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Do you ever wonder how complex and mesmerizing the brain is? Throughout this informational read, I discovered how influential our brain power is to our overall health. How My Brain Works by Dr. Koltuska-Haskin, begins with the motto, “As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you.” by Jon Kobat-Zinn, which sets the tone to the book. Consequently, that tone manifests in the reader as the moment we realize how easy it is to obsess about the negative aspects of situations. Why not award every small accomplishment?
When that awareness is realized, once we grasp that there is more right with us than wrong, it will blossom into gratefulness and thus the meaning of the quote falls into place.
Although a quick read, the author manages to split the information into two sections. The first part discusses neuropsychology, which is the study of the connection between behavior and brain-function. It offers information on the purpose of an evaluation and how this can determine the pattern of brain activity and a compilation of treatment options if needed. Also included within this section are short examples of real people and their own experience, that although cover a wide range of personalities, they all have one thing in common, overall awareness of mental and physical health.
The second part incorporates brain health and positive advice to enhance cognitive function. This book gives us the knowledge for daily cerebral function and memory improvement. Our subconscious creates connections and associations, This is a process that occurs constantly in our minds.
There are so many things I liked and appreciated in this book. Firstly, there is a plethora of accounts offering benefits of testing and the steps some people follow to maintain optimal health. Secondly, I respect the meaningful quotes that the author shared throughout. They seemed to fit perfectly with the substance of the book. One example of this includes the quote by Helen Keller, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can see the shadows, it’s what the sunflowers do.” This basically means that practicing optimism is a key ingredient in everyday life and if we follow this advice we will rarely see negative things that come our way. Lastly, there is an extensive range of handy information offered to find distinct ways to bring inspiration and positivity to our minds.
Healthcare workers, teachers and parents would admire the subject matter of this book. Young adults who are inquisitive about how our brain works may also find this helpful.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and did not find anything I disliked about it. In addition to this, it is professionally edited and did not provide any evidence of grammatical errors. I am elated to award this book a perfect rating of four out of four stars.
How My Brain Works
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