Brain chemicals are in the headlines at a lot. This book sifts fact from fiction to uncover the real science behind the scaremongering.Ginny Smith is an experienced science communicator with a background in psychology and neuroscience and dozen of key contacts in these research areas, and is well placed to write this book.Interdisciplinary, and covering a wide range of topics that will appeal to a broad audience.Ginny Smith is a science writer and presenter with a background in neuroscience and psychology. As the founder of Braintastic! Science, she presents shows at schools and festivals. She also teaches at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education and shares her storytelling skills as a science communication trainer and consultant. Ginny hosts the British Psychological Society's Psych Crunch podcast, and is a regular presenter on the Cosmic Shambles Network.A NEW SCIENTIST BOOK OF THE YEAR From adrenaline to dopamine, our lives are shaped by the chemicals that control us. They are the hormones and neurotransmitters that our brains run on, and Overloaded looks at the roles they play in all aspects of our experiences, from how we make decisions, who we love, what we remember to basic survival drives such as hunger, fear and sleep. Author Ginny Smith explores what these tiny molecules do: what roles do cortisol and adrenaline play in memory formation? How do hormones and neurotransmitters affect the trajectory of our romantic relationships? Ginny meets scientists at the cutting-edge of brain chemistry research who are uncovering unexpected connections between these crucial chemicals. An eye-opening route through the remarkable world of neuro-transmitters, Overloaded unveils the chemicals inside each of us that touch every facet of our lives.Investigates the important chemicals that run our brainsGinny Smith brings clarity with aplomb, revealing the chemistry behind how we sleep, what we fear, who we love and even what we remember.This mind-bending, eye-opening book looks at the role played by hormones and neurotransmitters in every aspect of our lives, from what we remember, how we make decisions and who we love to basic survival drives such as hunger, fear and sleep.A mind-blowing exploration into how brain chemical affect every area of your life.There's so much more to the way our brains work than we can be aware of on a day-to-day basis, and it's fascinating to discover more about it ... the writing is engaging, so you don't need a science degree to understand it.Fascinating and useful.
Ginny Smith is a science writer and presenter with expertise in psychology and neuroscience. She has a talent for making the complex comprehensible, and a passion for bringing her love of brain science to audiences around the world. Ginny founded Braintastic! Science, which produces spectacular science shows and resources to help young people understand and get the best out of their brains. She is regularly found on stage at schools, festivals and events, and relishes answering childrens' questions about the brain. Ginny also produces content about the brain for adults. She teaches at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education, and is a regular blogger and video presenter for the Cosmic Shambles Network, alongside some of the biggest names in science. She hosts the Psychological Society's Psych Crunch Podcast, and shares her skills as a science communication trainer and consultant. ginnysmithscience.com / @GinnySmithSci