Half a brain is enough : the story of Nico /
|Published:||Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000|
|Series:||Cambridge studies in cognitive perceptual development
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|Main Author:||Battro, Antonio M|
Half A Brain Is Enough is the moving and extraordinary story of Nico, a little boy who at the age of three was given a right hemispherectomy to control intractable epilepsy. Antonio Battro, a distinguished neuroscientist and educationalist, charts what he calls Nico's 'neuroeducation' with humour and compassion in an intriguing book which is part case history, part meditation on the nature of consciousness and the brain, and part manifesto. Throughout the book Battro combines the highest standards of scientific scholarship with a warmth and humanity that guide the reader through the intricacies of brain surgery, neuronal architecture and the application of the latest information technology in education, in a way that is accessible and engaging as well as making a significant contribution to the current scientific literature. Half A Brain Is Enough will be compulsory reading for anyone who is interested in the ways we think and learn.
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|Physical Description:||xvi, 118 p. : ill. ; 24 cm|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-112) and index|