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THE BRAIN: What Everyone Needs to Know

THE BRAIN: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Gary L.Wenk. Making the complex biology of the brain accessible—and fascinating—to the general reader, this simply written volume uses straightforward language, gentle humor, and welcome clarity. Organized in a Q&A format, the book provides brief explanations of topics such as how the brain produces our thoughts, feelings, and fears; how memories are made; the ways in which food and drugs influence our neurology; why sleeping and dreaming are crucial; what happens to the brain as it ages; whether dolphins can become schizophrenic; what depression is; and how male and female brains differ. The author also investigates why myths about the brain have developed through the ages, why they're so popular, and why the nonscientific treatments they've spawned are a complete waste of time and money. Grades 9 and up. Index. Glossary. Bibliography. Oxford University Press. 177 pages. ©2017.

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