AGERANGE: Ages 11 to 18.
This nineteen-volume �Grey Matter� set provides a thorough examination of the anatomy and physiology of the brain. Readable slim volumes are filled with factual information, attractive charts, and illustrations to enhance the text. The glossary and index features allow for curriculum-based research. At the end of each artfully prepared chapter, there are suggestions for further subject investigation on the Internet. The Teen Brain defines adolescence in medical and social terms. One chapter on the reward circuit and thrill-seeking addresses decision-making processes that develop during adolescence. The impact of hormones and sleep cycles are expertly explained in chapters of their own. Biofeedback highlights the uses of this treatment for physical and mental conditions. Brain-wave instruments are explored, studies are noted, and careers in the field are identified. This set is highly recommended for curriculum support for middle school and high school students who will easily absorb the material presented in these excellent resources. Series titles include Biofeedback, Brain Development, Brain Disorders, New Techniques for Examining the Brain, and Pain, Sensation, and Perception among many others. Reviewer: Nancy Zachary
April 2008 (Vol. 31, No. 1)