Cerebellum, lobes, neurons, nerves-these are what make up the brain, the most important organ of all. Did you know that a super-sophisticated computer is sitting right inside your skull? Or how about the fact that it's actually red and slimy? Whether you're taking a test in class, throwing a dodge ball during recess, playing video games at a friend's house, or even sleeping in your bed, you're using your brain. It controls both your motions and emotions, not to mention your speech, senses, digestion, and just about every other body function. We are our brains! But why are some people so smart and others so, well, brain dead? Mind-boggling brainiac Nick Arnold, the Aventis Prize-winning author of the Horrible Science series, relates information to kids with lively humor and never dumbs down the material. Narrator George K. Wilson taps into his higher brain functions to deliver a thoroughly captivating reading.