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The brain has fascinated humans since the dawn of civilization, and its nature has long been shrouded in mystery. One hundred years after Ramón y Cajal discovered that the neuron was the basic unit of brain architecture, the pace of discoveries has been accelerating and has allowed the establishment of new links between science and philosophy. But even though the scientific community has defined the most detailed map of gray matter ever, how the brain works remains an unknown: Why are there brains? Where does consciousness come from? And creativity? What happens when the mind gets sick? Can intelligent machines be created? What can we learn from the collective intelligence of ants?

«Brain(s)» delves into these and other questions and through the historical, scientific and artistic material it presents, questions our understanding of conscious experience and explores what can happen when this experience is interrupted or damaged. It also investigates other minds beyond the human: artificial, animal and collective intelligences and those of organisms without a brain.


Authors: Ricard Solé, Emily Sargent, Francis García Collado, Roger Bartra, Michel Levin, Carme Torras, Philip Ball

Publication year: 2022

Pages: 200

Dimensions: 17 × 24 cm.

Images in colour: 160

978-84-19091-33-8 (català-English)
978-84-19091-34-5 (castellano-English)

CCCB and Direcció de Comunicació de la Diputació de Barcelona

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