The Crossed Organization of Brains

by Edison K. Miyawaki, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 21/06/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781984536501
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781984536518
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781984536495

About the Book

A medical student asks the teacher why the brain’s hemispheres control opposite sides of the body. In this short book, the teacher engages the medical student, all neuroscience students, and anyone interested in the structure of brains in humans and other animals. Why does the left brain refer to the right side of the body and the right brain to the left side? Why are brains wired as they are?

About the Author

Edison K. Miyawaki, M.D. teaches neurology and psychiatry at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, Massachusetts. He has taught for over thirty years. In addition to his publications for professional journals, he has written often about humanities and science for the general reader. From 1998 to 2017, he contributed regularly to The Yale Review. His previous book, published in 2012 by the University of California Medical Humanities Press, is What to Read on Love, not Sex, a reappraisal of Sigmund Freud’s psychology of love. Former editor at The Yale Review, the late J.D. McClatchy, wrote of that book: “Miyawaki here engages a complex and elusive subject that few have ever addressed with more humane understanding.” Miyawaki now brings his unique teaching and writing style into a monograph format with The Crossed Organization of Brains.