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Do you know what your brain is made of? How does memory function? What is a neuron and how does it work? For that matter what''s a comic? And in the words of Lewis Carroll''s famous caterpillar: "Who are you?"

Neurocomic is a journey through the human brain: a place of neuron forests, memory caves, and castles of deception. Along the way, you''ll encounter Boschean beasts, giant squid, guitar-playing sea slugs, and the great pioneers of neuroscience. Hana Roš and Matteo Farinella provide an insight into the most complex thing in the universe.

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Even if Farinella’s artwork is pretty crude, the fact that he and coauthor Roš are bona fide PhD-holding neuroscientists assures that they know what they’re talking about. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, they depict the adventures of a young man who, by means of a pretty girl reading a book, falls into what seems to be a forest but is actually the brain. There he meets a couple of Nobel laureate scientists who explain brain morphology to him before sending him into a neuron, where more top researchers elucidate brain pharmacology. After inadvertently overindulging there, he plunges into a cell and, thereby, brain electrophysiology. Further episodes acquaint him with plasticity and synchronicity in the brain before he is reunited in an epilogue with the pretty girl. The information relayed is sufficiently genuine for the book to be a neophyte’s primer on brain science, and the manner of its presentation is certainly exciting enough to sustain interest. Though Farinella’s drawing chops leave something to be desired, this handy introduction to neuroscience is a handsome artifact. --Ray Olson

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"This remarkable collaboration between Dr. Hana Roš (and dog knows I love few things more than a female neuroscientist) and neuroscience-PhD-turned-illustrator Dr. Matteo Farinella, with support from the Wellcome Trust, explains the inner workings of the brain in delightful and illuminating black-and-white illustrations, covering everything from perception and hallucinations to memory and emotional recall to consciousness and the difference between the mind and the brain."
Brain Pickings

"I wish there was more of this art/science crossover in science books, don’t you?"
—It''s Okay To Be Smart

"This unusual comic, both written and illustrated by neuroscientists, is sure to excite readers to further study the brain.[…] easy-to-understand illustrations and explanations of the underpinnings of neuroscience.
—American Association for the Advancement of Science

"The book’s descriptions of the cellular mechanics behind neurological function (often narrated by comically illustrated versions of pioneering neurologists) are captivating and informative. This book should please anyone who loves graphic novels or enjoys an entertaining read on neurology."
—American Scientist

"...incredibly informative and obviously expertly presented. Its two young creators --- she earned her Ph.D. in 2007, he obtained his in 2013 --- lend expertise and authenticity to the project, which was no doubt a labor of love for them both. The comics format allows them to have a great deal of fun with the material, which is enjoyable for the reader as such heady topics as "Is my mind something else than the brain? Or is the mind just a product of my brain?" are covered. If you’re at all interested in the question of what makes you truly you, this is the comic to help you better understand both the answer and the question."
—Graphic Novel Reporter

"This is a book for laymen and beginner students, not experts, but if you’re interested in taking a surreal but simple trip through the incredibly complicated landscape inside your skull, this might be the rabbit hole you’re looking for."
—Wired

"By turning neurons into trees, the depths of memory into caves, and the mind’s self-deceptiveness into a haunted castle, Roš and Farinella take you on a visual and verbal rollercoaster ride into your own brain in hopes of bringing the non-brain surgeons of the world closer to cutting through all the scientific jargon and considering the big questions of brain versus mind, how we remember, and how we become who we are. A mind trip in every sense of the word, Neurocomic gets into your head to get you into your own head."
—The Big Think

"While the concepts are still probably heady for a casual reader to immerse themselves in, Neurocomic is great for someone with a predisposed interest in science, especially young adult readers. A book like this can be an excellent gateway for young minds into further scientific studies."
—Mental Floss

"Written by two neuroscientists, this book uses a journey through the human brain to show us all its wonders. We follow the protagonist meeting various strange characters inhabiting the world of the mind, learning something from each of them. Engagingly trippy, in the best way possible."
—Comic Book Resources

"The book is a psychological and anatomical Alice in Wonderland where a central male figure with a cartoonishly large head and very amusing facial expressions encounters a "force" pulling him into a cheerful-looking young woman’s brain on a sunny day. Thereafter he finds himself in a "dense forest" of the mind, or the brain, to be more exact. Here his tutorials begin, because if he ever wants to escape, he must map the brain with the aid of significant neuroscientists throughout history who he encounters. "
—Bleeding Cool

"It combines all the best elements of science, art, humor, story and information. It illuminates the brain in new and wonderful ways. […] It’s an altogether engrossing and entertaining way to learn about the brain. We often see science as stuffy and serious, but this book injects so much playfulness and humor into neuroscience, that it’s an irresistible way to learn. The drawings are lively and expressive. I love the playful way brain functions are characterized. […] Nobrow has done a stellar job in publishing it. It’s a delight to hold and behold. I worry that the era of beautiful books has come to an end with ebooks, but publishers like Nobrow are putting those fears to rest."
—Joy Corcoran

From the Back Cover

Do you know what your brain is made of? How does memory function? What is a neuron and how does it work?

