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Your Brain, Explained: What Neuroscience Reveals about Your Brain and its Quirks

Marc Dingman



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24 September 2019
Psychology; Popular science; Neurosciences
Sleep. Memory. Pleasure. Fear. Language. We experience these things almost every day, but how do our brains create them?

YOUR BRAIN, EXPLAINED is a personal tour around your gray matter. Neuroscientist Marc Dingman gives you a crash course in what goes on in your brain and explains the latest research on the brain functions (and malfunctions) that affect you on a daily basis.

You'll also discover what happens when these systems don't work the way they should, causing problems such as insomnia, ADHD, depression or addiction, how neuroscience is working to fix these problems, and how you can build up your defences against the most common faults of the mind.

Along the way you'll find out:

Why brain training games don't prevent dementia (and what does) What it's like to remember every day of your life as if it were yesterday Which mental ailment used to be treated with German rocket fuel What triggers sleep loss, or lapses in concentration Drawing on the author's popular YouTube series, 2-minute Neuroscience, this is a friendly, engaging introduction to the human brain and its quirks from the perspective of a neuroscientist - using eye-opening illustrations and real-life examples. Your brain is yours to discover.
By:   Marc Dingman
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 212mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   297g
ISBN:   9781473696556
ISBN 10:   1473696550
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   24 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Marc Dingman received his Ph.D. in neuroscience in 2013 from the Pennsylvania State University. Since then, he has been a faculty member in the Biobehavioral Health Department at the Pennsylvania State University, where teaches courses in neuroscience and the health sciences. He received the Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Health and Human Development in each of the past four years, the Health and Human Development Alumni Society Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017, and the Biobehavioral Health Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015.

Reviews for Your Brain, Explained: What Neuroscience Reveals about Your Brain and its Quirks

Reading like a collection of detective stories, Your Brain, Explained combines classic cases in the history of neurology with findings stemming from the latest techniques used to probe the brain's secrets. --Stanley Finger, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University (St. Louis), author, Origins of Neuroscience Dingman weaves classic studies with modern research into easily digestible sections, to provide an excellent primer on the rapidly advancing field of neuroscience. --Moheb Costandi, author, Neuroplasticity and 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know An informative, accessible and engaging book for anyone who has even the slightest interest in how the brain works, but doesn't know where to begin. --Dean Burnett, PhD, author, Happy Brain and Idiot Brain ...a highly readable and accessible introduction to the operation of the brain and current issues in neuroscience...a wonderful introduction to the field. --Frank Amthor, PhD, Professor of Psychology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, author, Neuroscience for Dummies ... A fun and informative read...I learned a lot and you will too! --John E. Dowling, PhD, Gordon and Llura Gund Research Professor of Neurosciences, Harvard University, author, Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition

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