Books: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About the Brain

MAN AND MEMORY: BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE SCIENCE OF THE HUMAN MIND by D.S. Halacy Jr. 259 pages. Harper & Row. $6.95.

Here is everything you always wanted to know about the brain but were afraid to ask. For example, does size really make a difference?

Unfortunately, yes. The average male human brain weighs three pounds, a size exceeded only by the brains of elephants, sperm whales and dolphins. However, it is the ratio of total body weight to brain weight that is more important. In this respect, of the three above, only the dolphin compares...

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