Moheb Costandi – 50 Ideas You Really Need To Know – The Human Brain – 9781780879109

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Moheb Costandi - 50 Ideas You Really Need To Know - The Human Brain - 9781780879109

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The book consists of 50 small chapters featuring findings at the forefront of neuroscience, dividing further into 6 areas such as:

1. Structure and function of the nervous system

2. Your brain, Your Self

3. Thought process

4. The Dynamic brain

5. Breaking from Dogma

6. Emerging technologies and challenges

In chapter 36, page 146 author talks about SuperAgers which are small group of people that are 80 years old or older whose brain appear to be resistant to the effects of ageing. Laboratory tests on memory showed that these individuals managed to outperform other healthy people of the same age group and matched the performance of healthy adults aged between 50 and 65.

Some of the aspects covered in this book included:

The human brain, Brain, The nervous system, Cell death, Adolescence, Default mode, The ageing brain, Cell migration, Movement, Free will, Personality, Mental time travel, Bodily awareness, Sensory perception, Prediction error, Decoding, Neuroethics, Attention, Stress and the brain, Epigenetics, Sex differences, Glial cells, Brain stimulation, Bran damaged patients, Specialized brain regions, SuperAgers

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