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How to Be A Genius

Woodward, John (Book - 2013)
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Explores the working of the brain, the potential of the mind and how the brain makes a person unique. Includes puzzles, games, and optical illusions to sharpen the wit.
Authors: Woodward, John, 1954-
Title: How to be a genius
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2013
Edition: Pbk. ed
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: written by John Woodward ; consultants, David Hardman and Phil Chambers ; illustrated by Serge Seidlitz and Andy Smith
Notes: Includes index
Subtitle on cover: Your brain and how to train it
Contents: Your amazing brain
Meet your brain. Mapping the brain ; Left brain, right brain ; Taking sides ; Nerves and neurons ; Brain waves ; What is a genius?
Come to your senses. Brain and eyes ; Tricky pictures ; How you see ; Simple illusions ; Impossible illusions ; How you hear ; Sounds like? ; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; Taste and smell ; Sensitive senses ; How you feel and touch ; Touch and tell ; Tricking the mind ; Magic tricks ; Sensing your body ; Body illusions ; Intuition
How memory works. How you think ; What is memory? ; Improve your memory ; Do you remember? Paying attention ; Making associations ; Albert Einstein
Problem solving. How you learn ; Mastering mazes ; Puzzling patterns ; Intelligence types ; George Washington Carver ; Logic ; Illogical thinking ; Brainteasers ; Thinking inside the box ; Mathematical thinking ; Think of a number ; The magic of math ; Spatial awareness ; Seeing in 2-D ; Thinking in 3-D ; Invention ; Wernher von Braun
A way with words. Learning to speak ; Having a word ; Using language ; Words aloud ; Reading and writing ; Jean Francıois Champollion
The creative mind. What is creativity? ; Are you a creative spark? ; Boost your creativity ; Creative exercises ; Leonardo da Vinci
Your brain and you. Sense of self ; Personality types ; What about you? ; What makes you tick? ; Mary Anning ; The unconscious ; Dreams ; Emotions ; Mahatma Gandhi ; Fear ; Reading emotions ; Body talk ; Good and bad habits ; Winning and losing
The evolving brain. How we got our brains ; Charles Darwin ; How the brain grows ; Brain surgery ; Animal intelligence ; Train your pet ; Can machines think? ; Program your friend
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Summary: Explores the working of the brain, the potential of the mind and how the brain makes a person unique. Includes puzzles, games, and optical illusions to sharpen the wit.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Andy 1973-
ISBN: 9781465414243
146541424X
Branch Call Number: j 153.9 W911h 2013
Subject Headings: Brain Juvenile literature Intellect Juvenile literature Cognition Juvenile literature Psychology Juvenile literature Personality Juvenile literature Puzzles Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Brain
Intellect
Cognition
Psychology
Personality
Puzzles
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May 06, 2014
  • lilly29 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great book for teaching children about the Brain. Also used for a graduate teaching course. It broke things down and made learning about the brain a little funner.
Many lesson plans were made from reading this book and children love to learn about their bodies so this book was simply interesting for them.

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