Being Human
Original title: Ser humanos
Category: Non-Fiction | Science

Being Human

Original title: Ser humanos
Category: Non-Fiction | Science
Synopsis:

Everything you need to know about the brain

In recent decades, advances in neuroscience have revealed many aspects of the functioning of the brain, the organ that has made human beings the most complex beings on the planet, to the extent that they are now able to ask questions about their own nature. However, the brain, an organ composed of almost 100 billion cells, still remains a challenge full of enigmas for scientists.

In Being Human, Facundo Manes, internationally renowned neuroscientist, takes us on a great journey of discovery, sharing with us in an accessible and engaging way the important advances in brain science. Along the way, we will be given the answers to many of the questions that arise. Are reason and emotion compatible? What purpose do emotions really serve? What is stress? How do the brain and violence relate? How does memory work? How does the brain make decisions? What habits can help the health and well-being of our brain? What are the keys to understanding the brain of the future and artificial intelligence? Will machines be wiser than humans?

This book is an attractive invitation to understand the great enigmas of the brain and will become a work of reference for anyone who wants to know how the brain has made us human.

Facundo Manes, a world reference in neuroscience and a masterful scientific communicator, offers us a reference book on the brain in which he addresses everything we know so far about how the brain works and how it distinguishes us from all other beings on Earth.

After the huge success of Using the Brain and The Brain of the Future, Facundo Manes and Mateo Niro present us with an excellent reference work in which they share with us the latest scientific advances to decipher and understand the great mystery of the brain.

Technical data

Publishing date: | 480 pages | ISBN: 978-84-493-3844-1 | Imprint: Ediciones Paidós