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How to Explain a Brain
An Educator's Handbook of Brain Terms and Cognitive Processes


November 2004 | 200 pages | Corwin
"A delicious and nutritious alphabet soup for brain aficionados. How to Explain a Brain serves a generous portion of savory topics for the hearty neural appetite. From amygdala to emotion, from hippocampus to memory, from neurotransmitter to serotonin, the brain is explained as skillfully as one simmers a sumptuous stock."
Robin Fogarty, President
Robin Fogarty & Associates

Unlock the mysteries of the brain with the help of this jargon-free guide!

Noted author Robert Sylwester offers educators and general readers his own definitions for terms used in the cognitive neurosciences. This unique look into the marvelous brain uses language and descriptions that are accessible to readers, even those with just a limited understanding of biology. Discover how our brain is organized and develops, and how educators can use this emerging understanding of cognition to enhance student learning and the school environment.

This ready-reference guide to essential concepts and terms in cognitive neurosciences includes:

  • Nearly 300 encyclopedic entries and cross references created to help educators understand key concepts about our brain's organization, development, and learning capabilities
  • Eleven newly created anatomic models and illustrations that focus on key brain systems and functions
  • References and recommended print and Internet resources

How to Explain a Brain celebrates the brain in all its wonder and is sure to become a reference book of choice for teachers, instructional leaders, and teacher educators.


 
List of Entries
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
Standard Hierarchy of Brain Areas
 
Schematic Illustrations
 
Alphabetized Entries
 
Bibliography and Resources
 
Index

"A delicious and nutritious alphabet soup for brain aficionados. How to Explain a Brain serves a generous portion of savory topics for the hearty neural appetite. From amygdala to emotion, from hippocampus to memory, from neurotransmitter to serotonin, the brain is explained as skillfully as one simmers a sumptuous stock."

Robin Fogarty, President
Robin Fogarty & Associates

"Robert Sylwester does a masterful job presenting a simple but elegant picture of the landscape of the brain and related cognitive processes in clear and direct prose."

PsycCRITIQUES, November 2005
American Psychological Association

Great book to simplify concepts

Mrs Ariana Durando
Psychology Dept, Cuny Queens College
January 21, 2013
Key features
  • A ready-reference guide to essential concepts and terms in the cognitive neurosciences
  • Prepared especially for educators by Bob Sylwester
  • Includes reproducible illustrations of brain anatomy
  • In the tradition of Bob's best-selling 1995 book A Celebration of Neurons
  • Sure to appeal to teachers, instructional leaders, staff developers, and schools of education

 

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Preface


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