The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain: A 24 hour Journal of What's Happening in Your Brain as you Sleep, Dream, Wake Up, Eat, Work, Play, Fight, Love, Worry, Compete, Hope, Make Important Decisions, Age and Change

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Wiley, Aug 13, 2009 - Psychology - 320 pages
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The Scientific American Day in Life of Your Brain

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 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 spots.

Based on the latest scientific information, the book explores your brain's remarkable ability to change, how your brain can make new neurons even into old age, and why multitasking may be bad for you.

Your brain is uniquely yours—but research is showing that 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 magazines have come to expect.

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Review: The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain: A 24 Hour Journal of What's Happening in Your Brain as You Sleep, Dream, Wake Up, Eat, Work, Play, Fight, Love, Worry, Compete, Hope, Make Important Decisions, Age, and Change

User Review  - Katrece - Goodreads

Amazing This book was so helpful in explaining how the brain works; great brief info on seizures; good pictures Read full review

Review: The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain: A 24 Hour Journal of What's Happening in Your Brain as You Sleep, Dream, Wake Up, Eat, Work, Play, Fight, Love, Worry, Compete, Hope, Make Important Decisions, Age, and Change

User Review  - HBalikov - Goodreads

Does this book give us enough? Is it an accurate picture? Can't answer either question but I enjoyed the read. The book is divided into 24 hours and each section deals with a key event that ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Judith Horstman is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in publications ranging from USA Today to the Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases (twelfth edition). Horstman's work has also appeared in publications by Harvard, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins universities, numerous magazines, and on the Internet. She has been a Washington correspondent, a Fullbright scholar, a journalism profesor, and is the author of four books.

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