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Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

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Title: Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

Author: Carl Schoonover

Publisher: Abrams

Type: Non Fiction

Released: Nov. 1, 2010

Length: 240 pages

Take a peek inside the brain with Carl Schoonover, a doctoral candidate in neurobiology and behavior at Columbia University. His book presents fascinating images of the brain, dating from medieval engravings all the way to high-resolution photographs using state-of-the-art techniques. This is the kind of access to the mind usually revealed only to neuroscientists in their laboratories, and is here made available to the general public. It’s an inspiring collection that resembles abstract paintings, and shows the beauty and elegance of the natural world. And it conjures a heightened appreciation of the astounding intricacies of the human mind, as well as a realization of just how much more there is to learn about these complex and microscopic pathways.

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