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How to Explain a Brain: An Educator's Handbook of Brain Terms and Cognitive Processes Hardcover – December 3, 2004

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ISBN-13: 978-1412906388 ISBN-10: 1412906385 Edition: 1st

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"A delicious and nutritious alphabet soup for brain aficionados. How to Explain a Brain serves a generous portion of savory topics for the hearty neural appetite. From amygdala to emotion, from hippocampus to memory, from neurotransmitter to serotonin, the brain is explained as skillfully as one simmers a sumptuous stock." (Robin Fogarty, President)

"Robert Sylwester does a masterful job presenting a simple but elegant picture of the landscape of the brain and related cognitive processes in clear and direct prose." (PsycCRITIQUES, November 2005 2005-11-10)

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Robert Sylwester is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Oregon who focuses on the educational implications of new developments in science and technology. He has written 20 books and curricular programs and 200+ journal articles. His most recent books are The Adolescent Brain: Reaching for Autonomy (2007, Corwin Press) and How to Explain a Brain: An Educator’s Handbook of Brain Terms and Cognitive Processes (2005, Corwin Press). He received two Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Education Press Association of America for his syntheses of cognitive science research, published in Educational Leadership. He has made 1600+ conference and staff development presentations on educationally significant developments in brain/stress theory and research. Sylwester wrote a monthly column for the Internet journal, Brain Connection, throughout its 2000-2009 existence, and is now a regular contributor to the Information Age Education Newsletter (

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Corwin; 1 edition (December 3, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412906385
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412906388
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,265,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dagfinn Moe on December 16, 2008
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The Handbook is full of useful informations about the Brain. If you want to go into details this is not the book, but it gives you a broad picture of the anatomy and the most important electrochemical structures and functions. I like the Handbook very much and always bring it with me wherever I go.
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