Full of illuminating illustrations and diagrams, this book lifts the lid on how drugs affect the brain; the science behind addiction; how the brain deals with trauma and pain; and the effects on the brain of love, age, and sex.
Author: Alfred David
Publisher: Hachette UK
In the long history of the study of anatomy, neuroscience is a relatively new field, and there are plenty of mysteries yet to be uncovered. The Secret Life of the Brain explores the fascinating advances that have been made in the field so far, from the intricacies of memory and intelligence, to the enigmatic workings behind our sense of humour and our dreams. Full of illuminating illustrations and diagrams, this book lifts the lid on how drugs affect the brain; the science behind addiction; how the brain deals with trauma and pain; and the effects on the brain of love, age, and sex. Finally, you'll get a tantalising insight into the cutting-edge theories that are attempting to get behind the elements of neuroscience which we still can't quite explain.
Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.
Author: David Eagleman
If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing? In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name being mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common? Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant in 1916? Why are people whose names begin with J more likely to marry other people whose names begin with J? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? And how is it possible to get angry at yourself—who, exactly, is mad at whom? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions. From the Hardcover edition.
or maybe some special ingredient in this food or that—to benefit our brains. As
Mark Moss in Boston says, “We never thought what was happening in the body
was getting to the brain. We thought that the brain was protected. But we are
Author: Barbara Strauch
Publisher: Penguin UK
For many years, scientists thought that the human brain simply decayed over time and its dying cells led to memory slips, fuzzy logic, negative thinking, and even depression. But new research from neuroscien tists and psychologists suggests that, in fact, the brain reorganizes, improves in important functions, and even helps us adopt a more optimistic outlook in middle age. Growth of white matter and brain connectors allow us to recognize patterns faster, make better judgments, and find unique solutions to problems. Scientists call these traits cognitive expertise and they reach their highest levels in middle age. In her impeccably researched book, science writer Barbara Strauch explores the latest findings that demonstrate, through the use of technology such as brain scans, that the middle-aged brain is more flexible and more capable than previously thought. For the first time, long-term studies show that our view of middle age has been misleading and incomplete. By detailing exactly the normal, healthy brain functions over time, Strauch also explains how its optimal processes can be maintained. Part scientific survey, part how-to guide,The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brainis a fascinating glimpse at our surprisingly talented middle-aged minds.
Author: Lisa Feldman BarrettPublish On: 2017-03-07
A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, ...
Author: Lisa Feldman Barrett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science.” — Wall Street Journal “A singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented.” — Scientific American “A brilliant and original book on the science of emotion, by the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin.” — Daniel Gilbert, best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research overturns the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions. Instead, Barrett shows, we construct each instance of emotion through a unique interplay of brain, body, and culture. A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution. “Mind-blowing.” — Elle “Chock-full of startling, science-backed findings . . . An entertaining and engaging read. ” — Forbes
These are some of the questions in this groundbreaking, personal and comprehensive guide into understanding our thoughts.
Author: Mariano Sigman
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
• Where do our thoughts come from? • How can we manipulate our dreams? • What is the role of the unconscious? • How do we make choices and trust the judgement of both others and ourselves? These are some of the questions in this groundbreaking, personal and comprehensive guide into understanding our thoughts.
