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Amanda Ellison - Author

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Books by Amanda Ellison

Splitting

Splitting

Author: Amanda Ellison Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Written by a leading neuroscientist, Splitting tells the fascinating true story about headaches, and the secrets they reveal about your brain and overall health. Did you know... - chocolate doesn't give you a headache - and may in fact prevent one happening? - 30% of us sneeze at sunlight? - you can see off a headache with an orgasm? - that you shouldn't wear a striped top if your spouse gets migraines? From migraines to sinus pain to tension headaches - and everything in between - Splitting separates fact from fiction, putting you in control and helping you practise habits that will protect you from headache.

Getting Your Head Around the Brain

Getting Your Head Around the Brain

Author: Amanda Ellison Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2012

Have you ever wondered how it's possible to walk down a street, with your thoughts on what you're going to have for lunch? What's telling your legs to move while your mind is on other things? And how are you reading these words right now? The simple answer: it's your brain. By answering these questions and more, Getting Your Head Around the Brain is your first stop for understanding human behaviour. It provides intriguing insight into the brain's awesome abilities, and covers fascinating topics like sensation, memory and emotion. Whether you're studying for your psychology degree, or whether you just want to learn more about human behaviour, Getting Your Head Around the Brain is a fun-and-friendly guide to this mysterious and often misunderstood organ. Key features: * no nonsense - it's written in language that you don't need a PhD to understand; * eye-catching illustrations and cartoons; * fascinating examples throughout. Let this book guide your curiosity for the intricacies and surprises of the brain and the behaviour it produces.

Getting your head around the brain

Getting your head around the brain

Author: Amanda Ellison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2012

Have you ever wondered how it's possible to walk down a street, with your thoughts on what you're going to have for lunch? What's telling your legs to move while your mind is on other things? And how are you reading these words right now? The simple answer: it's your brain. Often a complex subject to tackle, this book has been written with the first-time learner in mind to guide the reader through the physiological basis of the brain-behaviour link, exploring such fascinating topics as sensation, memory and emotion. This book has been designed to offer an easy and comprehensive read for students in need of an introductory text to the various faculties and functions of the brain and an explanation of how these are central to actively producing human behavior. Apt for undergraduate students studying biological psychology and neuroscience wanting to consolidate their understanding of the brain.