How The Brain Works

Autore: Dk Pub
Editore: DK
ISBN: 9781465489791
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Have you ever asked yourself why you can't remember anything from before the age of three, why people experience deja vu, or how a bundle of cells in our heads can produce the remarkable phenomenon that is human consciousness? Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. From anatomy, it moves on to function, explaining how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate processes such as heartbeat and breathing and how it collects information from the external world to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication. There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems such as tumors and strokes and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step illustrations and peppered with bite-size factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.

How The Brain Works

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241450071
Grandezza: 80,24 MB
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Are men's and women's brains really different? Why are teenagers impulsive and rebellious? And will it soon be possible to link our brains together via the Cloud? Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. It moves on to function, explaining how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate heartbeat and breathing, and how it collects information to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication. There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems, such as tumours and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.

Creating Mind

Autore: John E. Dowling
Editore: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393974461
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From a distinguished teacher and scholar, this beautifully illustrated and lucidly written book reveals the beauty of the organ that makes us uniquely human.

How Your Brain Works

Autore: Carol Ballard
Editore: Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library
ISBN: 9781433941030
Grandezza: 53,92 MB
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Looks at what the brain is made of, how it works to control the body with the help of the nervous system, how it creates emotions, how it forms memories, and ways of keeping it healthy.

Your Best Brain

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Begin your journey with a "flight map" for your tour of the world's most sophisticated survival organ - the human brain. Establish some common language and principles for understanding and exploring the human brain.

How Your Brain Works

Autore: New Scientist
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473629578
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Ever wondered what's going on inside your head? You are your brain. Everything that makes you you, and all your experiences of the world, are somehow conjured up by 1.4 kilograms of grey matter inside your skull. That might seem impossible, but science has advanced so much that we now understand not just its structures and inner workings but also how it can give rise to perception, consciousness, emotions, memories, intelligence, sleep and more. HOW YOUR BRAIN WORKS explores the amazing world inside your head. Discover the evolution and anatomy of the brain. Learn how we can peer inside it and watch it at work, and how the latest technology can allow us to control our minds and those of others. ABOUT THE SERIES New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

The Brain Book

Autore: Phil Dobson
Editore: LID Editorial
ISBN: 1911498088
Grandezza: 78,28 MB
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The Brain

Autore: New Scientist
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473629314
Grandezza: 63,45 MB
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Congratulations! You're the proud owner of the most complex information processing device in the known universe. The human brain comes equipped with all sorts of useful design features, but also many bugs and weaknesses. Problem is you don't get an owner's manual. You have to just plug and play. As a result, most of us never properly understand how our brains work and what they're truly capable of. We fail get the best out of them, ignore some of their most useful features and struggle to overcome their design faults. Featuring witty essays and fascinating 'try this at home' experiments, New Scientist take you on a journey through intelligence, memory, creativity, the unconscious and beyond. From the strange ways to distort what we think of as 'reality' to the brain hacks that can improve memory, The Brain: A User's Guide will help you understand your brain and show you how to use it to its full potential.

How Our Brain Works

Autore: Donald Millers
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450208770
Grandezza: 46,60 MB
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This short conversation, enabled by you reading these words, causes a good deal of your active memory pattern to reflect mine when these words were written. This amazing level of communication, the ability to allow another to drive a large portion of your declarative memory, is called language. Language may well be the human capability that drove the need for more intelligence, rather than intelligence enabling language. The conversation contained within the pages of this book is intended to impart what I have learned about the brain to your brain. The machinery of the human brain is described in order to understand what functions it provides. What brains are made of, neurons, what neurons build, neural components, and how those components interconnect to facilitate human intelligence are covered in detail. This information leads to an examination of how our brain works. Explanations of how you store the patterns of experience, memory, how you build the associations and abstractions that facilitate intelligence, learning, and how your brain controls your behavior are offered. My assumption is that the amount of neural patterns you have stored relating to neurons, neural components, and neural processes is very limited. The book begins with explanations and proceeds to analysis, all presented in a straightforward, accessible, comprehensive manner.

