The Mind and Brain

The Mind and Brain

by Roberta Conlan

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Gr 10 Up-An overview of humankind's investigations into the functions of the brain. From Galen's work in the second century, A.D., to current studies, the book touches on accumulated findings in a cogent, readable manner. The inclusion of numerous case studies holds readers' interest, while profuse, finely detailed illustrations and captions provide necessary background information. Beginning with an examination of anatomy and physiology, the author then explains in detail the component parts of the brain and nervous system and how they interact. Remaining chapters on how the organ controls the body, emotions, and perception complete the text. Technical terminology is used where appropriate, but the prose flows in an almost conversational tone. Care has been taken to give readers the sense that exploration of brain function is truly a work in progress; they should nevertheless glean from the book a good understanding of today's scientific thought. An extensive glossary, bibliography, and index are appended. This is a typical Time-Life series entry in both appearance and style, and should be well used in most collections.-Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI

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Time-Life Education, Incorporated
Publication date:
Journey through the Mind and Body Series
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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