For that matter, what''s a comic and in the words of Lewis Carroll''s famous caterpillar: who are you?

Neurocomic is a journey through the human brains: a place of neuron forests, memory caves and castles of deception. Along the way, you''ll encounter Boschean beasts, giant squid, guitar-playing sea slugs and the great pioneers of neuroscience.

Neuroscientists Dr. Matteo Farinella and Dr. Hana Ros unravel the mysteries of the human brain in this groundbreaking graphic novel that provides a unique insight into the most complex thing in the universe.
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Do you know what your brain is made of? How does memory function? What is a neuron and how does it work?

For that matter, what''s a comic and in the words of Lewis Carroll''s famous caterpillar: who are you?

Neurocomic is a journey through the human brains: a place of neuron forests, memory caves and castles of deception. Along the way, you''ll encounter Boschean beasts, giant squid, guitar-playing sea slugs and the great pioneers of neuroscience.

Neuroscientists Dr. Matteo Farinella and Dr. Hana Ros unravel the mysteries of the human brain in this groundbreaking graphic novel that provides a unique insight into the most complex thing in the universe.

About the Author

Hana Roš, PhD, is a neuroscientist from Oxford University, England.

Matteo Farinella, PhD, is an illustrator specializing in graphic journalism and scientific illustration. Farinella received a PhD in neuroscience from University College London in 2013.