Make Your Brain Work

Autore: Amy Brann
Editore: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 1789660548
Grandezza: 73,88 MB
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Do you know how your brain functions? Do you sometimes feel like you're fighting your own brain and habits in order to be productive at work? What if there was a way to work with your brain to become more efficient, effective and productive... and transform the way you operate? Make Your Brain Work is here to help. Author Amy Brann is fascinated by the application of brain science to business, and you don't have to be an expert to understand - she explains the principles and latest insights in practical and easy-to-understand language, enabling you to understand the way you work, and form the helpful habits that will revolutionize your output. With clear, in-context examples; hands-on tips; and focused case studies on how companies are doing things well and the pitfalls to avoid, this entertaining book will help you reduce the stress and overwhelm of poor time management, and help get you to that next professional level. Including brand-new content on developing resilience and creativity, and managing your work-life balance, now it's even easier to Make Your Brain Work!

On Intelligence

Autore: Jeff Hawkins
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429900454
Grandezza: 31,57 MB
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From the inventor of the PalmPilot comes a new and compelling theory of intelligence, brain function, and the future of intelligent machines Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one stroke, with a new understanding of intelligence itself. Hawkins develops a powerful theory of how the human brain works, explaining why computers are not intelligent and how, based on this new theory, we can finally build intelligent machines. The brain is not a computer, but a memory system that stores experiences in a way that reflects the true structure of the world, remembering sequences of events and their nested relationships and making predictions based on those memories. It is this memory-prediction system that forms the basis of intelligence, perception, creativity, and even consciousness. In an engaging style that will captivate audiences from the merely curious to the professional scientist, Hawkins shows how a clear understanding of how the brain works will make it possible for us to build intelligent machines, in silicon, that will exceed our human ability in surprising ways. Written with acclaimed science writer Sandra Blakeslee, On Intelligence promises to completely transfigure the possibilities of the technology age. It is a landmark book in its scope and clarity.

How Does Your Brain Work

Autore: Don L. Curry
Editore: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442056589
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Presents a simple introduction to how the brain functions.

An Internet In Your Head A New Paradigm For How The Brain Works

Autore: Daniel Graham
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ISBN: 9780231196048
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The computational neuroscientist Daniel Graham offers an innovative paradigm for understanding the brain. He argues that the brain is not like a single computer--it is a communication system, like the internet.

Mind Hacks

Autore: Tom Stafford
Editore: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449390969
Grandezza: 20,36 MB
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The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious.Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen.Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together.Mind Hacks begins your exploration of the mind with a look inside the brain itself, using hacks such as "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain" and "Tour the Cortex and the Four Lobes." Also among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find: Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions See Movement When All is Still Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Mold Your Body Schema Test Your Handedness See a Person in Moving Lights Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect Boost Memory by Using Context Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention Steven Johnson, author of "Mind Wide Open" writes in his foreword to the book, "These hacks amaze because they reveal the brain's hidden logic; they shed light on the cheats and shortcuts and latent assumptions our brains make about the world." If you want to know more about what's going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key--let yourself play with the interface between you and the world.

Build A Better Brain

Autore: Peter Hollins
Editore: PublishDrive
ISBN:
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Neuroscience made simple: practical methods to rewire your brain and take control of your thoughts, actions, and inner voice. Despite our best efforts, most of the time, we act without thinking. We make poor decisions. But this isn’t our fault! It’s just how our brains are programmed. Now, you don’t have to be a scientist to understand how to use your brain’s instincts to your advantage instead of your downfall. Understand your brain; change it; shape it; master it. Build a Better Brain has one goal: to help you improve your life by understanding how your brain works, and taking advantage of it. Put simply, your brain still thinks it is 10,000 BC, and this has the potential to sabotage you on a daily basis. This book is a deep look into the roots of conscious and unconscious behavior. It’s your introduction to neuroscience, but written for non-scientists and packed with advice. At the end of the day, this book is a guide for how to rewire your brain for optimal performance and happiness. Learn to create real neural growth on a daily basis. Increase your mental speed, think quicker, and make better decisions. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Oddly enough, neuroscience was his favorite class in school, and he has found how to apply that same information to real life situations. Control your impulses, anxious unconscious, and fears. Click the BUY NOW button to harness your mental potential. •The physiological origins of your behavior and how to shape them. •How habits - good and bad alike - are completely within your control. •Neuroplasticity in all its forms, and how to harness it for discipline and motivation. •Guiding principles for neural growth and networking. Improve everything you felt was simply impossible to change. Stop acting against your own interests and create intentional action.

