The human brain: nothing in the known universe is more complex. Inside each of us, 86 billion neurons communicate through a network of more than 100 trillion connections. More connections than there are stars in the Milky Way. This intricate mass of cells is what allows us to learn, love, think and create. It is the very center of
who we are and what we experience. It is the gateway to our emotions and governs our capacity to interpret the world around us. Yet, it is still one of the greatest mysteries of the human body. In the last 30 years scientists have learned more about the brain than in the previous 3000 years, thanks to technological innovations like non-invasive brain imaging, advances in molecular techniques and genetics.
For the first time in history what had been shrouded from view – exactly how the brain operates while we think, feel, imagine and dream – could be visualised. We are now in the midst of a revolution in our understanding of emotion, the mind, and the brain – a revolution that may compel us to radically rethink treatments for mental and physical illness, personal relationships, approaches to teaching children, and ultimately our view of ourselves. Our Brain is an owner’s manual for our most enigmatic organ, highlighting breakthrough discoveries that will help you learn faster, remember more, sleep better, manage your emotions, change your habits, be more productive and ultimately understand what it means to be you.