The Brain Has A Mind Of Its Own

Author: Richard M. Restak
Editor: Harmony
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The author explores the brain and the mind, reporting the latest discoveries that are answering the most intimately human of scientific questions, and offers anecdotes from his own neurological practice

The Body Has A Mind Of Its Own

Author: Sandra Blakeslee
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 9781588368126
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In this compelling, cutting-edge book, two generations of science writers explore the exciting science of “body maps” in the brain–and how startling new discoveries about the mind-body connection can change and improve our lives. Why do you still feel fat after losing weight? What makes video games so addictive? How can “practicing” your favorite sport in your imagination improve your game? The answers can be found in body maps. Just as road maps represent interconnections across the landscape, your many body maps represent all aspects of your bodily self, inside and out. In concert, they create your physical and emotional awareness and your sense of being a whole, feeling self in a larger social world. Moreover, your body maps are profoundly elastic. Your self doesn’t begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. This space morphs every time you put on or take off clothes, ride a bike, or wield a tool. When you drive a car, your personal body space grows to envelop it. When you play a video game, your body maps automatically track and emulate the actions of your character onscreen. When you watch a scary movie, your body maps put dread in your stomach and send chills down your spine. If your body maps fall out of sync, you may have an out-of-body experience or see auras around other people. The Body Has a Mind of Its Own explains how you can tap into the power of body maps to do almost anything better–whether it is playing tennis, strumming a guitar, riding a horse, dancing a waltz, empathizing with a friend, raising children, or coping with stress. The story of body maps goes even further, providing a fresh look at the causes of anorexia, bulimia, obsessive plastic surgery, and the notorious golfer’s curse “the yips.” It lends insights into culture, language, music, parenting, emotions, chronic pain, and more. Filled with illustrations, wonderful anecdotes, and even parlor tricks that you can use to reconfigure your body sense, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own will change the way you think–about the way you think. “The Blakeslees have taken the latest and most exciting finds from brain research and have made them accessible. This is how science writing should always be.” –Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., author of The Ethical Brain “Through a stream of fascinating and entertaining examples, Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee illustrate how our perception of ourselves, and indeed the world, is not fixed but is surprisingly fluid and easily modified. They have created the best book ever written about how our sense of ‘self’ emerges from the motley collection of neurons we call the brain.” –Jeff Hawkins, co-author of On Intelligence “The Blakeslees have taken the latest and most exciting finds from brain research and have made them accessible. This is how science writing should always be.” –Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., author of The Ethical Brain “A marvelous book. In the last ten years there has been a paradigm shift in understanding the brain and how its various specialized regions respond to environmental challenges. In addition to providing a brilliant overview of recent revolutionary discoveries on body image and brain plasticity, the book is sprinkled with numerous insights.” –V. S. Ramachandran, M.D., director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego

The Brain Has A Mind Of Its Own

Author: Jeremy Holmes
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ISBN: 9781913494025
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Psychotherapy is a practice in search of a theory. Recent advances in relational neuroscience and attachment research now offer convincing avenues for understanding how the 'talking cure' helps clients recover. Drawing on Karl Friston's Free Energy Principle and contemporary attachment theory this book shows how psychotherapy works. This pioneering text provides a deep theoretical explanation for how psychotherapy helps sufferers overcome trauma, redress relationship difficulties and ameliorate depression. Neuroscience validates the psychoanalytic principles of establishing a trusting therapeutic secure base; using ambiguity to bring pre-formed assumptions into view for revision; dream analysis, free association and playfulness in extending clients' repertoire of narratives for meeting life's vicissitudes; and re-starting the capacity to learn from experience. Holmes demonstrates how psychotherapy works at a neuroscientific level, making complex ideas vivid and comprehensible for a wide readership.

Brain Has A Mind Of Its Own

Author: Richard M. Restak
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ISBN: 9780517127575
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Brain Has A Mind Of Its Own

Author: Richard M. Restak
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The Cairo Pulse

Author: B. B. Kindred
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ISBN: 9781794072596
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Manchester architect Gabriel Meredith is plagued by a mysterious brain condition. Conventional medicine seems unable to find a cure and as a last resort, he agrees to be treated by experimental neuroscientist, Cairo Shore. When unprecedented brain activity is revealed, an event cascade is unleashed that questions the very nature of reality. Gabriel is forced to confront the secret he's been hiding from himself, only to find it's the tip of the iceberg. Can the cosmic conundrum be solved before it's too late?

Receptors

Author: Richard M. Restak
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553374414
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Documenting new advances in neuroscience technology, an in-depth examination describes the scientific potential to cure mental disorders and alter human personality, and considers the ethics of such manipulations. Reprint.

A Mind Of Its Own How Your Brain Distorts And Deceives

Author: Cordelia Fine
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393343006
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"Provocative enough to make you start questioning your each and every action."—Entertainment Weekly The brain's power is confirmed and touted every day in new studies and research. And yet we tend to take our brains for granted, without suspecting that those masses of hard-working neurons might not always be working for us. Cordelia Fine introduces us to a brain we might not want to meet, a brain with a mind of its own. She illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion as she explores how the mind defends and glorifies the ego by twisting and warping our perceptions. Our brains employ a slew of inborn mind-bugs and prejudices, from hindsight bias to unrealistic optimism, from moral excuse-making to wishful thinking—all designed to prevent us from seeing the truth about the world and the people around us, and about ourselves.

