Fun, informative poetry about the brain.
Elephant on brain
"You have a lot on your mind"
The brain has fascinated philosophers and scientists for centuries. And why not? It is perhaps the most mysterious thing in the universe. Yet it’s probably safe to say that The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku approaches the brain in a way that no one has before.
Neuroscientist Eric H. Chudler has created a whimsical yet educational book of haiku about the brain, each poem conforming to the strict definition of the Japanese verse form: three lines containing five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables. Organized in three parts, one part discusses places (areas of the brain); one takes up things (such as brain scans); and one is about people (such as the researchers who have helped us learn about this elusive organ). Extensive notes complete the book, educating readers in an amusing, poetic, and at times moving fashion.
This book will be sure to delight science readers.
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Reviews and Endorsements:
“[A] quick, entertaining, and simple way to learn about the brain. . . . It is also a suitable format for quick flips while waiting at the doctor’s office, waiting for a train, waiting in line, etc. If you are suffering from information overload, this book is a nice change of pace for learning about the nervous system in short bursts of reading.” — Whose Brain Is It
“This book combines my love of the brain and love of words and poetry in such an enjoyable and informational manner. You can use these Haiku as topic or class starters, as clarification, or as a lesson in itself about a term. . . . Do get this book – it’s a great addition to your arsenal of classroom teaching tools.” — Teaching High School Psychology
“[A]n innovative way to learn some facts about neuroscience . . .” — The Lancet Neurology
“This is an unusual presentation which quietly marries Japanese verse with simple neuroscientific topics. . . . I found it a worthwhile addition to my library.” — Treasure Time: Reviews of Psychological Novels
“Short little poems
Tied together here.” — Janet M. Dubinsky, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota
“The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku is yet another medium that Eric Chudler has successfully employed to bring basic concepts of neuroscience to a broad public audience. This book will be an invaluable resource to neuroscientists to describe the mysteries of the brain to people outside—and within—the field.” — William Cameron, PhD; Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University
About the Author:
Eric H. Chudler, PhD, is the executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. He hosts the popular Web site Neuroscience for Kids and lives in Seattle, Washington. ??