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The Owner's Manual for the Brain: The Ultimate Guide to Peak Mental Performance at All Ages

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Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated.

At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain. And yet, as we well know, it doesn’t come with an owner’s manual—until now. In this unsurpassed resource Dr. Pierce J. Howard and his team distill the very latest re
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Paperback, Fourth Edition, 1056 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published April 1st 2014)
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Andreas
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is a fantastic book that covers a wide range of topics related to your brain. Let me state right at the beginning that despite being an over-sized tome with 1000+ pages it can only provide overviews and introductions. The author mentions in the introduction that he wanted to build a bridge between research reports on the one side and "how-to" guides on the other and in my opinion he succeeded. If you want to learn more then you can always pick from the list of suggested resources at the end ...more
Vegan Warrior
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Didn't work. No smarter.
Keith
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book bridges the gap between the nearly incomprehensible and narrowly focused technical tomes, and the light fluff that parades around in the popular press. In other words, the target audience is the non-specialist who wants to know how things work, and how to make them work better.

Although any one topic might not be treated in great depth, the references are there so that the interested reader may go to original sources to dive deeper into a particular topic. After all, you can only cover
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William Schram
Doctor Howard has gone through a great deal of relevant material to produce this book. He sifts through the material and finds the little tidbits that most apply to certain situations. The book is organized in such a manner that it is easy to find the information you desire.

It is split into seven parts that are further subdivided into chapters. Let's say you want to read something on the aging brain, particularly on memory and how that is affected. You would go to part 2 chapter 6 section 8, whi
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Peter Mcloughlin
This is essentially a reference source like an encyclopedia. I may not have approached this book as it is intended to be used. It is meant as source to dip into and look into various brain related topics like wikipedia. It is not meant to be read straight through which is exactly what I did. As an information source it is useful and should be used as such.
Lori
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
very informative and well written and organized. This book goes very in depth on each topic covered!
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Pierce graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in 1963. After a three-year tour of duty with the U.S. Army, he completed his Ph.D. in 1971 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. An organizational consultant for 40 years, he currently is Managing Director of Research and Development at the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies, Charlotte NC USA. He is a member of the American Psycho ...more