Get the Most Out of Your Brain

By O'Reilly Media
June 2, 2008

9780596517786_bkt.gifYour Brain: The Missing Manual is a practical look at how to get the most out of your brain — not just how the brain works, but how you can use it more effectively. What makes this book different than the average self-help guide is that it's grounded in current neuroscience. You get a quick tour of several aspects of the brain, complete with useful advice you can apply to everyday situations.


You get a quick tour of several aspects of the brain, complete with useful advice about:


• Brain Food: The right fuel for the brain and how the brain commands hunger (including an explanation of the different chemicals that control appetite and cravings)


• Sleep: The sleep cycle and circadian rhythm, and how to get a good night's sleep (or do the best you can without it)


• Memory: Techniques for improving your recall


• Reason: Learning to defeat common sense; logical fallacies (including tactics for winning arguments); and good reasons for bad prejudices


• Creativity and Problem-Solving: Brainstorming tips and thinking not outside the box, but about the box -- in other words, find the assumptions that limit your ideas so you can break through them


• Understanding Other People's Brains: The battle of the sexes and babies developing brains


And don't miss the Gallery of Illustrations from Your Brain: The Missing Manual


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