Your Brain: The Missing Manual
Our brain which controls our day to day activities is a mysterious creation of the Nature. We are curious about it and me too. When I go through Your Brain: The Missing Manual By Matthew MacDonald; It change my way of thinking and solve lots of queries for me.
Book is divided into three parts and several chapters; there are total 10 chapters. The main three parts are
- Warming Up
- Exploring Your Brain
- Understanding Other People's Brains
Warming Up which is divided into 3 chapters, focus on biological structure of Human brain and his normal working. In this part we get familiar with the biological terms like hypothalamus, neurons, nervous system, endocrine system etc. If you are a science student then for you this is only the brief summery on human brain and nervous system.
Food and Sleep are the source of energy which effects on the working of our brain. Author gave some tips for nutritious diet and proper sleep so we can keep our brain healthy.
Exploring Your Brain is a collection of 5 chapters which explore different states and terms related to brain like Perception, Memory, Emotions, Reason and Personality. Brain always tries to conclude which may wrong several times. Author introduced here some tackling tricks to take a correct decision and improve our way of thinking and vision to see the world with concepts like optical illusion, techniques for better remembering and learning, Understanding emotions like Pleasure, Fear, Stress and Happiness, Creative thinking and Problem solving, building block of personality. We get lots of help to improve our personality and to be a good human being.
Understanding Other People's Brains contain two chapters. Here we see sexual differences in the brain and a journey to brain development with biological processes. How the brain developed from conception, passed through the rocky waters of teenage life, and ended up in the middle of adulthood.
This book contains lots of tips, images, examples and Fun Facts to understand concepts while reading books.
This book provides a good knowledge on brain and terms related to brain. This book is not a reference book on brain or teaches you any technology or biological term. Itâ€™s a collection of useful information which will help us to understand brain and ways to get more from it to improve our personality.
At last I like to say, you must read it to explore the brain and not as learning material.
Title:Your Brain: The Missing Manual
Authors: Matthew MacDonald
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN 10: 0-596-51778-5
ISBN 13: 978-0596517786
Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm