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Book review: The Brain: What it Does, How it Works & How it Affects Behaviour

Senior lecturer Bernadette Waldron reviews The Brain: What it Does, How it Works & How it Affects Behaviour

The Brain: What it Does, How it Works & How it Affects Behaviour

Catherine Loveday

Carlton Books

£9.99 | 192pp

ISBN: 9780233005454

Many books about the brain can be arduous, preventing students and qualified nurses from studying and understanding this central organ of the human nervous system that drives all our behaviour.

The Brain is written in an accessible style, with the author discussing what it does and how it does it using the latest research in neuroscience. There is use of case study examples throughout the book to help illustrate disease processes, making the book interesting to the reader. There are ‘myth busters' interspersed throughout the book with reinforcement of what the latest evidence suggests.

The design and use of illustrations in the book, including imaging technologies give the reader pictorial references to enhance their

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