An essential guide for the modern brain owner by expert author Matthew MacDonald, Your Brain comes packed with ready-to-follow advice on everything from eating right to improving your memory.
"I wanted to write a book that claimed the middle ground between brain biology and practical advice," explains Matthew. "So I combined key insights about how the brain works with a practical payoff."
The result is an addictively readable guide. Your Brain doesn't just focus on how the brain works, but also on how you can use it more effectively. Matthew explains how we think, how we feel, and why it's so difficult to say no to that second piece of triple-chocolate cheesecake.
"People can get far more from their brain by learning to use it more effectively. And that's where my book fits in." adds Matthew. "Readers will learn how to compensate for the brain's weaknesses (for example, using memory tricks to shore up easily forgotten details), override the brain's autopilot, treat the brain right (with brain-friendly food and proper sleep), and spot the brain's mistakes before they become catastrophic."
One part science guide, one part self-help concierge, Your Brain: The Missing Manual comes grounded in the latest neuroscience, psychology, and nutritional wisdom. After all, your brain is easily your most important possession; it deserves proper upkeep.
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Matthew MacDonald is an author and programmer extraordinaire. His books include Excel 2007: The Missing Manual, Access 2007: The Missing Manual, Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual, and over a dozen books about programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework. In a dimly remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.
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