- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition (September 4, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1608199339
- ISBN-13: 978-1608199334
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College Reprint Edition
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"Dr. Wang and Dr. Aamodt playfully and engagingly introduce us to the hidden talents of our children's brains." --Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show""" "Few humans are as neurotic as parents, frantic about the disastrous lifelong consequences of every errant hiccup. In this smart, funny, accessible, and supremely sane book, Aamodt and Wang explain that our supposed knowledge in this realm is riddled with urban myths and that a child's brain is tough and resilient in the face of adversity. This is a terrific, fun, educational book."" --"Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D., author of "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" "Fact-filled and fascinating, "Welcome to Your Child's Brain" will answer many of parents' most urgent questions. Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang present the real data that will help parents understand and nurture their children of all ages." "--"Dr. Lise Eliot, associate professor of neuroscience at Rosalind Franklin University and author of "What's Going On in There?" and "
About the Author
Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D., is the former editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. During her career, she has read over five thousand neuroscience papers, given lectures at many universities, and attended over forty scientific meetings in ten countries. Her science writing has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, El Mundo, and the London Times. She lives in Northern California with her husband. Sam Wang, Ph.D., is an associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. He has published over fifty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals and has received numerous awards. His research and analysis has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and he has made numerous television and radio appearances, including on National Public Radio. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter.
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Overall, the book has good content but it did not seem to be something I would reach for to see if my child was functioning at a level his brain development would predict.
To me, "Welcome to Your Child's Brain" really stands out for two reasons:
1. The authors clearly and concisely summarize results from the current scientific literature without resorting to the over-simplification of this topic that I sometimes see on talk-shows or even in other books.
2. Although the book is a fascinating read on its own, it also contains a lot of useful information. I definitely have a better idea of what (and what not) to worry about after reading it.
I think it will be very helpful to have such an informed overview of the most recent science handy as my daughter gets older.