Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain RevealedPaperback
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- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 15mm | 172g
- Publication date: 2 May 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1406346934
- ISBN 13: 9781406346930
- Edition: Revised
- Edition statement: Revised edition
- Sales rank: 19,224
Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. Nicola Morgan's carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression. The revised edition of this classic book contains important new research, including information on mirror neurons and their effect on the teenage brain.
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A critically-acclaimed author, Nicola Morgan has written nearly a hundred books. Her fiction titles for young people include Mondays Are Red, Fleshmarket, The Highwayman's Footsteps, The Highwayman's Curse, Deathwatch, Chicken Friend, The Passionflower Massacre and Sleepwalking, winner of the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award. Her most recent novel, Wasted, won several awards, including the Scottish Children's Book Award (older readers) and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her best known non-fiction title, Blame My Brain - The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed, was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize for Science. Nicola has also written a number of popular home learning books, including the I Can Learn series, Mega English and the Thomas The Tank Engine Maths series. Nicola lives in Edinburgh; she is a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland and is currently an Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland.
"I only wish that this book had been around when dealing with my own teenager's antisocial behaviour." (TES) "It is very rare that an author succeeds in writing a book for teenagers which is also a 'must read' for their parents and teachers." (The Scotsman)"