Getting your head around the brain by Amanda EllisonGetting your head around the brain by Amanda Ellison

Getting your head around the brain

byAmanda Ellison

Paperback | September 5, 2012

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Have you ever wondered how it's possible to walk down a street, with your thoughts on what you're going to have for lunch? What's telling your legs to move while your mind is on other things? And how are you reading these words right now? The simple answer: it's your brain.

By answering these questions and more, Getting Your Head Around the Brain is your first stop for understanding human behaviour. It provides intriguing insight into the brain's awesome abilities, and covers fascinating topics like sensation, memory and emotion. Whether you're studying for your psychology degree, or whether you just want to learn more about human behaviour, Getting Your Head Around the Brain is a fun-and-friendly guide to this mysterious and often misunderstood organ.

Key features:
* no nonsense - it's written in language that you don't need a PhD to understand;
* eye-catching illustrations and cartoons;
* fascinating examples throughout.

Let this book guide your curiosity for the intricacies and surprises of the brain and the behaviour it produces.
AMANDA ELLISON is Senior Lecturer in the Psychology department at Durham University, UK. She has been teaching Biological Psychology and other neuroscientific topics for 16 years, and is particularly interested in how different parts of the brain talk to each other when we are doing everyday things.
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Title:Getting your head around the brainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pagesPublished:September 5, 2012Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230298559

ISBN - 13:9780230298552

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Table of Contents

Engage Your Brain.- The Nitty Gritty.- What a Sensation.- See What I Mean?.- Now Hear This.- Moving On.- How do Your Neurons Grow?.- Oh DO Behave.- Just Sleep on it.- Let's Talk about Sex.- Second that Emotion.- Memories are Made of This.- You'd Better Think.- Put it all Together... .