The Adolescent Brain
Original title: El cerebro infantil y adolescente
Category: Non-Fiction | Parenting

The Adolescent Brain

Original title: El cerebro infantil y adolescente
Category: Non-Fiction | Parenting
Synopsis:

Keys and secrets of neuroeducation

How the adolescent brain develops to understand all the keys and secrets of neuroeducation

The development of the brain and its functioning is one of the most fascinating processes we can observe. Indeed, its complexity makes it one of the most mysterious of organs. Understanding every detail of the nervous system, from the most basic elements such as neurons and neurotransmitters to the more general ones such as hemispheres, brain lobes and the prefrontal cortex, is essential for parents and teachers.

This book will enable you to travel through the most surprising areas of our nervous system. You will understand brain plasticity, that extraordinary capacity characteristic of the brain of children and adolescents, as well as the influence of genetics and the environment in which we develop, subjects that are fundamental for anyone who is in contact with young people. 

To better understand how the different areas of the brain develop and connect, this book explains the "pedagogical model of the four brains", a simple and practical model designed by the author that will help you to better understand and interpret the behaviors of children and adolescents.

At what age does the brain reach its maximum development? Are there differences between male and female brains? What characterizes the adolescent brain? What part of the brain differentiates us from other animals? When children experience fear or anger, what happens at the brain level to make them behave that way? At what age can children start lying? These are just some of the many questions that are answered in this book.

In addition to understanding the thrilling development of the brain, chapters are dedicated, in a practical way with guidance for parents and teachers, to brain processes such as concentration, self-control, memory, learning and emotions, which will be useful both at home and in the classroom.

Because understanding the development and functioning of the brain will help you to be a better mother, father and teacher.

Technical data

Publishing date: | 368 pages | ISBN: 978-84-480-2876-3 | Imprint: Libros Cúpula