What We Are Reading Today: Innate — How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are

Updated 07 October 2018
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What We Are Reading Today: Innate — How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are

  • Leading neuroscientist and popular science blogger Kevin Mitchell traces human diversity and individual differences to their deepest level

AUTHOR: Kevin J. Mitchell

What makes you the way you are — and what makes each of us different from everyone else? In Innate, leading neuroscientist and popular science blogger Kevin Mitchell traces human diversity and individual differences to their deepest level — in the wiring of our brains, says a review on the Princeton University Press website. 

Deftly guiding us through important new research, including his own groundbreaking work, he explains how variations in the way our brains develop before birth strongly influence our psychology and behavior throughout our lives, shaping our personality, intelligence, sexuality, and even the way we perceive the world.

We all share a genetic program for making a human brain, and the program for making a brain like yours is specifically encoded in your DNA.

But, as Mitchell explains, the way that program plays out is affected by random processes of development that manifest uniquely in each person, even identical twins. 


Where We Are Going Today: Stationery Fantasies

Updated 15 November 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: Stationery Fantasies

Rawae’e Al-Maktabaat (Stationery Fantasies) in Jeddah aims to awaken children’s creativity.
Located on Prince Sultan Road in Al-Zahra’a district, the facility is divided into six parts: The water park, indoor activity area, children’s costume shop, toy store, stationery shop and housewares stores.
There are four floors of indoor activity options for kids to choose from. The floors are divided into rooms filled with different activities such as cookery, carpentry, art and soap making. The toddler room has a ball pit and a sand pit.
The water park has a variety of slides and a wave pool. There are cafes and seats for adults to relax.
Rawae’e Al-Maktabaat is the perfect place for kids and their parents to relax and enjoy a creative time.