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Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Judith Horstman

The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain Free read è 104 Have you ever wondered what's happening in your brain as you go through a typical day and night This fascinating book presents an hour by hour round the clock journal of your brain's activities Drawing on the treasure trove of information from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines as well as original material written specifically for this book Judith Horstman weaves together a compelling description of your brain at work and at play The Scientific American Day in The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain is a Scientific American Mind book and it reads that way for familiar with the magazine by the same name It is a timeline sort of book of the brain s activities Examples include what part of the brain controls the appetite what makes you want to sleep why is the middle of the afternoon a sleeper how aging disease and defects affect the brain predispositions and the like Every hour of the day is discussed in detail Some of activities are tied to bodily processesthe body clock and genes Others are tied to historical and evolutionary paths while still others are the result of scientific advancement and anecdotal evidenceThere is a fair amount of anatomical names and descriptions used To help in the center of the book are excellent diagrams and verbiage as well as a glossary of terms in the back for those who are not up on their biologyAs it was published in 2009it is certainly dated to some degree However to this reader who has a fascination with the workings of the brain a lot of the information still appears to be relevant In the back is a listing of related articles published in past issues of The Scientific American There is no other reference list odd given Scientific American s penchant for citing to other sources in their articles in the magazineA few of the findings and the basis for those findings are controversial such as whether sexual orientation or the propensity to commit violent crimes is the result of nature versus nature Evolution plays a role as well as does animal testing specifically on laboratory ratsIt is not a long book The chapters are not long or too detailed It is not a medical treatise nor is intended to be The writing is excellent easy to understand for the most part though at times I found myself re reading certain passages particularly if there was medical or anatomical terminology used

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The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain Free read è 104 The Life of Your Brain reveals what's going on in there while you sleep and dream how your brain makes memories and forms addictions and why we sometimes make bad decisions The book also offers intriguing information about your emotional brain and what's happening when you're feeling love lust fear and anxiety and how sex drugs and rock and roll tickle the same spotsBased on the latest scientific information the book explores your brain's remarkable ability to change how your brain ca Does this book give us enough Is it an accurate picture Can t answer either uestion but I enjoyed the read The book is divided into 24 hours and each section deals with a key event that illuminates one basic funtion of the brain The author stitches together research by a variety of sources to fill out the basics and in most cases this makes for an easily assimilated bit of knowledgeNo final exam which made the experience a lot easier that if I had to regurgitate any of that information

Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Judith Horstman

The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain Free read è 104 N make new neurons even into old age and why multitasking may be bad for youYour brain is uniuely yours but research is showing many of its day to day cycles are universal This book gives you a look inside your brain and some insights into why you may feel and act as you do The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain is written in the entertaining informative and easy to understand style that fans of Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazine have come to expe A fascinating read Human brain is indeed the most complex and yet fascinating organ of human body and this book did a great job in explaining some of the intricacies of it in the simplest way possible The read indeed was fulfilling and makes you feel brainier

  • Hardcover
  • 236
  • The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain
  • Judith Horstman
  • English
  • 27 July 2019
  • 9780470376232