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Brain The Complete Mind

ISBN-10: 1426205473
ISBN-13: 9781426205477
Edition: 2009
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Description: Did you know that listening to music tunes up your brain? Or that certain foods can help maintain mental fitness? Or that exercise can keep both body and mind in good shape? Delving into the science behind these strategies,Braingoes even deeper to  More...

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Book details

List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Did you know that listening to music tunes up your brain? Or that certain foods can help maintain mental fitness? Or that exercise can keep both body and mind in good shape? Delving into the science behind these strategies,Braingoes even deeper to reveal the brain's inner workings. Overseen by distinguished neuropsychiatrist Dr. Richard Restak,Brainis both a practical owner's manual and a complete guide to the brain's development and function. Its pages explore not only the brain's physical form--its 100 billion nerve cells and near-infinite network of synapses--but also its interactions that regulate every thought and action.Brainfeatures the latest discoveries about improving and optimizing mental acuity right alongside sidebars on breakthrough moments in neuroscience. Explained here also are the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of the brain, addressed in accessible, engaging language. Combining the latest advances in our understanding of the mind-body connection and ongoing research into such diseases as dementia, depression, and PTSD,Brainis an indispensable guide tomens sana in corpore sano--at every stage of life.

He is a neuropsychiatrist and clinical professor of neurology at George Washington University Medical Center. Author of the bestselling The Brain, a companion to the PBS series of the same name, as well as The Mind and The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own, he lives in Washington, D.C.

A former reporter and editor, Michael S. Sweeney is assistant professor of communications at Utah State University in Logan.

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