OUR BRAIN by Margaret O. Hyde


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As the use of computers becomes more common, schools at the secondary level are gearing various courses toward a better understanding of computer technology. This well written explanatory book compares the physiology and functions of the human brain to those imposed on electronic devices. After a description of the parts of the brain and its directive role in the nervous system, the author proceeds to a discussion of the many experiments of the recent past, as well as those still under study, which have produced information on how the human brain works and how it reacts to stimulating or hallucinatory drugs and anaesthetic techniques. From the I.Q. and memory storage, it is a short step to the comparative functions designed for computers in their present working state. The book also includes a brisk discussion of mental health. The author has written over twelve well-received books on various aspects of science.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1964
Publisher: McGraw-Hill