The Human Brain in 30 Seconds: 30 amazing topics for brilliant brains explained in half a minute

The Human Brain in 30 Seconds: 30 amazing topics for brilliant brains explained in half a minute

by Clive Gifford

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The Human Brain in 30 Seconds: 30 amazing topics for brilliant brains explained in half a minute by Clive Gifford


From the winners of the Royal Society Young Peoples Book Prize 2014, Clive Gifford and Professor Anil Seth, this is a wonderful and thorough exploration of the most complex and interesting organ of the body. The Human Brain in 30 Seconds is the ideal introduction for budding biologists to the brilliant brain. Each topic is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and full-page, colourful illustration. Fun, active missions support the topics and encourage kids to find out more. With stunning artwork, the attention-grabbing format is engaging and immediate, introducing readers aged from 8 up to this fascinating part of their bodies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782406129
Publisher: Ivy Kids
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Series: Kids 30 Seconds Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,205,824
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of books for children and adults including Eye Benders and Brain Twisters. He is passionate that books should entertain, inform and amaze whenever possible. A contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica, Clive's books have won School Library Association, PBS, Smithsonian and Times Educational Supplement, as well as the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.

Table of Contents

About this book 6

Meet Your Brain 8

Glossary 10

Brain box 12

Parts of the brain 14

Lots of lobes 16

Brain hemispheres 18

Imaging the brain 20

The hungry brain 22

Getting Connected 24

Glossary 26

Sending signals 28

Making connections 30

Bundle of nerves 32

Reflexes 34

The endocrine system 36

Making Sense 38

Glossary 40

Taste and smell 42

Hearing 44

Sight 46

Touch and other senses 48

Perception 50

Taking shortcuts 52

Memory 54

Glossary 56

Making memories 58

Long-term memory 60

Forgetting 62

Memory aids 64

Emotions 66

Glossary 68

What are emotions? 70

Fight or flight 72

Sleep and dreams 74

Brain Skills 76

Glossary 78

Types of intelligence 80

Language intelligence 82

Visual-spatial intelligence 84

Logic and problem-solving 86

Creativity and invention 88

Artificial intelligence 90

Discover more 92

Index 94

Answers 96

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