In Your Daily Brain: 24 Hours in the Life of your Brain, Garth Sundem presents recent scientific findings in neurology, psychology, biology and behavioural economics. The book’s chapters are structured in time slots throughout the day, from getting up (don’t set your alarm clock, your brain knows when sleep time’s over) to going to bed at night (turn off the lights, stop reading, put your smartphone away). Serious stuff like mirror neurons firing at your company’s emotions, the effects of alcohol and drugs to losing your brains due to anger. You learn about microexpressions to detect liars, the importance of exercise and taking another type of puzzle instead of a daily sudoku or crossword puzzle. You can choose to pursue happiness, hug your partner and stimulate bonding. Neuroplasticity and resilience, our incredible brain power and psychological themes like fairness and motivation, emotions and nurture or nature debates. Your Daily Brain is packed with tips and tricks, and gives an actual overview of what we’re capable of using our brains.
About the author
Garth Sundem is the author of books including Geek Logik, The Geeks’ Guide to World Domination, Brain Candy, Brain Trust, and Beyond IQ. He lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.