Bookish: Neurocomic by Dr. M. Farinella & Dr. H. Ros

Bookreview of the "Neurocomic" Graphic Novel

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. 

Bookreview of the Neurocomic Graphic Novel

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.

:: Find it in amazon.com

Bookreview of the Neurocomic Graphic Novel
Bookreview of the Neurocomic Graphic Novel
Bookreview of the Neurocomic Graphic Novel
Bookreview of the Neurocomic Graphic Novel
Bookreview of the Neurocomic Graphic Novel
Bookreview of the Neurocomic Graphic Novel
Bookreview of the Neurocomic Graphic Novel
Bookreview of the Neurocomic Graphic Novel

Closing with this trailer about the project, that takes us behind the scenes of the duo’s creative process:

Happy reading my friends!

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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