In approach as well as age level this falls somewhere between the Silversteins' up-to-date review of the basics in Exploring...

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THE WORLD WITHIN THE BRAIN

In approach as well as age level this falls somewhere between the Silversteins' up-to-date review of the basics in Exploring the Brain (KR, 1973) and Maya Pine's popular adult introduction to the state of the art of The Brain Changers (KR, 1973), but Weiss' style and organization are slack compared to either. True he does take on some subtle and complex matters, and begins by properly dismissing the common computer and switchboard analogies as simplistic, but the discussions he then launches of eye-brain interaction, mapping the brain and the ""address"" of memory are wordy and rambling all the same. Later chapters on the more specific topics of biofeedback and split brain research and the issues of freedom and mind control, logic vs. intuition, and the civil liberties implications of psychosurgery can provide young readers with plenty to think about, but YA librarians should consider that Maya Pine's coverage of much the same material is significantly clearer, fuller and more interesting.

Pub Date: April 22, 1974

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Publisher: Messner

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974