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The 31 Practices by Alan Williams, Dr. Alison Whybrow

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CHAPTER 22 NEUROSCIENCE

“Every man can, if he so desires, become the sculptor of his own brain.”

Santiago Ramón y Cajal1

Neuroscience is an umbrella term that refers to any of the sciences that deal with the nervous system and includes the study of the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology of the nervous system.

Over the last two decades, our awareness of the nervous system and how it works in conjunction with our thoughts, emotions and behaviours has increased dramatically. Why? Because it is much easier to observe the brain in action due to advances in brain imaging technology. In the past, we would have to wait until the ...

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