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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 This was one of those wonderful books that bridges the gap between scientist and lay Woman of Iron 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 Seasons in the Sun play The Scientific American Day in This was one of those wonderful books that bridges the gap between scientist and lay

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The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain

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 expect I spied this at the library and thought it looked really approachable for the lay per Lost Innocence per

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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 can Well my mom wrote it so I give it high marks cause I love her But actually it was rea


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  1. says:

    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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    A fairly easy to read book on the brain if you discount the technical brain terms I will need to read it again to recall the various neurons and cells but the information was excellent It dispelled old thinking about the brain yet was clear that there is a lot that we still don't know Some of the interesting parts was how various processes and stress affect behaviour the timing of mylenation and the degree of completion can affect self control and why teenagers lack it and some mental illnesses This has implications for the concept of choice in regard to student behaviour stress can hurt your hippocampus the place where memories are formed and your prefrontal cortex where executive decisions are made That damage can make it difficult to learn new facts and skills and it can even provoke an attack of pseudo attention deficit disorder ADD in which we have difficulties concentrating Again what are the implications for teaching and learning? This is also compounded by the fact that there is no generally accepted level at which stress is beneficial or becomes too muchThe information on sleep was also good basically we don't do well with sleep deprivation Shift work is terrible for the body as well A couple of new facts for me doctors were 30 percent likely to be unable to maintain a steady speed in the driving simulator compared to well rested doctors who had been drinking and women are likely to lose their baby fat in the first six months after giving birth if they get than five hours of shut eye a nightThe format an hour by hour description of what the brain is doing with the related research was effective in breaking down a difficult topic Worth the read


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    This was one of those wonderful books that bridges the gap between scientist and lay person Each chapter is based on an hour of the twenty four hour day starting at 5 am and is loosely based around a theme connected to that hour So for example the chapter set at 5 am revolves around what happens in your brain when you wake up; noon is based around eating; 10 pm is based around sex love and lust For every chapter there's an explanation of what's happening in your brain and what effect it has on your body and your perceptions Also there are discussions of what can go wrong like insomnia or sleepwalking in the sleep chapters and occasionally digressions into why things might be the way they are evolutionarily speakingThe writing is clear and straightforward which is a decided benefit in a book whose topic easily lends itself to complexity It's not necessarily one of those reference books I'd return to again and again but it fills its niche well and I feel knowledgeable for having read it


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    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


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    Well my mom wrote it so I give it high marks cause I love her But actually it was really readable for a lay person like myself and I learned a lot in digestible snippets Holding my breath for the next one


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    Accessible content and fresh organization More depth would have been nice all the sources are from Scientific American but I'm glad the book never lagged It's an easy practical introduction to the brain


  7. says:

    Very interesting Got lost in the technical terminology a bit but overall a good in depth discussion of different aspects of how your brain is wired and what that means to your thinking and behavior


  8. says:

    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


  9. says:

    I spied this at the library and thought it looked really approachable for the lay person interested in learning how the brain impacts everything Can't wait to wrap my mind around this


  10. says:

    AmazingThis book was so helpful in explaining how the brain works; great brief info on seizures; good pictures