Dr Nagel's series on human brain development draws on cutting-edge neuroscientific research to explain the brain's remarkable capacity to change, and how this affects the way we learn and behave throughout the lifespan.
According to Dr Nagel, understanding the development of systems and structures in developing brains could lead to better teaching and parenting.
In the Beginning: The brain, early development and learning addresses the changes that occur from pre-conception to birth, and throughout the preschool and early school years.
In the Middle: The adolescent brain, behaviour and learning addresses the maturing adolescent brain, and seeks to answer the perennial question: why do teenagers do the things they do?
The Michael Nagel Set includes:
Dr Michael Nagel is an Associate Professor in the School of Science and Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is one of Australia's leading experts in child development. His teaching and research interests extend over a number of areas including cognition, behaviour, human development and early learning.