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Half a Brain is Enough
The Story of Nico

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development

  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521031110

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  • Half A Brain Is Enough is the moving and extraordinary story of Nico, a little boy who at the age of three was given a right hemispherectomy to control intractable epilepsy. Antonio Battro, a distinguished neuroscientist and educationalist, charts what he calls Nico's 'neuroeducation' with humour and compassion in an intriguing book which is part case history, part meditation on the nature of consciousness and the brain, and part manifesto. Throughout the book Battro combines the highest standards of scientific scholarship with a warmth and humanity that guide the reader through the intricacies of brain surgery, neuronal architecture and the application of the latest information technology in education, in a way that is accessible and engaging as well as making a significant contribution to the current scientific literature. Half A Brain Is Enough will be compulsory reading for anyone who is interested in the ways we think and learn.

    • Fascinating and moving account of one boy's recovery and education following major brain surgery
    • Explores topics such as evolution of the brain, the way the brain works, consciousness, the use of computers in education
    • Complex science yet written in an engaging and accessible way will appeal to academics and professionals, as well as the general reader
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    'A heart-warming charm is to be derived from [this book].' The Times Literary Supplement

    'Antonio M. Battro deserves credit and reading for this extremely concise and informative authoritative introduction to hemispherectomy and brain research in general.' Amazon.com

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521031110
    • length: 136 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.215kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Glossary
    1. The heart is in the brain
    2. Sculpting a new brain
    3. Compensatory analysis
    4. First schooling
    5. The cortical shift
    6. The double brain
    7. Brain, education and development
    Notes
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Antonio M. Battro, Argentine Academy of Education

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