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In search of the origin of individuality, world-renowned scientist and author Robert Winston takes the reader on a tour of the human mind and body. Winston’s exploration of the human body goes beyond cells and anatomy to examine how genes and experience determine who we are.
This brightly colored and vividly designed book takes a new and exciting approach to learning about human beings. What Makes Me Me? is the first children’s book to explore how genes, experience, and biology work together to make every person unique.
Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed and award-winning science bestsellers What Makes Me?, Can You Feel the Force?, and Go Figure!, this engaging book takes an in-depth look at the magical world of chemistry and sprinkles it with elements of fun.
New technological developments help us understand how the brain gives rise to the human mind. We can now see the extraordinary complexity of the brain’s circuits, watch which regions use energy and which nerve cells generate electricity as we fall in love, tell a lie or dream of a lottery win. And inside the 100 billion cells of this rubbery network is something remarkable: you.
In this entertaining and accessible book, Robert Winston takes us deep into the workings of the human mind, revealing how our senses, emotions and personality are the result of a ballet of genes and environment that shapes the path of our lives. Here, as he explains how memories are formed and lost, and how the everchanging brain is responsible for toddler tantrums, teenage angst and the battle of the sexes, he also reveals the truth behind extrasensory perception, deja vu and out-of-body experiences. …[more]