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Description - Magic Trees of the Mind by Marian Cleeves Diamond

In "Magic Trees of the Mind," pioneer brain researcher Dr. Marian Diamond and top science journalist Janet Hopson take us through the evolutionary journey of a child's brain, showing how our minds are stimulated in specific ways at every age. This mental stimulation produces prolifically branching neurons - The "magic trees of the mind" - which are capable of processing ever greater amounts of information as they grow. Under nature's own code of "use it or lose it, " a child who experiences appropriate stimulation gains the increased capacity to develop his or her full potential, and is set on the path of lifelong learning. Based on interviews with noted scientists in the field and original surveys of thousands of parents and children, here are detailed analyses of cutting-edge programs designed to develop and expand your child's mind, including prenatal stimulation and enrichment ideas for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, grade school children, and teenagers. Complete with a comprehensive resource guide of related books, products, organizations, websites, and learning centers, "Magic Trees of the Mind" renews our birthright to "think, learn and create, " with the encouraging news that, although there are critical periods for learning, it's never too late to plant another tree.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780452278301
ISBN-10: 0452278309
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 466
Imprint: New American Library
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marian Cleeves Diamond

Marian Diamond has taught for more than thirty years at U.C. Berkeley, where she directed the Lawrence Hall of Science. She is the author of Magic Trees of the Mind, Enriching Heredity and The Human Brain Coloring Book. Janet Hopson is a journalist, editor, and columnist for Science News and Outside magazines, as well as the New York Times, Smithsonian, Reader's Digest, Newsweek, Psychology Today, and Cosmopolitan. She is the author of six books, including The Nature of Life and Scent Signals: The Silent Language of Sex.