Describes the biology of the brain, the brain's functions, causes of brain disorders and neurological diseases, and ways to measure and increase intelligence.
You’re no idiot, of course. You know your own mind, but when it comes to understanding what’s really going on in your head—all those synapses! all those neurons!—you feel like you’re just about brain-dead … Don’t let it unnerve you! The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Understanding the Brain proves that you don’t need to be a genius to be in the know—and gives you lots of fun stuff to think about, too. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide®, you get: -- The history of human knowledge of the brain. -- Insights into what causes brain disorders—and how best to treat them. -- Thoughtful tips about the many different ways we learn new information. -- Fascinating, little-known facts about the nervous system.