Imagine what it would be like if you knew a 10-year-old child who, instead of sitting in a 4th-grade classroom, was graduating from college? Sounds pretty crazy, right? Meet Michael Kevin Kearney, a child prodigy whose out-of-this-world talents highlight the impressive capabilities of the human brain. It’s all here in Brain, for kids, which kicks off with the parts of the brain and how it develops, the difference between male and female brains, and why it’s said that we have “two brains.” But no matter the size or shape of the human brain, kids will discover here, it would be nothing but a slimy, wrinkled blob of gray tissue without nerves and neurotransmitters, which connect what you experience with the areas of the brain that can interpret it.
It’s possible to train the human brain; for kids who really want to maximize their brainpower, they’ll be jazzed to find out that studying music can help, as well as doing puzzles. Another thing that keeps your brain alert and focused is getting enough sleep. Feeling like your brain needs a tune-up? Read about the 10 steps to a healthy brain, which include eating protein-rich foods and going to bed at about the same time every night.