Italian / Italy
Benvenuti a Cervellopoli. Ecco come funziona il cervello!
(Welcome to Brainopolis. This is how the brain works!)
Firenze [et al.]: Editoriale Scienza, 2017. –  p.
Brain | Nervous system | Neuron | Non-fiction
White Ravens issue: 2017
Reading age: 8+
Neuroscientist Matteo Farinella explains how the brain works by means of a young neuron named Ramon. Ramon visits “Brainopolis” to understand his future role in the inner centres of the brain. What is the nervous system? What are neurons for? How do the senses function? Led by Master Comillo, Ramon finds answers to these questions on his journey of discovery. An adventure-filled journey through the various regions of the brain ensues: from the thalamus to cortex, the cerebellum to the hippocampus. In his first publication for children, the author pairs the pictorial language of the comic with exact scientific information and an excellent text. This non-fiction book makes a topic of great complexity accessible in an accessible, playful, and entertaining manner. Young readers become acquainted with an unfamiliar world that is made comprehensible in an impressive way.