Best-selling author and neuropsychiatrist Dr. Richard Restak brings us an exciting PBS-series companion book filled with fascinating information about the brain. A visually beautiful, thoroughly satisfying exploration of recent discoveries and their human impact, The Secret Life of the Brain unfolds the story of the brain as, unseen and usually unnoticed, it develops and changes throughout our life span.
Restak presents key parts of the story through children and adults hit by brain disorders, this unveiling the brain's most surprising secret: that it is never a victim, it always fights back. Here we discover what the brain can do when confronted by misfortune, especially when the people affected, and the scientists and doctors who work with them, are determined to put up a fight.
The foreword is written by The Secret Life of the Brain series producer David Grubin, who has won numerous Emmy awards for public television documentaries.