Book Review: Use Your Head by Tony Buzan

How much of your brain do you use? And, do you use it creatively and effectively? And, what about being able to boost your brain to take advantage of the greatest computer we will all ever own? It is a fact of life that we all under-use our brains, and as a result of ‘life’ have the creativity that it can offer stamped out over a lifetime. This is not a good thing as we are all being told that in order to survive economically we need to be thinking smarter, not just harder.Use Your Head, by Tony Buzan has now been published for over 40 years now, and is the result of a lifetime of experience on the part of the author. Tony’s interest in the brain was started after a visit to a library and being told that there wasn’t a user manual for the brain. Fast forward to 1974 and a version of this book was used as a BBC TV Tie-In for a 10-part series of the same title.

I would describe this book as part text-book, part brain exercise and part story of the brains’ evolution. This is not a book that should gather dust on a shelf, as this can become a starting point to getting the most out of your mind to everyone’s benefit.

With sections on understanding concepts such as IQ, natural acumen and memory, the book then goes on to discuss mind mapping, recall techniques as well as  whole selection of exercises to work through that should stretch the most important muscle you have. The book is structured in such a way that engages the reader so that if you have an enquiring mind (and you will if you’ve bought this book), then there is plenty of information and problem solving to chew on.

With more neural connections in the brain than there are atoms in the known universe, can you afford not to boost your brain power.


Book ReviewUse Your Head, by Tony Buzan

ISBN – 978-1-4066-4427-2

Date of Review – 17th September 2010

Reviewed ByWill Roney

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