Extraordinary info for laymen and Very helpful for an aging male. I currently am beginning to have memory problems but my ability to collect and understand information is still good. Great to learn that some of my memory concerns are natural and most likely due to aging. Thank you!!!!!!!
this little book is concise and to the point, and there's not a single word or idea in here that will waste any of your time. It's a book that you can read for minutes or hours at a time...perfect for those times when you're waiting for something or someone and you have 10 or 15 minutes that you'd prefer not to squander. I was sorry it ended.
I picked this up at a Borders a week before the publishing date (January 2009) and finished just before the new year. It's a small book, but it has enough information to keep the laity (me) entertained and educated for a while.
The book is divided into several different parts- the brain itself, pathologies and diseases of the brain, technology in keeping brains healthy, among others. Each chapter has several tens of specific subjects and each subject takes up two pages. At the end of each subject, the authors included delicious bits of relevant trivia that keep the book fun and light.
For people interested in psychology in general, this book is almost necessary.