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Review by Suzer6440 xyz -- How My Brain Works

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[Following is a volunteer review of "How My Brain Works" by Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin.]
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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.

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Wow this book is deep. I like it. Your review makes me feel like I've read the book. Thank you for the review.
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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.
That is, indeed, a lovely quote, and bringing real-life examples into the book makes it much more relatable. I remember reading the sample when this book was Book of the Day, but I have the impression that the author categorizes anything that doesn't fall into a certain box of "normalcy" as a disease to treat. I'm all for improving our mental health, but I think it's important to remember and respect that what's normal to someone is not so for another person.
The critic, of course, is not for you. Your review is concise and enjoyable. It's just something that bothers me about modern mental sciences.
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This is a very thorough review. I like how the book focuses on the health aspects and is easy to understand. Good review!
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Thank you for your recommendation! I love educational book, and this one approaches a very interesting topic. Young minds should find a lot of answers in it. Great review!
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I like that not only does the book tell you about the brain works it also tells you how to keep it working at its peak. Thanks for your wonderful review!
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This is a very insightful review for a very relevant and educative book. Thanks for the recommendation.
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“As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you.” That's definitely a good way to start a book. I also appreciate that the author is well-versed in the subject of the book. Thank you for the informative review!
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The title caught my attention but your review raises my curiosity of reading this book. Wonderful review!
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Prisallen wrote: 17 Apr 2021, 09:50 I like that not only does the book tell you about the brain works it also tells you how to keep it working at its peak. Thanks for your wonderful review!
Wow! This would be a wonderful book to read then.
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63tty wrote: 14 Apr 2021, 14:29 Wow this book is deep. I like it. Your review makes me feel like I've read the book. Thank you for the review.
I also concur.
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I would love to know how my brain works and this book seems like a good start. The cover page too is too inviting. Thank you for an amazing review.
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I don't think my brain can wrap around this one (sorry for the pun). Thank you for your review.
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I want to think that those who are interested in bettering their mental health will enjoy it too, based on your review. I do hope that this book will help its readers appreciate their brains more and take better care of them. Thanks for the review! :)
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