Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
Registered by GoryDetails of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/17/2014
2 journalers for this copy...
I got this fair-condition hardcover (missing its dust jacket) from Better World Books. It's a lively and informative look at many aspects of the human brain and its functions, with interesting sidebars such as lists of accurate and inaccurate depictions of brain disorders in movies, ways to minimize jet lag, and more. I learned some things, such as the change in recommended treatment of "lazy eye" in children (turns out the eyepatch trick, while it might help strengthen the weaker eye, also resulted in reducing the child's ability to process binocular vision by suppressing it so early in life). Similarities and differences between music and language, ways to reduce the effects of aging on the brain, coping with anxiety (not always a bad thing: "being too relaxed can kill you"), how scientists measure happiness, and much more - quite an interesting book!
I'm putting this book in the Medicine Chest bookbox. Hope someone enjoys it!
Another cool book from the Medicine Chest Bookbox.