Book: How Your Brain Works
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Book: How Your Brain Works

Book: How Your Brain Works



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How Your Brain Works Neuroscience Experiments for Everyone Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo Discover the hidden electrical world inside your nervous system using DIY, hands-on experiments, for all ages. The workings of the brain are mysterious: What are neural signals? What do they mean? How do our senses really sense? How does our brain control our movements? What happens when we meditate? Techniques to record signals from living brains were once thought to be the realm of advanced university labs -but not anymore! This book allows anyone to participate in the discovery of neuroscience through hands-on experiments that record the hidden electrical world beneath our skin and skulls. In How Your Brain Works, neuroscientists Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo offer a practical guide - accessible and useful to readers from middle schoolers to college undergraduates to curious adults - for learning about the brain through hands-on experiments.

Armed with some DIY electrodes, readers will get to see what brain activity really looks like through simple neuroscience experiments. Written by two neuroscience researchers who invented open-source techniques to record signals from neurons, muscles, hearts, eyes, and brains, How Your Brain Works includes more than forty- fi ve experiments to gain a deeper understanding of your brain, off ering fascinating reading for students at any level, curious readers, and scientists interested in using electrophysiology in their research or teaching. Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo are award-winning neuroscientists who met while getting their PhDs at Neural Engineering Lab at the University of Michigan. They are the cofounders of Backyard Brains (, which produces kits that are used by students at all levels to learn about the brain.


  • 320 Pages
  • 259 Artwork Drawings
  • Over 50 open-ended experiments!

Technical Specs

  • Publisher: The MIT Press (October 25, 2022)
  • Language: English
  • Weight: 1.18 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7.06 x 0.86 x 9 inches