brain area in the temporal lobe of the brain now called Wernicke's area. Damage
to this area resulted in a completely different set of symptoms. Specifically,
Wernicke damage often results in people's inability to use nouns and regular
Author: James W. Pennebaker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A surprising and entertaining explanation of how the words we use (even the ones we don't notice) reveal our personalities, emotions, and identities. We spend our lives communicating. In the last fifty years, we've zoomed through radically different forms of communication, from typewriters to tablet computers, text messages to tweets. We generate more and more words with each passing day. Hiding in that deluge of language are amazing insights into who we are, how we think, and what we feel. In The Secret Life of Pronouns, social psychologist and language expert James W. Pennebaker uses his groundbreaking research in computational linguistics-in essence, counting the frequency of words we use-to show that our language carries secrets about our feelings, our self-concept, and our social intelligence. Our most forgettable words, such as pronouns and prepositions, can be the most revealing: their patterns are as distinctive as fingerprints. Using innovative analytic techniques, Pennebaker X-rays everything from Craigslist advertisements to the Federalist Papers-or your own writing, in quizzes you can take yourself-to yield unexpected insights. Who would have predicted that the high school student who uses too many verbs in her college admissions essay is likely to make lower grades in college? Or that a world leader's use of pronouns could reliably presage whether he led his country into war? You'll learn why it's bad when politicians use "we" instead of "I," what Lady Gaga and William Butler Yeats have in common, and how Ebenezer Scrooge's syntax hints at his self-deception and repressed emotion. Barack Obama, Sylvia Plath, and King Lear are among the figures who make cameo appearances in this sprightly, surprising tour of what our words are saying-whether we mean them to or not.
arm and leg at the same time) or amphibious movements (e.g., pushing off with
both feet together or pulling with both hands at the same time) served to integrate
and relax the sequencing in the reptilian and limbic brains, reregulating them.
Author: Mia Kalef, DC
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A bold affirmation that we are sentient before conception and in the womb, The Secret Life of Babies reveals author Mia Kalef's groundbreaking findings: babies are able to remember their earliest experiences, this consciousness precedes the physical development of the brain itself, and medical interventions during birth—like forceps and Cesareans—can imprint our relationships with the world and disconnect us from our sustainable place in the ecosystem. Kalef provides a six-step protocol for detecting these individual imprints and taking reparative steps for physiological and emotional balance and release. This book offers us an articulate guide to a transformation that can restore our essential nature. From the table of contents: Foreword by Andrew Feldmar Introduction: The Myth: Science and Experience The Quest: Sparking the Conversation Who Is This Book For? A Song Worth Singing PART ONE: Science Chapter 1: The First Principle: Babies Remember Their Experiences The Controversy A Place to Begin and End: Returning to Wholeness Essential Nature Essential Movements The Mechanisms The Model Perspectives and Purposes Chapter 2: The Second Principle: Consciousness Precedes the Brain Architecture That Supports It The Biological Paradox Brains, Fields, and Development The Effects of Chemical and Emotional Fields Chapter 3: The Third Principle: Babies Are Our Barometers Dominance versus Emergence Historical Cultural Indicators Present-Day Cultural Indicators PART TWO: Experience Chapter 4: The Fourth Principle: It Is Never Too Late to Heal The Vision Horizon Preparing the Way Reclaiming the Body: The Path Home The Prototype PART THREE: Marriage Chapter5: The Intuitive Recovery Project The Anatomy of the Intuitive Recovery Project The Project Chapter 6: Summary From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Sarah-Jayne BlakemorePublish On: 2018-03-22
Up to the minute brain science from a world class scientist. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains how the adolescent brain transforms as it develops and shapes the adults we become.
Author: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Publisher: Random House
Category: Social Science
'You will understand your children better for reading it.' The Times 'Beautifully written with clarity, expertise and honesty about the most important subject for all of us. I couldn't put it down.' Professor Robert Winston An insightful and inspiring read from award-winning neuroscienist, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains: · What makes the adolescent brain different? · Why does an easy child become a challenging teenager? · What drives the excessive risk-taking and the need for intense friendships common to teenagers? · Why it is that many mental illnesses – depression, addiction, schizophrenia – begin during these formative years. And she shows that while adolescence is a period of vulnerability, it is also a time of enormous creativity and opportunity. What readers are saying: *****'An accessible, optimistic and illuminating book.' *****'Essential reading for parents and teachers of adolescents.' *****'Relevant, fascinating and captivating.'
