UCL in the News: A rough guide to the inside of your brain

21 July 2007

People have always been fascinated by the workings of the mind. Now a book in the Rough Guides series offers an insight. …

Dr Sarah Blakemore [UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience] said that many of her patients, especially those with diseases like Parkinson’s where the brain is affected, were keen to learn more about how the brain works.

However, little has been written for the lay person, she said. …

Now The Rough Guide series, famed for its realistic appraisal of holiday destinations, has published its first medical guide - “The Rough Guide to the Brain”. …

Author Barry Gibb, a former neuroscientist from UCL and now a film-maker, said understanding the brain was essential to understanding ourselves. …

Jane Elliott, BBC News