Frequently Asked Questions About How The Teen Brain Works

Autore: Michael R. Wilson
Editore: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1615311564
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Offers teens an overview of how the adolescent brain works, explaining what a brain is made of, how it changes during the teen years, gender differences, and other related topics.

How The Brain Works

Autore: Mark Wm. Dubin
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118854845
Grandezza: 52,12 MB
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Not just another standard introduction to neuroanatomy, How theBrain Works is an innovative and fun way to learn about thefunction and dysfunction of the central nervous system, asexplained in nine easy-to-understand "lectures." This exciting new addition to the "How it Works" series does awaywith the use of exhaustive details and tedious definitions toprovide an understandable and scientifically sound overview of thehuman brain. This book is neither an outline nor a summary, but aninformal approach to the relationship between physiology andmanifest behavior, including all essential elements covered in mostcourses. Students will find this book to be the perfect introduction totheir neuroscience courses, as well as a quick review for exam.Professionals will enjoy the way in which this complex topic isaddressed in a simple and straightforward manner, and the generalreader will satisfy a basic curiosity about the brain and its rolewithin the central nervous system.

Optimizing Brain Fitness

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In order to best optimize your brain fitness, it's important to understand how the brain's circuitry works. After a brief introduction to the course, Professor Restak guides you through a range of intriguing topics, including the principles of brain operation, the organization of the brain, patterns of brain growth, and more.

How The Brain Works

Autore: Peter Abrahams
Editore: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782742859
Grandezza: 59,30 MB
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How The Brain Works takes the reader from the physiology of the brain through to its processes – such as what happens in the brain while we sleep – and on to traumas, diseases and psychological conditions. From learning about the blood vessels in the head to what goes wrong when someone has a stroke, from how alcohol affects the brain to diagnosing meningitis, from anorexia nervosa to post natal depression, How The Brain Works expertly explains the processes of the brain in a way that we can all understand. With more than 600 colour photographs, medical imaging and anatomically accurate artworks, How The Brain Works is a highly detailed but simply written, wide-ranging guide that will appeal to both general readers and students.

Evolve Your Brain

Autore: Joe Dispenza
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0757397794
Grandezza: 48,62 MB
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Why do we keep getting the same jobs, taking on the same relationships, and finding ourselves in the same emotional traps? Dr. Joe Dispenza not only teaches why people tend to repeat the same negative behaviors, he shows how readers can release themselves from these patterns of disappointment. With the dynamic combination of science and accessible how-to, Dispenza teaches how to use the most important tool in ones body and life—the brain. Featured in the underground smash hit of 2004, "What the Bleep Do We Know!?," Dispenza touched upon the brain's ability to become addicted to negative emotions. Now, in his empowering book Evolve Your Brain he explains how new thinking and new beliefs can literally rewire one's brain to change behavior, emotional reactions, and habit forming patterns. Most people are unaware of how addicted they are to their emotions, and how the brain perpetuates those addictions automatically. In short, we become slaves to our emotional addictions without even realizing it. By observing our patterns of thought, and learning how to 're-wire the brain' with new thought patterns, we can break the cycles that keep us trapped and open ourselves to new possibilities for growth, happiness and emotional satisfaction. Key Features A radical approach to changing addictive patterns and bad habits. Based on more than twenty years of research. Bridges the gap between science, spirituality and self-help—a formula that has proven success. Easy to understand and written for the average reader.