Ordinarily, when we encounter a new situation, the thinking part of the brain, the
cortex, considers information received ... Cognitive psychologists report that
these schemas, akin to what Carl Jung called complexes, shape 45 the secret life
Author: Kat Duff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Unlock the astonishing facts, myths, and benefits of one of the most endangered human resources—sleep. It has become increasingly clear that our sleep shapes who we are as much as, if not more than, we shape it. While most sleep research hasn’t ventured far beyond research labs and treatment clinics, The Secret Life of Sleep taps into the enormous reservoir of human experiences to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource. With a sense of infectious curiosity, award winning author Kat Duff mixes cutting-edge research with insightful narratives, surprising insights, and timely questions to help us better understand what we’re losing before it’s too late. The Secret Life of Sleep tackles the full breadth of what sleep means to people the world over. Embark on an exploration of what lies behind and beyond our eyelids when we surrender to the secret life of sleep.
When a limb is willed to move , the nerves , aided by the brain , draw from the
interior of the muscles some electricity ; discharging it upon their surface , they
are thus contracted and produce the required change of position . ” Similar is the
You may have an idea about mind control, but this book will give you a whole picture of it. Apart from that, this book will also teach you about different manipulation techniques, effective ways to influence people, and more.
Author: Brandon Greene
The Secret Life of the Brain Do you still find your brain mysterious? Well, no one could blame you as the human brain can do a lot of things. After all, it would not be part of the central nervous system for nothing. The Secret Life of the Brain book comes in three parts. Each part comes with valuable ideas that can make you more interested to the functions of your brain. Primarily, this book will help you in several ways, including: How to master the art of persuasion How to use persuasion to alter your emotional influence How to analyze people's psychology with the help of body language and speed reading techniques In part one of this book, you will discover what manipulate is and why people are interested in manipulating others. You may have an idea about mind control, but this book will give you a whole picture of it. Apart from that, this book will also teach you about different manipulation techniques, effective ways to influence people, and more. As you go through the book's second part, you'll be introduced to the art of analyzing people with the help of body language. The book will reveal how you can convey body language through arms, legs, body space, and body posture. For sure, you may also want to learn how to read someone's body, analyze people, or even speed read people. Fortunately, this book is that answer to that. As for the last part, you'll discover everything about the power of influence along with human behavior and the process of mind control. The book will also discuss topics like brainwashing, emotional influence, NLP, dark psychology, and so much more. There are plenty of things that you still do not know, especially when it comes to the brain. So, to feed your curiosity, grab a copy of this book now!
Houdini's character interacts with someone named Siddons, “the Chief of the Secret Government Police,” he wrote in his description. “Such a man as would be
selected by the brain force of a great nation, to have complete control of the Secret ...
Author: William Kalush
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty-eight years ago, Harry Houdini’s life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.
But his gaze never left the ball's belle. Ivan, also a first child, had been Emelene
Mallory Wright's consolation when her second child, Irene Dare, died of “
congestion of the brain” at the age of ten months. Ivan would remain Emelene's
Author: Jean Nathan
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A glamorous, haunted life unfolds in the mesmerizing biography of the woman behind a classic children's book In 1957, a children's book called The Lonely Doll was published. With its pink-and-white-checked cover and photographs featuring a wide-eyed doll, it captured the imaginations of young girls and made the author, Dare Wright, a household name. Close to forty years after its publication, the book was out of print but not forgotten. When the cover image inexplicably came to journalist Jean Nathan one afternoon, she went in search of the book-and ultimately its author. Nathan found Dare Wright living out her last days in a decrepit public hospital in Queens, New York. Over the next five years, Nathan pieced together a glamorous life. Blond, beautiful Wright had begun her career as an actress and model and then turned to fashion photography before stumbling upon her role as bestselling author. But there was a dark side to the story: a brother lost in childhood, ill-fated marriage plans, a complicated, controlling mother. Edith Stevenson Wright, herself a successful portrait painter, played such a dominant role in her daughter's life that Dare was never able to find her way into the adult world. Only through her work could she speak for herself: in her books she created the happy family she'd always yearned for, while her self-portraits betrayed an unresolved tension between sexuality and innocence, a desire to belong and painful isolation. Illustrated with stunning photographs, The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, imprisoned by her childhood, sought to set herself free through art.
