The Human Brain

Dangerous and Amazing

What makes us human? We are different from all other species – at the top of the food chain, with no one to fear but ourselves. We’ve made enormous progress, invented incredible things, and gathered an impressive amount of knowledge about the world we live in.

Until quite recently, there has been little research on the prefrontal cortex, despite its crucial position when it comes to human behaviour.

What happens in your brain when you’re standing in front of the cans of soup at the store, trying to choose which one to get for dinner? Why are young people more willing to put themselves at risk? What is it that makes us able to act calmly even when we feel like we’re about to explode with anger? The answers to these – and a number of other interesting questions – can be found in the frontal lobe.

Scientists have come a long way in recent years when it comes to figuring out how this part of the brain works. The Human Brain serves as a thought-provoking and entertaining introduction to one of the brain’s most complicated areas.

Enthusiastic and accessible specialist information that efficiently weaves together all the most important and funniest brain stories in 175 easy-to-read pages

Tidsskriftet Michael, Lasse Pihlstrøm, Specialist in neurology

Easy-to-read and interesting book about the prefrontal cortex/frontal lobe. This is popular science and research communication at its best!