Welcome to Your Brain

coverWelcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life was named Young Adult Science Book of the Year in 2009 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

“Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang pull off a remarkable feat — they turn the enormously complicated field of neuroscience into a light read. Their breezy explanations of our brains’ little quirks are as amusing as they are informative. …backed up by the latest research and clear explanations with no discernable bias or agenda.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“An easily readable explanation of the brain…Debunk[s] myths and misconceptions” — NPR, All Things Considered

“…a terrific, surprisingly fun guide for the general reader.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Welcome to Your Brain is a delightful and engaging romp through neuroscience by two of its leading lights — a marvelous collection of facts and findings that answer the questions we all have about our own minds. If the human brain came with an owner’s manual, it might well look like this.” — Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

“An insightful and playful guide to the most mysterious part of the universe — Welcome to Your Brain unravels some of the fascinating discoveries and puzzles of this marvelous organ.” — Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational

Welcome To Your Brain is a lucid and fascinating journey into the inner life of the mind, an essential manual for one of nature’s most amazing technologies. You’ll never think about yourself — or think about thinking — quite the same way again.” — Steven Johnson, author of Mind Wide Open and The Ghost Map

“People need to know how the brain works. How else can you competently serve on a jury, or vote for what the government should spend money on, or decide what to make of your child having trouble learning to read? But here’s the problem: lots of people find science difficult. Welcome to Your Brain is a great solution. Written by two top neuroscientists, it’s great on the facts — accurate, up to date, focuses on all the important topics — AND it’s crystal clear and witty and irreverent and wonderfully written. This is a terrific book.” — Robert Sapolsky, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

“If all scientists could write like this, professional science writers would be out of a job.  Welcome to Your Brain is clear, understandable, entertaining and fascinating.  A description of how, in a noisy room, to hear a caller on your cell phone is just one of the many good reasons to buy this book.” — Sandra Blakeslee, co-author, The Body Has a Mind of its Own

Available from 24 publishers worldwide:
US – Bloomsbury
Albanian – MAX
Arabic – Arab Scientific Publishers
Bulgarian – Bard
Czech – Levne Knihy
Chinese (simplified) – CITIC
Chinese (complex) – Commonwealth Publishing Group
Dutch – Kosmos
German – Beck
Greek – AVGO
Hebrew – Miskal
Indonesian – PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Italian – Mondadori
Japanese – Toyo Keizai
Korean – Sallim
Portuguese (Brazil) – Pensamento
Portuguese (Portugal) – Pergaminho
Romanian – Editura Litera International
Russian – Exmo
Spanish – Ediciones B
Swedish – Natur & Kultur
Thai – WeLearn
Turkish – Indigo Books
UK – Random House

3 thoughts on “Welcome to Your Brain

  1. Hi Sandra!

    I want to thank you for writing – together with Sam Wang – “Welcome to
    Your Brain”!
    This is one of the most important book I’ve ever read (in Romanian
    language – Litera International Publishing House) !
    Reading all those papers paid off!
    I think it should be required reading for everybody, even though they
    might not be interested in your field!

    Thank you so much!

  2. Dear Dr. Sandra, I was trying to get a physical address for my son whom is in prison because he wanted to make contact with you regarding your work and knowledge of the brain. I will inform him you have books and no personal address to contact. That maybe he can write question’s down that he has in mind and I can email them to you for reply.
    thank you,

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