Understanding the Brain

ISBN-10: 0028643100

ISBN-13: 9780028643106

Edition: 2003

Authors: Mitchell G. Bard, Arthur S. Bard, Arthur S. Bard, Mitchell G. Bard

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The First Brain
It All Starts Here
Nature's Marvel
The Baby Brain
You Were Smarter As a Kid
Assembly Not Required
The Specialists
Daily Revelations
The Great Unknown
From Stone Age to Sculptors
Prehistoric Brain Surgery
Mummies Weren't Too Bright
The Great Greeks
Science Takes a Holiday
From Darkness to Light
A Form of Barbarism
Knowledge of the Brain Evolves
I Think Therefore
A Place in the Heart
Out of Sight
What Do You See?
Quack, Quack
You're Electric
Oops! I Mean, Eureka!
Finding the Controls
Pavlov's Dogs
We're All Scientists Here
Finding the Bugs
An Engaging Case
"The Book That Shook the World"
Real Brain Surgery
Restricted Area
The Century's Crazy End
"Modern Thinking"
Sex, Dreams, and Psychoanalysis
Mind Matters
I'm a Surgeon, Neurosurgeon
Controversial Cures
New Tools for the Trade
Your Own Painkiller
Decade of the Brain
Anatomy 101
The Commander-in-Chief
Your Hard Hat and Other Protective Devices
The Thinking Part
Multiple Brains
Small but Important
The Coordinator
Lobes: They're Not Just for the Ears
Walking a Straight Line
Not Really the Middle
At the Base of It All
Remembering the Limbic System
The Glands Have It
The Real Information Superhighway
Thinking Systematically
100 Billion Cells Can't Be Wrong
Closing the Gap
Now for the Hard Part
You've Got Nerve(s)
What's Your Function?
Numero Uno
For Your Eyes Only
A Sensitive Face
Testing 1, 2, 3 ...
Gulp and Inhale
Stick Out Your Tongue
The Human Computer
Speak Now!
The Origin of Babble
From the Mouths of Babes
Back to Broca and Wernicke
The ABCs
Say What You Hear
Making Sense of It All
Mind's Eye
An Ear for It
On the Scent
Yum and Yuck
How Touching
The Sixth Sense: More Than a Movie
Life's Necessities
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Sweet Slumber
Sex Is a Drive
The Body's Autopilot
Your Internal Thermostat
Energize!
Stressed Out
The Conservationist
Knee-Jerk Reactions
Holding It
Really Letting Go
It's Your Choice
On Balance
More Than Five Senses
Turning Green
The Pyramids
Penfield's Map
Put the Hammer Down
Now Draw!
From Physical to Mental
Acting Out
Blackboard of the Mind
Memories ...
Hidden Messages
Pigeonholes
Time to Decide
Drawing a Blank
Going, Going, Gone
Bulking up Memory
Eat Smart
Try to Remember ...
The Feeling Brain
Feelings First?
Going Ballistic
Oh Happy Day
The Prickly Things on Your Neck
Life-Changing Stress
Lie Detector
Emotional Intelligence
You've Got Brain
What Is Intelligence?
How Smart Are You?
What's Your Gift?
Low IQ
The Real Rain Man
Size Matters
Two Brains Are Better ...
Da Vinci, Mozart, and You
Einstein's Brain
The 10 Percent Myth
Mad Genius
Formula for Thought
The Sick Brain
The Computer Crashes
Trauma: More Than a Little Bump
Two Scary Words: Brain Tumor
Catching a Brain Disease
Hereditary Degenerative Diseases
Congenital Anomalies
Brain Attack
Brain Death
Headaches and Neurological Disorders
Your Aching Head
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Cerebral Palsy
Parkinson's Disease
Dudley's Disease
Epilepsy
Multiple Sclerosis
Alzheimer's Disease
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Mad Cow Disease
Tics and Tones
Facing the Fear
Drugs and Demons
Society's Problem
Alcoholism
Nicotine
Marijuana
Cocaine
Heroin
Hallucinogens
Uppers and Downers
The "Date Rape Drug"
Crossed Wiring
It's All in Your Head
From Behind Closed Doors
No Shortage of Disorders
Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Anxiety
Phobias
Beyond the Blues
Bipolar Disorder
Autism
ADHD
Treatment (Couches, Shocks, Pills, and the Knife)
Say "Ahh!"
Getting to Know You
A Stab in the Back
How Electrifying
Checking Your Potentials
Waves Don't Lie
Take a Little Piece
A Bunch of "Ographies"
Scans Galore
Trick or Treatment
Better Living Through Chemistry
The Placebo Effect
Let's Talk
Off With Your Brain
Under the Knife
Brain Tumors
Cerebral Aneurysms and Arteriovenous Malformations
Stroke
Treatments vs. Cures
We're Getting Smarter
Mistaken Science
Genius for Genes
Ethical Dilemmas of Modern Science
From the Stem
Hello Dolly!
Deep Blue
A New Brain?
From Our Brains to Yours
Appendixes
Glossary
Food for the Brain: Resources
Test Your IQ
Index
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