|About the Book|
Brain Views are essays written by Harold W. Nash, EdD, Professor Emeritus, Oswego (NY) State University for the Oswego Palladium-Times from June 2000 through June 2005. Initially the columns were written to help promote his 1999 book, Our AgingMoreBrain Views are essays written by Harold W. Nash, EdD, Professor Emeritus, Oswego (NY) State University for the Oswego Palladium-Times from June 2000 through June 2005. Initially the columns were written to help promote his 1999 book, Our Aging Brain: Changing and Growing. The columns soon evolved to meet the needs of, and answer questions for, readers and respondents.The topics range from anatomy, function, phobias, sex, male, female, disabilities, growth, change, recent research, humor, child abuse, addictions, prayer, faith, remembering, visualizing, genes, aging, nutrition, brain teasers, music, group presentations, lefthanders, free radicals, the year 2000, to the tsunami.Reactions to the columns came from high school students to people in their eighties and nineties. Others who have commented are nurses, doctors, fathers, mothers, priests, teachers and people whose interest in our brain ranges from casual to fairly serious. Also, those who have spoken to the author are sons, daughters, people who have been abused, parents of autistic children, addicts, relatives of Alzheimers and Parkinsons sufferers, as well as senior citizens who are curious about their own aging process.A thirty-eight item Vocabulary section is included to provide some information and definitions and more depth for more serious readers.Six diagrams of our brain are provided to help the reader locate the parts of our brain mentioned in the essays/columns.The sixty-seven item Bibliography provides the reader access to the texts and novels from which I drew information and ideas for the essays. Should the reader wish to move beyond the columns for more personal depth, the bibliographycould be helpful to him or her.A Synthesis section is provided to assist the reader in making decisions about ones lifestyle.