In addition to history and anatomy of the brain, this cool book with a see-through vinyl jacket includes information on learning and memory, the right brain and left brain, training the brain using memory tricks, phobias, intelligence, and the importance of sleep. Illustrations. Understanding the brain is one of the biggest challenges facing scientists. We still don't know how the brain creates thoughts! Newquist peels back the layers of the brain to explain what it's made of, how it works, and how to make your brain work for you. From eyeballs to neurons, vivid illustrations show pieces of its complex structure. The historical chapter details how Egyptians scooped out the brains of mummies, and how phrenology developed. Brain surgery and brain abnormalities are explained, as is the function of sleep and dreams. An informal and intriguing look inside your head.