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How the Brain Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work)

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Collaborating with authors, instructors, booksellers, librarians, and the media is at the heart of what we do as a scholarly publisher. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen join forces to bring attention to the harmful, addictive practices that are destroying our bodies and our minds. In this experiment you will use a smartphone and hack a headphone cable to see how brain stimulators (used in treating Parkinson's disease) really work. Moving on to function, it explains how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate heartbeat and breathing, and how it collects information to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.

I might have to read the book twice to fully absorb every thing but it is an interesting read for those wanting to learn about the brain. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. They also publish books for children, toddlers and babies, covering such topics as history, the human body, animals and activities, as well as licensed properties such as LEGO, Disney and DeLiSo, licensor of the toy Sophie la Girafe. I have no prior knowledge or background in neurosciences, which makes the book a little hard to read for someone like me but still, very accessible. In this experiment, you will peer into your brainwaves to see what happens when the unexpected occurs and how the brain gets your attention.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. As ever with the New Scientist books, this is a great introduction to a topic — and in this case, it’s a fairly narrow topic: the brain, and how it works. Sometimes these subconscious wirings can make us think or act in ways that are not optimal for our happiness – they can bring out the illogical in us all. Some experiments use invertebrates (such as insects), and the book provides a thoughtful framework for the ethical use of these animals in education. In How Your Brain Works, neuroscientists Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo offer a practical guide—accessible and useful to readers from middle schoolers to college undergraduates to curious adults—for learning about the brain through hands-on experiments.

I gave this book one of my very rare five star ratings, more so for the interesting nature of the content maybe than the how or style it was written in. He interviews neuroscientists and other experts on motor control to understand how the brain’s motor control system works in extraordinary talented athletes like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi.Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. It’s very easy to read, and is a good introduction that will pique your curiosity and make you want to learn more. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step illustrations and peppered with bite-size factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain’s anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context. He worked for a year in industry designing advanced neural electrodes before cofounding Backyard Brains.

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