Summary of The Owner's Manual for the Brain

Everyday Applications from Mind-Brain Research

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The Owner's Manual for the Brain book summary
Know how to use your head? Cognitive scientists tell you what to do to turbocharge your brainpower.


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Do you use your head? Do you think before you act? Do you really know how to ponder things? Pierce J. Howard does. As the director of research at a cognitive science center, he has developed a truly practical, well-organized book about the brain, complete with information on how to think more effectively. He details, in a fascinating, comprehensive fashion, the latest knowledge about mind-brain functioning. You can put his specific, helpful reporting to work to boost your mental prowess and overall health. getAbstract recommends this excellent book to readers who want to know how their thinking works, and to learn how to improve and protect their brainpower.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What cognitive science is
  • How cognitive scientists use mind-brain research to determine how the brain works
  • What are some practical applications of this research


Mind-Brain Research
Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary study of how the brain works. Cognitive scientists’ amazing research on mind-brain functioning has resulted in practical applications that you can implement to help improve your mental functioning, acuity, brainpower and overall...
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About the Author

Pierce J. Howard, adjunct professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is the research director at the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies, a research firm that provides programs based on cognitive science. He also is an expert on organizational development.

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