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Explores how the brain learns, how it controls behavior, how it sustains damage and heals itself, and how scientists are searching for ways to keep it young and healthy

Inside the Brain: Revolutionary Discoveries of How the Mind Works

Author: Ronald Kotulak

Title: Inside the Brain: Revolutionary Discoveries of How the Mind Works

ISBN: 0836232895

ISBN13: 978-0836232899

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Revised edition (August 1, 1997)

Language: English

Subcategory: Medicine

Size pdf version: 1586 kb

Size epub version: 1641 kb

Size fb2 version: 1343 kb

Rating: 4.9/5

Pages: 222 pages


Reviews (7)
Ballazan
I tend to collect books on the brain, partly because of my personal interest and the fact that I am a neuroscientist and an educator, especially of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people. I am always on the lookout for good quality books which provide simple but concise descriptions of the brain's capacities and the impact of drugs, alcohol, and injuries on the brain. Kotulak does a pretty good job, and actually provided me with some interesting information which wasn't available in textbooks. He also backed up his information with reliable research, even though it gets confusing occasionally between hard science researchers such as those who do MRI and catscan studies of the brain, and soft science researchers or those who are in the psychiatric professions. He does the reader a favor by providing them other places to go if they find a particular part of the brain or the problems of the brain by quoting these researchers and providing them as references. On the whole the book is worthwhile, and it is available for my students and peers to read as a good start in basic neuroscience. Karen Sadler, Science Education, University of Pittsburgh, [email protected]
Ballazan
I tend to collect books on the brain, partly because of my personal interest and the fact that I am a neuroscientist and an educator, especially of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people. I am always on the lookout for good quality books which provide simple but concise descriptions of the brain's capacities and the impact of drugs, alcohol, and injuries on the brain. Kotulak does a pretty good job, and actually provided me with some interesting information which wasn't available in textbooks. He also backed up his information with reliable research, even though it gets confusing occasionally between hard science researchers such as those who do MRI and catscan studies of the brain, and soft science researchers or those who are in the psychiatric professions. He does the reader a favor by providing them other places to go if they find a particular part of the brain or the problems of the brain by quoting these researchers and providing them as references. On the whole the book is worthwhile, and it is available for my students and peers to read as a good start in basic neuroscience. Karen Sadler, Science Education, University of Pittsburgh, [email protected]
Knights from Bernin
It's not the kind of book one would normally take on vacation for beach and dock reading but I did and as a teacher of 3 to 6 year olds and a mother I was gratified to see that what has been felt for years is finally being proven. We, as teachers watch and see alot and it is the environment of the child's life that ultimately makes the difference and now the proof is in. I also recommend it for anyone who has suffered from depression or alcoholism, the explanations are clear and make sense.
Knights from Bernin
It's not the kind of book one would normally take on vacation for beach and dock reading but I did and as a teacher of 3 to 6 year olds and a mother I was gratified to see that what has been felt for years is finally being proven. We, as teachers watch and see alot and it is the environment of the child's life that ultimately makes the difference and now the proof is in. I also recommend it for anyone who has suffered from depression or alcoholism, the explanations are clear and make sense.
Wen
I work with dyslexic children, and this book is giving me wonderful insights not only as to how the brain functions, but also as to how things look to my dyslexic kids. A good read for anyone, but especially for teachers that work with right brained kids in a left brained world!
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Wen
I work with dyslexic children, and this book is giving me wonderful insights not only as to how the brain functions, but also as to how things look to my dyslexic kids. A good read for anyone, but especially for teachers that work with right brained kids in a left brained world!
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Cashoutmaster
A lot of the newest research on how the brain works - how the environment actually determines which genes get turned on (with implications for early childhood education and parenting) - and how we can affect violence and even such things as alzheimers. Definitely worth a read.
Cashoutmaster
A lot of the newest research on how the brain works - how the environment actually determines which genes get turned on (with implications for early childhood education and parenting) - and how we can affect violence and even such things as alzheimers. Definitely worth a read.
Snake Rocking
This easy to read, informative book gives a clear picture of how stimuli connects and wires our brains from conception on. How bad stress, substance abuse, and physical abuse can lead to white matter damage. The research and references are outstanding. This book should be mandatory for all educators and parents. Dr. James A McGregor and Suzi McGregor
Snake Rocking
This easy to read, informative book gives a clear picture of how stimuli connects and wires our brains from conception on. How bad stress, substance abuse, and physical abuse can lead to white matter damage. The research and references are outstanding. This book should be mandatory for all educators and parents. Dr. James A McGregor and Suzi McGregor
Yannara
I used this book for a graduate course that I took recently. It was actually a required text. This book is fascinating and should be read by all child care providers!
Yannara
I used this book for a graduate course that I took recently. It was actually a required text. This book is fascinating and should be read by all child care providers!
Daigami
"Inside the Brain" was easy to read, informative and relatively practical. However, a new edition may be in order as the state of information in the field of Neuroscience has expanded significantly in the last ten years.
Daigami
"Inside the Brain" was easy to read, informative and relatively practical. However, a new edition may be in order as the state of information in the field of Neuroscience has expanded significantly in the last ten years.
The book itself was not brand new. There was writing on the front cover and pages inside the book were folded. It was not in a "brand new" state. I also tried contacting the vendor by e-mail and I never got a response. I then tried Amazon directly and they told me the book was already shipped but it took 3 weeks to get to me. The book was not brand new and the 3-4 day shipping took 3-4 weeks. I needed the book for class and had to read it in less than a week. Next time I'm sticking with the bookstore even thought they are expensive I know what I'm getting.
The book itself was not brand new. There was writing on the front cover and pages inside the book were folded. It was not in a "brand new" state. I also tried contacting the vendor by e-mail and I never got a response. I then tried Amazon directly and they told me the book was already shipped but it took 3 weeks to get to me. The book was not brand new and the 3-4 day shipping took 3-4 weeks. I needed the book for class and had to read it in less than a week. Next time I'm sticking with the bookstore even thought they are expensive I know what I'm getting.

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