66 “ Dyslexia lurks in the brain of every left - hander , which means we see the
world differently " : Joe Coulombe , The Wages of Success : How Trader Joe
Coulombe Made It Happen ( unpublished , 2007 ) . Karl and Theo Albrecht were
Author: Benjamin Lorr
Category: Social Science
In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma, an extraordinary investigation into the human lives at the heart of the American grocery store What does it take to run the American supermarket? How do products get to shelves? Who sets the price? And who suffers the consequences of increased convenience end efficiency? In this alarming exposé, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on this highly secretive industry. Combining deep sourcing, immersive reporting, and compulsively readable prose, Lorr leads a wild investigation in which we learn: • The secrets of Trader Joe’s success from Trader Joe himself • Why truckers call their job “sharecropping on wheels” • What it takes for a product to earn certification labels like “organic” and “fair trade” • The struggles entrepreneurs face as they fight for shelf space, including essential tips, tricks, and traps for any new food business • The truth behind the alarming slave trade in the shrimp industry The result is a page-turning portrait of an industry in flux, filled with the passion, ingenuity, and exploitation required to make this everyday miracle continue to function. The product of five years of research and hundreds of interviews across every level of the industry, The Secret Life of Groceries delivers powerful social commentary on the inherently American quest for more and the social costs therein.
He liked complexity, as testing to the brain, but he disliked ambiguity: it was
where falsehood could smuggle in. So when he resumed playgoing, along with
eager audiences, in the long-awaited reopening of '94; and heard Juliet dying in
Author: Jude Morgan
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Named One of Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Books of 2014 There are so few established facts about how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire became one of the greatest writers of all time that some people doubt he could really have written so many astonishing plays. We know that he married Anne Hathaway, who was pregnant and six years older than he, at the age of eighteen, and that one of their children died of the plague. We know that he left Stratford to seek his fortune in London, and eventually succeeded. He was clearly an unwilling craftsman, ambitious actor, resentful son, almost good-enough husband. But when and how did he also become a genius? The Secret Life of William Shakespeare pulls back the curtain to imagine what it might have really been like to be Shakespeare before a seemingly ordinary man became a legend. In the hands of acclaimed historical novelist Jude Morgan, this is a brilliantly convincing story of unforgettable richness, warmth, and immediacy.
... where Louis says Roy received the best therapy he's ever had. Before his
transfer to the clinic, Louis and dad Jim Mydlach took a tour of the facilities and
inspected the accommodations. Roy would stay in the brain unit at HealthSouth
Author: Jimmy Lavery
Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy reveals the touching, little-known story of how two youngsters founded a friendship, a franchise, and a tempestuous on-and-off love affair that would last a lifetime.
Brain. References. 1. The Secret Life of the Brain by Richard Restak, M.D. p xvi 2.
Ibid p xvii 3. Ibid p 2 4. The Scientific American Book of the Brain from the Editors
of Scientific American Magazine p 1 5. Ibid p i 6. Ibid p 4 7. The Secret Life of ...
Author: Abolade Nkosi Tayo
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The answer to any experiences in dreams have a connection to the brain, as when we sleep, the subconscious mind comes alive, this is why so many dream s seem so realistic and any past experiences are nothing more than memories awakening in your subconscious state. Futuristic dreams have to do with the subconscious mind also, the afterword of this book goes into that subject. Then we have heredity, genetic transfer, memories stored in the organs of our bodies and many other things, which definitely contradict reincarnation. “Reincarnation or Memory Transfer – Which?” raises a lot of questions which will set you thinking. It also gives a lot of answers, which you may have been looking for consciously or subconsciously. I guarantee you that after reading this book you would be enlightened regarding the subject discussed. Read on.