Welcome to Your Child's Brain
How the Mind Grows from Conception to College
Publication Date: November 2011
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From the authors of the award-winning Welcome to Your Brain comes an essential new book that answers the question: What's going on in my child's head?
Sam Wang, Ph.D., is the coauthor of Welcome to Your Brain and an associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. He has published fifty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals and received numerous awards. His research and analysis has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and on National Public Radio, and he has made numerous television and radio appearances. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife and their two-year-old daughter. Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D., is the coauthor of Welcome to Your Brain and the former editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. During her career, she has read over 5000 neuroscience papers, given lectures at many universities, and attended over forty scientific meetings in ten countries. Her science writing has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, El Mundo, and the Times of London. She lives in Northern California with her husband, one cat, and three chickens. Pete Larkin, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has wide voice-over and on-camera experience and has worked in virtually all media. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993. He has worked as a disc jockey in Baltimore, Washington, and New York, including as host of WNEW-FM's highly rated "Saturday Morning Sixties" program. An award-winning on-camera host, Pete has worked on many industrial films for many of the country's top companies, corporations, and governmental agencies and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations. His theater experience includes a variety of dramatic, comedic, and musical roles.
In a new book, neuroscientists Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt detail how parents can help their children learn the ABCs and self-control. The book, Welcome to Your Child's Brain, explores how the human brain develops from infancy to adolescence. More at NPR.org
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"The authors are consummate myth busters: birth order, research reveals, has little impact on personality, and the left-brain is as emotionally charged as the right. In this info-packed text, Aamodt and Wang offer some familiar advice (e.g., no videos for children under two) as well as some thought-provoking revelations." ---Publishers Weekly