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Curious
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A mild wonder tour of the nerves, if limited
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2019
A quirky graphic work on the brain which involves a journey, but its resemblance to Alice and Wonderland ends at that. It has some mildly amusing puns and adequate illustrations and succeeds in being an entertaining general introduction to neurophysiology at a detailed, if... See more
A quirky graphic work on the brain which involves a journey, but its resemblance to Alice and Wonderland ends at that. It has some mildly amusing puns and adequate illustrations and succeeds in being an entertaining general introduction to neurophysiology at a detailed, if not elementary level. The humor is not commensurate with Lewis Carroll''s nor are the illustrations quite to the level of Tennant. Unless it were to be serialized, it is doubtful that it could encompass even some 5 % of the material that might be explored. As an introduction to nerve form, general function and an introduction to neurotransmitter action it suffices admirably. Such concepts as lateralization of functions, dominance, plasticity, localization of some functions, coordinated opposition or feedback system in fine control and more - as to all of this there is no illumination. To cover all of this material would be much more difficult although this type of format might allow some sequel serving such an exposition.
As far as a trip, this is more an entertaining picnic outing than it is a grand tour. It is cute and modestly useful. As a learning tool, its limitations need to be taken into consideration.
A quirky graphic work on the brain which involves a journey, but its resemblance to Alice and Wonderland ends at that. It has some mildly amusing puns and adequate illustrations and succeeds in being an entertaining general introduction to neurophysiology at a detailed, if not elementary level. The humor is not commensurate with Lewis Carroll''s nor are the illustrations quite to the level of Tennant. Unless it were to be serialized, it is doubtful that it could encompass even some 5 % of the material that might be explored. As an introduction to nerve form, general function and an introduction to neurotransmitter action it suffices admirably. Such concepts as lateralization of functions, dominance, plasticity, localization of some functions, coordinated opposition or feedback system in fine control and more - as to all of this there is no illumination. To cover all of this material would be much more difficult although this type of format might allow some sequel serving such an exposition.
As far as a trip, this is more an entertaining picnic outing than it is a grand tour. It is cute and modestly useful. As a learning tool, its limitations need to be taken into consideration.
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There is, of course, much more to say ...
Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2018
There is, of course, much more to say. But this clears the mind; it says what a neuron is, as far as current science knows, in an afterworld in which the founders of neuroscience live on inside the axons and neurons and synapses they invented and named. And in the end, what... See more
There is, of course, much more to say. But this clears the mind; it says what a neuron is, as far as current science knows, in an afterworld in which the founders of neuroscience live on inside the axons and neurons and synapses they invented and named. And in the end, what you are is ions and chemicals, but it''s also what you think you are. Does this make sense? Maybe, eventually; something for which to hope.
There is, of course, much more to say. But this clears the mind; it says what a neuron is, as far as current science knows, in an afterworld in which the founders of neuroscience live on inside the axons and neurons and synapses they invented and named. And in the end, what you are is ions and chemicals, but it''s also what you think you are. Does this make sense? Maybe, eventually; something for which to hope.
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Garrett Melton
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You could color it if you wanted to...
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2017
This comic book was simply amazing. If one wanted to color it they could. This should also be listed as a coloring book for kids interested in the brain.
This comic book was simply amazing. If one wanted to color it they could. This should also be listed as a coloring book for kids interested in the brain.
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I. M.
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Entertaining 30 minutes
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2015
A quick, entertaining read through the brain. Neat introduction to how our brains works and an excellent gift for children and adults alike. Made me wish the authors would pair up to draw/write more in-depth graphic novels for medical students or college students interested... See more
A quick, entertaining read through the brain. Neat introduction to how our brains works and an excellent gift for children and adults alike. Made me wish the authors would pair up to draw/write more in-depth graphic novels for medical students or college students interested in the matter.
A quick, entertaining read through the brain. Neat introduction to how our brains works and an excellent gift for children and adults alike. Made me wish the authors would pair up to draw/write more in-depth graphic novels for medical students or college students interested in the matter.
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Very interesting. My 8 year old found the pictures ...
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2015
Very interesting. My 8 year old found the pictures very engaging, and I thought the subject matter was well-covered. I even learned a thing or two!
Very interesting. My 8 year old found the pictures very engaging, and I thought the subject matter was well-covered. I even learned a thing or two!
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Shipped on time in excellent condition.
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2019
My 13 year old nephew, who has expressed an interest in becomeing a neurologist, loved this book and found it very interesting.
My 13 year old nephew, who has expressed an interest in becomeing a neurologist, loved this book and found it very interesting.
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Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2019
La temática del libro Excelente
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John Greene
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it''s pretty cool
Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2021
This is a great example of a "model". You can almost see the careful craftsman''s fingerprints.
This is a great example of a "model". You can almost see the careful craftsman''s fingerprints.
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Sarah
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One for the collection
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 7, 2014
The book will stay on my bookshelf for a long time! A wonderfully illustrated journey through neuronal processes in the brain as well as brief introductions to some classic historical characters in the field of neuroscience. I anticipate this book to be read and enjoyed by...See more
The book will stay on my bookshelf for a long time! A wonderfully illustrated journey through neuronal processes in the brain as well as brief introductions to some classic historical characters in the field of neuroscience. I anticipate this book to be read and enjoyed by many who are drawn in by the classic metallic leaf cover art and kept engaged by the overall simplicity of the illustrations. Would certainly make a perfect gift for anyone slightly interested in neuroscience/psychology and illustration. I hope to see some more graphic novels like this one - excellent!
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The illustrations are beautiful, but the concepts are way too simplified and ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 11, 2015
The illustrations are beautiful, but the concepts are way too simplified and the ending didnt have the impact it could have had. A fun book for the bookshelf though, if nothing else just for its beautiful cover. I imagine this would be a hit with kids and young adolescents,...See more
The illustrations are beautiful, but the concepts are way too simplified and the ending didnt have the impact it could have had. A fun book for the bookshelf though, if nothing else just for its beautiful cover. I imagine this would be a hit with kids and young adolescents, I''d have loved it at 9 or 10.
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rebecca
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Not for me
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2020
Found this book quite disappointing. The story was short and not very engaging, though that wouldn’t have bothered me as much had the graphics been good, but I found these quite poor. Found the depiction of women in the book a bit troubling as well. Each to their own I...See more
Found this book quite disappointing. The story was short and not very engaging, though that wouldn’t have bothered me as much had the graphics been good, but I found these quite poor. Found the depiction of women in the book a bit troubling as well. Each to their own I guess, this one definitely not for me. If only the book had lived up to its beautiful cover!
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Just too good for words
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 13, 2014
I am on my second read through. I agree that it is suitable for readers of all ages. I learned so much on a subject on which I had no knowledge at all. Every family should have a hard copy of this great book to enjoy the illustrations.
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Another good read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 17, 2020
Interesting, well explained and illustrated.
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