Hmm? The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Memory (Mysterious You Series)

Hmm? The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Memory (Mysterious You Series)

by Diane Swanson, Rose Cowles
     
 

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The unique Mysterious You series explores the mysteries of the human body using an exciting mix of thoroughly researched information, amazing anecdotes and surprising try-it activities. In Hmm?, kids delve into the mysteries of the mind and dig up what memories are, where they are stored, what triggers them, how you can sharpen them, tricks they can play and lots more

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The unique Mysterious You series explores the mysteries of the human body using an exciting mix of thoroughly researched information, amazing anecdotes and surprising try-it activities. In Hmm?, kids delve into the mysteries of the mind and dig up what memories are, where they are stored, what triggers them, how you can sharpen them, tricks they can play and lots more.

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Children's Literature
The brain and our ability to use it to remember things are fascinating topics. This overview of various aspects of memory is a loose collection of short segments, many about a specific person's experience. Publius Scipio could remember 35,000 names. Isaac Newton, the great scientist, was forgetful. He had a lot on his mind and experienced information overload. The brain is the memory machine, although white blood cells remember viruses and bacteria. Scientists have tried to identify the area of the brain where memories are stored, but they now believe memories are scattered throughout the brain. Tricks and tools for extending and expanding memory include a method called loci, or creating a mental framework to attach items to be remembered. There are numerous facts interspersed among the short text segments, for example, your brain, in one second, can send and receive millions of signals, and elephants can remember one hundred commands. This material is presented in manageable chunks with entertaining illustrations and reminds the reader of the power of the brain. Part of the "Mysterious You" series. 2001, Kids Can Press, $14.95 and $6.95. Ages 9 to 14. Reviewer: Kristin Harris

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550745955
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Mysterious You Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.95(d)
Lexile:
IG1040L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books for children, especially nature and science. Originally from Alberta, she now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. She writes a bug column for YES magazine and is buggy about bugs.

Rose Cowles has won awards for both illustration and design. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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