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With his acclaimed Shadow Syndromes and the bestselling Driven to Distraction, Harvard professor John J. Ratey has been at the forefront in explaining the current revolution in the neurosciences. In this new work, he guides us through the brain’s workings and its role in our behavior.
Recent discoveries have revealed the brain to be a malleable organ capable of improvement and change, like any muscle. As a result, specific motor functions can be applied to overcome neural disorders ranging from autism to everyday shyness. In A User’s Guide to the Brain, John Ratey not only lucidly explains the intricacies of the brain and its functions, but he also paves the way for a profoundly better understanding of ourselves and our world.
“[A]n introduction to neuroscience which sticks to a man-on-the-street vocabulary.”—The New Yorker
“Will explain that mysterious space between your ears . . . in an accessible way.” —Psychology Today
“Excellent. . . . Ratey takes the reader on a wondrous journey.”—The Providence Sunday Journal