Neurocomic

Neurocomic

Book - 2013
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A genre-splicing collaboration between a neuroscientist and a comics artist (who also happens to study neuroscience) about the way our brains work.Welcome to Neurocomic, a visually captivating adventure through the brain. Neurocomic is populated by quirky creatures, bizarre landscapes and famous neuroscientists. Our nameless protagonist evades vindictive colossal squid, negotiates mysterious trap doors, battles Boschean narcotic demons and navigates forests of neurons to take you on a rapturous journey through the most complex organic structure in the universe. Neurocomic makes a baffling, mysterious subject approachable for the layman but it's also a wonderful object in its own right, one that cries out to be picked up and read. Produced in association with the Wellcome Trust, the largest medical charity in the world, Neurocomic is a wonderful introduction to the complexities of the brain.
Published: London : Nobrow Ltd, 2013.
ISBN: 9781907704703
1907704701
Branch Call Number: GN NEU
Characteristics: 128 pages :,chiefly illustrations (black and white) ;,25 cm

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IndyPL_SteveB May 11, 2019

A graphic novel version of a simple text on how the brain works. A man falls into a human brain and has to find his way out, past neuron forests, memory caves, ninja neurotransmitters, and other analogies. He is guided by images of the great brain researchers (Golgi, Cajal, Sherrington, Berger, etc.). The book reminds me of the sort of things that Larry Gonick has done (e.g., *The Cartoon History of the Universe.*). This might be useful as background if you are taking a class that includes brain physiology or otherwise want to know these details. The book is sort of entertaining; but I don’t know how much will stick in my head with one reading.

It does have the distinct advantage of being *short*, however. And some of the younger people seem to reject any book that is *not* in a cartoon format.

JCLOctavia May 15, 2017

The topic of the brain is interesting. The drawings are very crude and basic which takes away from the information that is being explained.

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