Welcome to Your Child's Brain

Pages: 336
Subject: Psychology
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

Welcome to Your Child's Brain

How the Mind Grows from Birth to University

Sam Wang, Sandra Aamodt

Two top neuroscientists wittily dissect how childrens' brains really work
9781851689125 (1 Apr 2012)
RRP £9.99

The Book

Neuroscientists Aamodt and Wang illuminate how children's brains grow - and how they can be nurtured, scientifically, to reach their full potential. The authors investigate common child-rearing wisdom, exposing bad brain trainingA" products and the ways parents most influence a child's personality. They explain why playing outside improves vision, why teenagers stay up late, and why learning a second language increases empathy. And they share amusing experiments that will let every parent watch a child's grey matter at work. Filled with myth-busting facts and clever advice, this is an indispensable, entertaining guide to your child's brain.

Additional Information

Subject Psychology
Pages 336
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations

About the Author

Sandra Aamodt is the former Editor-in-Chief of Nature Neuroscience, the top journal in the field of brain research. Her writing has appeared in The Times, among others.

Sam Wang is Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Princeton University. He has published over fifty articles on brain function and plasticity in leading scientific journals. Together, they are the authors of the award-winning Welcome to Your Brain.


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