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Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon: The New Science and Stories of the Brain

Rahul Jandial

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Penguin
02 June 2020
Medicine: general issues; Health psychology; Neurosurgery; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences; Popular medicine & health
A Latina English teacher must choose between losing her mother tongue or her profession. A former TV exec, now homeless, discovers that his life-altering despondency comes from a tumour. A fainting teen learns that deep breathing could be the difference between life and death. Is recovery possible?

In a blend of beautiful storytelling and cutting-edge research, world-leading neuroscientist and neurosurgeon Dr Rahul Jandial uncovers the most extreme examples of brain damage, disorders and illnesses. He takes us to a brain bootcamp as he recollects extraordinary patient stories, sharing invaluable advice on maintaining brain health (neurofitness) along the way.

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon debunks the many myths around the science of the mind, such as sleep being a time of quiet for the brain. It is also a vital resource on the best ways to- boost your memory, control stress and emotions, minimize pain, unleash your creativity, raise smart kids and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.

This is a deeply practical and readable book, which will take you on an expedition through the anatomy of the most fascinating - and mysterious - of organs.
By:   Rahul Jandial
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   191g
ISBN:   9780241338704
ISBN 10:   0241338700
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   02 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD. is an American dual-trained neurosurgeon and scientist at City of Hope, a research centre, hospital and postgraduate training faculty in Los Angeles. When he isn't performing surgery he is leading a team of scientists in Jandial Laboratory, named after him and known for its cutting-edge approach to brain surgery and neuroscience. In addition to being a world-class surgeon and scientist, Dr Jandial is the author of ten academic books and over 100 papers, but Neurofitness is his first book for a general audience. He has appeared on Today and Nightline, both of which are American news shows, and also on programmes on the American television channels Discovery, and National Geographic, amongst others. He has also written first-person columns for VICE, a magazine and website focused on the arts, culture and current news topics.

Reviews for Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon: The New Science and Stories of the Brain

Who knew a book about the human brain could be so enlightening and enjoyable at the same time? Science has come a long way and Dr. Rahul Jandial is on the leading edge of some of the most promising and innovative breakthroughs in treating the brain. In Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon Jandial strikes an elegant balance between highlighting scientific discoveries, busting popular myths and providing realistic tips that can be applied to everyday life. The stories he shares about his experiences and the brain's ability to adapt and heal are incredibly inspiring * Sandy Nunez, ESPN * World-leading neuroscientist Dr Rahul Jandial takes readers on a journey through the body's most mysterious organ. As well as revealing the secrets of the working brain, he offers tips on boosting memory, minimising pain and cutting Alzheimer's risk * Mail on Sunday * Finally! A book about the brain that has gripping stories, easy to understand science, and useful tips that people can use in their daily lives. If you only read one book about the human brain, this should be the one. This book makes me even more proud of our unique craft - brain surgery and neuroscience * Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa,Author of 'Dr Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon' * Want to be happier, feel younger AND stave off dementia? Then try a leading neurosurgeon's brilliantly simple workouts for your little grey cells with this ingenious BOOTCAMP FOR YOUR BRAIN * Daily Mail * Forget supplements and pricey potions - these easy, doctor-approved exercises and lifestyle upgrades can help boost your brain at any age * New York Post * Rahul Jandial's truth and honesty is fantastic and his knowledge is amazing * Tim Lovejoy, Channel 4 'Sunday Brunch' TV presenter and podcast host * A powerful and trustworthy insight into the brain. You will love his playful story telling and guidance * Dr Rupy Aujla - author 'The Doctor's Kitchen' and 'Eat to Beat Illness' * A compelling insight into that special organ that surgeons cannot replace * Professor Stephen Westaby, author of 'Fragile Lives' *


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