May 16, 2014
Introducing the brain
National Geographic Investigates: The Human Brain: Inside Your Body's Control Room
by Kathleen Simpson
This is a good introductory book about the brain. In clear language, it explains how learning occurs, how anesthesia can affect neurons, what is meant by brain plasticity, and how sleepiness affects coordination. There's also a chapter about happiness and the emotional brain.
At a concise 64 pages, this is an easy, fast read, perfect for whetting the appetite about brain science.