Half a Brain is Enough: The Story of Nico

Half a Brain is Enough: The Story of Nico

by Antonio M. Battro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521783070

ISBN-13: 9780521783071

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Half a Brain is Enough is the story of Nico, a little boy who at the age of three was given a right hemispherectomy to control intractable epilepsy. Antonio Battro, a distinguished neuroscientist and educationalist, charts what he calls Nico's 'neuroeducation' with humor and compassion in an intriguing book which is part case history, part meditation on the nature of…  See more details below

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Half a Brain is Enough is the story of Nico, a little boy who at the age of three was given a right hemispherectomy to control intractable epilepsy. Antonio Battro, a distinguished neuroscientist and educationalist, charts what he calls Nico's 'neuroeducation' with humor and compassion in an intriguing book which is part case history, part meditation on the nature of consciousness and the brain, and part manifesto. Throughout the book Battro combines the highest standards of scientific scholarship with a warmth and humanity that guide the reader through the intricacies of brain surgery, neuronal architecture and the application of the latest information technology in education, in a way that is accessible and engaging as well as making a significant contribution to the current scientific literature." "Half a Brain is Enough will be compulsory reading for anyone who is interested in the ways we think and learn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521783071
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Glossary; 1. The heart is in the brain; 2. Sculpting a new brain; 3. Compensatory analysis; 4. First schooling; 5. The cortical shift; 6. The double brain; 7. Brain, education and development; Notes; References; Index.

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