Bookish: Neurocomic by Dr. M. Farinella & Dr. H. Ros
It's no secret around these lands that I am through my "thesis writing" era lately. As an undergraduate neuroscientist I deal with neurons all the time, the one and only unit that controls everything, from the things that you feel, remember or dream. Everything starts and stops with our brain's neurons. Neurocomic is an introduction to this chaotic field and its approach is far more pleasant than the papers' that I read lately.
So, from British indie press Nobrow - comes the Neurocomic, a graphic novel about the inner workings of that amazing organ; the brain. It is the collaboration result between Dr. Hana Roš and neuroscience-turned-illustrator Dr. Matteo Farinella and it -delightfully- illustrates in black-and-white everything from neurons morphology to the electricity that runs our whole brain, the difference between the mind and the brain and lastly -in a great finale- the real secret of the human's brain.
So we take a walk from the forests of neurons, to the pharmacology labs of synapses and then a quick dive to the electrical oceans to be washed up by the waves to the caves of memory and to, finally, explore the haunted castle of consciousness. Along the way, we meet famous neuroscientists that explain us their brilliant studies. An irrational voyage in the totally logical world of Neuroland.
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Closing with this trailer about the project, that takes us behind the scenes of the duo’s creative process:
Happy reading my friends!