Book Review: Your Daily Brain

Book Review: Your Daily BrainFrom Book Description

“In Your Daily Brain, the team behind Marbles: The Brain Store, a chain devoted to building better brains, shows you all the weird and wonderful ways your brain works throughout the day—even when you think it’s not working at all, like when you’re on the treadmill or picking the kids up from school.”

My Comments

Your Daily Brain was not what I expected. I was expecting a book that combined information and practical application. What I was not expecting was a book that throws out a lot of questions but doesn’t offer any answers. I was also not expecting a lot of “studies show…” and “research shows…” with no real depth of explanation. Yet, sadly, that is what I got.

To be fair, there were some aspects of the book I liked. For example, I thought it was clever that the sections were broken into sections according to the time of day (“The Morning,” “The Day, “the Evening,” etc.). I also liked how each chapter was further broken down into the minutes and hours of the day. In addition, there were some tidbits of interesting information.

However, the biggest problem I had with the book is that it left me wanting. In particular, I wanted more depth. I would have liked more background information into the studies and research and I would have liked more specific and relevant practical applications.  I don’t think it lives up to its promise to show “the weird and wonderful ways your brain works throughout the day.”

I give Your Daily Brain two (2) stars.

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