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The three-pound enigma

the human brain and the quest to unlock its mysteries

by Shannon Moffett

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Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Brain -- Popular works,
  • Brain -- Localization of functions -- Popular works

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Shannon Moffett.
    GenrePopular works.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP376 .M5845 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3425065M
    ISBN 101565124235
    LC Control Number2005048283


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