaging, and anatomically accurate artworks, How the Brain Works is a highly detailed but simply written, wide-ranging guide that will appeal to both general readers and students.
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About the Author
Professor Peter Abrahams has practiced medicine for more than 30 years and has taught medicine and anatomy in various international institutions, including the University of London, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Iowa. He has also lectured in countries such as Egypt, Israel, and Ghana and worked for the World Health Organization. He has written and edited many books, including Clinical Anatomy of Practical Procedures, An Atlas of Normal Radiological Anatomy, Essentials of Clinical Anatomy, and An Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy.