Two Heads: A Graphic Exploration of How Our Brains Work with Other Brains

Two Heads: A Graphic Exploration of How Our Brains Work with Other Brains

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A lively, accessible, graphic novel that takes us on a highly entertaining and fascinating tour through the wonders and mysteries of the human brain—from a renowned husband-and-wife team of cognitive neuroscientists.

Professors and husband-and-wife team Uta and Chris Frith have pioneered major studies of brain disorders throughout their nearly fifty-year career. Here, in Two Heads, their distinguished careers serve as a prism through which they share the compelling story of the birth of neuroscience and their paradigm-shifting discoveries across areas as wide-ranging as autism and schizophrenia research, and new frontiers of social cognition including diversity, prejudice, confidence, collaboration, and empathy.

Working with their son Alex Frith and artist Daniel Locke, the professors examine the way that neuroscientific research is now focused on the fact we are a social species, whose brains have evolved to work cooperatively. Using an engaging and approachable style, they delve into a wide range of complex concepts and explain them with humor and clarity. You’ll discover what happens when people gather in groups, and how people behave when they’re in pairs—either pitted against each other or working together. Is it better to surround yourself with people who are similar to yourself, or different? And, are two heads really better than one?

Highly original and ingeniously illustrated, Two Heads provides an expansive understanding of how our brains work (and how they work together) and is an irresistible visual delight.

Title:Two Heads: A Graphic Exploration of How Our Brains Work with Other Brains
ISBN:9781501194078
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    Two Heads: A Graphic Exploration of How Our Brains Work with Other Brains Reviews

  • Geoff

    Excellent graphic nonfiction exploring the brain & mind and how they work, the careers of the Friths, and (very interestingly) going deep into science as a practice. For me, the parts about how they d...

  • Sharon Tyler

    Two Heads: A Graphic Exploration of How Our Brains Work with Other Brains was written by Uta Frith, Chris Frith, and Alex Frith, and illustrated by Daniel Locke. Professors and husband-and-wife team U...

  • Angelina  | Bookstagramwithange

    Thank you to publishers @scribnerbooks and @simonandschuster for gifting me an ARC & hardcover copy of Two Heads: A graphic exploration of how our brain works with other brains in exchange for an hone...

  • Nick

    This was a surprisingly good overview of the science behind both brain studies and medical psychology, as it explains the studies that have been done and what is still being studied. In addition to po...

  • Kerry

    I'm entering this as a review because I know the Goodreads computer will ask me for a review because I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Today I received an open and empty package that I think on...

  • Matthew Noe

    Booklist review forthcoming...

  • Andra

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss....

  • Allyson Dyar

    When I first picked this book to review, I was fooled by the title of “Two Heads” as I thought it was going to discuss the theory of right brain versus left brain.Instead, I was treated to a reall...