The Little Book of Big Stuff about the Brain



Edited by Ian Gilbert.

As a teacher you are a ‘neural architect’ whether you like it or not. So you’d better read the manual.

Learning, motivation, progress, achievement, success – at the end of the day it all boils down to brains. This light-hearted look at the brain especially focuses on the neurobiology of emotional intelligence and helps us understand why emotional intelligence is so important to health, wealth and happiness. Not to mention teaching and learning. It is a book about structure and function and the immensely reassuring fact that there is nothing occult or sinister about our emotional selves – we are just a whole pile of physical, chemical and electrical circuitry that determines everything from how we brush our hair to how we solve complex social and intellectual questions, circuits that can be adjusted, changed and remodelled if we really want to. This is the user’s guide your brain never came with.


Additional information

Page Count

178 pages

Book Dimensions

124 x 174mm


Hardback • E-Book



Publication Date

April 2008

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