Lobe Your Brain: What Matters About Your Grey Matter
Written for the younger set ranging from kindergarten to the third grade, psychology professor Leanne Boucher Gill, tries to make the brain meaningful to the beginning student. Showing the central nervous system to be composed of the brain and spinal cord, the focus is then placed on the brain lobes. The four lobes, the frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal areas are then assigned their roles in the body’s functioning. Each of these sections is accompanied by strikingly almost garishly colored images of children happily performing these assigned activities. Each page contains an outline of the exposed brain with the labeled anatomical section and ends with a brief peek at the exposed buried limbic system. The book here reads like an anatomy text directly translated down for children. The mystery of our extraordinary brain would have been better relayed to kids by more experienced children story writers who can more aptly capture their interest through whimsy and a narrative story using children’s language. This just reads like a boring, simplified anatomy text.
|Author||Leanne Boucher Gill|
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||American Psychological Association|
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