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Welcome to Your Brain by Sandra Aamodt
Book DescriptionDoes drinking really kill brain cells? Does listening to Mozart make your baby smarter? For all the mileage we've gotten from our own brains, most of us have essentially no idea how they work. We're easily susceptible to myths (like the "fact" that we use only 10% of our brains) and misconceptions (like the ones perpetrated by most Hollywood movies), probably because we've never known where to turn for the truth.But neurologists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang are glad to help. In this funny, accessible book, we get a guided tour of our own minds, what they're made of, how they work, and how they can go wrong. Along the way, we get a host of diagrams, quizzes, and "cocktail party tips" that shed light on the questions we nag each other about. (Can a head injury make you forget your own name? Are dolphins smarter than chimpanzees?)Fun and surprisingly engrossing, "Welcome to Your Brain" shows you how your brain works, and how you can make it work better.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781596915237
Paperback / softback
(235mm x 192mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sandra Aamodt
Welcome to Your Child's Brain, Paperback (April 2012)
Two top neuroscientists wittily dissect how childrens' brains really work
Welcome to Your Brain, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Sandra Aamodt
Does cramming for an exam work? Why can't you tickle yourself? Can you improve your brain with video games? Why is looking at a photograph harder than playing chess? This book answers various questions about how that amazing three pounds in your skull works - and how you can help it work better.
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Author Biography - Sandra Aamodt
Sandra Aamodt is the editor in chief of "Nature Neuroscience," the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. She lives in California with her husband. Sam Wang is an associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton University. He has published over forty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals, including "Nature," "Nature Neuroscience," and others. He lives in Prineton, NJ with his wife and daughter.
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