For more than twenty years, the Science Times section of The New York Times has been the source of cutting-edge scientific information for readers throughout the world. The award-winning Times writers place the latest research in context, and with lucid analyses take readers beyond the headlines toward real understanding.The Science Times Book of the Brain is a superb volume with chapters on senses, emotions, mood, memory, language, consciousness, dreams, medicine, and much more. Articles illuminate key discoveries made within the last decade about the physiology, psychology, and neurology of our most vital organ.How is it that we learn? How does the brain make sense of our world? How do children's brains develop? What goes awry in trauma and mental illness? How does the brain repair itself and compensate? What is the nature of consciousness? These and hundreds of other mysteries are plumbed in The Science Times Book of the Brain. Everyone with an interest in the mysteries and wonders of the brain and the mind will find this collection indispensable. (71/4 X 91/2, 260 pages, illustrations)
About the Author
Nicholas Wade is a longtime reporter for The New York Times's Science section, which studies by the Times have shown is the most popular section of the paper around the country. Before writing for the Times, Wade was the deputy editor of Nature magazine in London, one of the world's most prestigious science publications, and a reporter for Science magazine, the world's premier science journal. He is the author or coauthor of six books, including A Natural History of Vision.