MY BRAIN AND I ARE ONE
Will an infant deprived of close physical contact develop psychopathic tendencies? Are the behavioral differences between the sexes founded in neurological fact? Can senility be diagnosed before its symptoms appear? Neurologist Richard M. Restak considers such diversity of questions in this revolutionary exploration of the human mind.
Through the new approach of psychobiology, which combines brain science with behavioral science, Dr. Restak discusses the physical functions of the brain as the basis of man's mental and emotional capabilities-and liabilities. He explains how the brain affects language, health, emotion, intelligence, and personality; and how it is influenced by nutrition, heredity, drugs, and environment.
Focusing on the cultural, moral, philosophical, and political implications of recent findings, Dr. Restak provides an animated and intriguing survey while posing some startling possibilities for the future of society.