Neuroscience: Science of the Brain
Publisher: The British Neuroscience Association 2004
Number of pages: 60
The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) commissioned the booklet for the purposes of teaching young people in the UK about the brain and neuroscience, the science of the brain. The booklet contains short explanatory chapters on different subjects written by experts in each topic.
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