The Tell-tale Brain; A Neuroscientist's Quest For What Makes Us Human

Summary:

This nonfiction book has many different stories and facts about the human brain. There are lots of anecdotes related to the author's cases as a neuro-scientist. For example he had examined patients who could see colors when looking at a certain number and went into a deep explanation on what makes us human and what it means to be human.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Fascinating detail and real stories make this a book a page-turner for teens. Even though it is heavily scientific, the writing is very accessible and understandable for a YA audience.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

Ramachandran is a brilliant neuro-scientist who has written a marvelous book. I would definitely pick it up. I never thought a non-fiction book could be so interesting but this book just blew my mind.

Type of Book:
This is an adult-oriented title that has a YA reading level.
Educational Themes:

This is all about human physiology.

Reading Level:
7.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
13 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 and Up
Age of child:
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Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is fascinating and readers will explore everything The Tell-Tale Brain, unless they are fascinated by human science, they will move on to another book.

Title The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
Author V. S. Ramachandran
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company © 2011
ISBN 9780393077827
Material Hard Cover
Genres Science, Science - Anatomy
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