The Mouth With A Mind Of Its Own

Author: Patricia L. Mervine
Editor: Speaking of Speech.Com., Incorporated
ISBN: 9780692202319
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With a blend of humor, fact, and whimsy discover Matthew's problem. His brain says one thing but his mouth says another.

The Mind And The Brain

Author: Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780061961984
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A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind–and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain. Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own.Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult neuroplasticity–the brain's ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by neuroscientists. Through decades of work treating patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), Schwartz made an extraordinary finding: while following the therapy he developed, his patients were effecting significant and lasting changes in their own neural pathways. It was a scientific first: by actively focusing their attention away from negative behaviors and toward more positive ones, Schwartz's patients were using their minds to reshape their brains–and discovering a thrilling new dimension to the concept of neuroplasticity. The Mind and the Brain follows Schwartz as he investigates this newly discovered power, which he calls self–directed neuroplasticity or, more simply, mental force. It describes his work with noted physicist Henry Stapp and connects the concept of 'mental force' with the ancient practice of mindfulness in Buddhist tradition. And it points to potential new applications that could transform the treatment of almost every variety of neurological dysfunction, from dyslexia to stroke–and could lead to new strategies to help us harness our mental powers. Yet as wondrous as these implications are, perhaps even more important is the philosophical dimension of Schwartz's work. For the existence of mental force offers convincing scientific evidence of human free will, and thus of man's inherent capacity for moral choice.

Understanding Ocd Skills To Control The Conscience And Outsmart Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: Leslie J. Shapiro
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440832129
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One of the most experienced therapists in the world for treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) explains the disorder, the treatments available, and the skills needed to overcome and outsmart OCD. • Includes a list of normal "bad" thoughts versus obsessions • Features tests to rate one's guilt, scrupulosity, and OCD • Examines the ways in which guilt is an interfering factor in OCD treatment and recovery • Covers effective strategies for controlling the conscience-related aspects of the disease

Where Is The Mind

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Editor: Lichtenstein Creative Media
ISBN: 1888064137
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Slaves To Neurons

Author: Dr. Kaliannan Raju
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1477287132
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Pete McRae, a robotics software programmer with a background in genetic engineering and neuroscience believes machines, in the very near future, will not only have the ability to think but will also have emotions. He is so obsessed with this belief that at times he cannot distinguish between biological life forms and machines. This strong belief and developments in the fields of robotics, neuroscience and nanotechnology lead him to develop a robot with an electronic brain that has the capabilities of a human brain. Could this mechanical brain think and feel like a human brain? The results of his experiment are not only shocking but they also bring back painful memories of his past. What does he learn about love and other emotions that go with it? Does he prove machines can have emotions and, dare we say, consciousness? What does his finding mean to the future of machines? Or for that matter, the future of biological life forms as we know them today?

The Playful Brain

Author: Richard M. Restak
Editor: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9781594487774
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A leading neuroscientist and noted puzzle designer reveals how puzzle solving can improve brain function, discussing such topics as the different kinds of memory that are used to solve puzzles, common memory pitfalls and the benefits of trial-and-error methods on maintaining brain health.

Transforming Madness

Author: Jay Neugeboren
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520228757
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"Transforming Madness is the most uplifting, engaging, and informative story about the good news related to helping people with severe mental illness that I have ever read."—Dr. William A. Anthony, Director, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Diagnosis Schizophrenia

Author: Rachel Miller
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231501057
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The disease is not fatal but few diagnoses have the capacity to instill as much fear in the hearts of patients and families. Here is a profoundly reassuring book that shows there can be life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia. The book includes thirty-five first-person accounts, along with chapters by professionals on a wide range of issues from hospitalization to rehabilitation. Jargon-free and technically accurate, the chapters are short and offer up-to-date information on medication, coping skills, social services, clinical research, and much more. Patients and their families can read the book from cover to cover or skip around and select topics as the need arises.

History Of Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: M. R. Bennett
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118394291
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History of Cognitive Neuroscience documents the major neuroscientific experiments and theories over the last century and a half in the domain of cognitive neuroscience, and evaluates the cogency of the conclusions that have been drawn from them. Provides a companion work to the highly acclaimed Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience - combining scientific detail with philosophical insights Views the evolution of brain science through the lens of its principal figures and experiments Addresses philosophical criticism of Bennett and Hacker's previous book Accompanied by more than 100 illustrations

The Modular Brain

Author: Richard M. Restak
Editor: Scribner
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A neurological expert predicts what research will probably reveal in the next ten years in the field of neuroscience, explains the current modular concept of the brain's organization, and cites case studies including those of his own stroke patients.

Principals As Maverick Leaders

Author: Michael Chirichello
Editor: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483502
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After her school wins the coveted United States National Secondary Education Award, a school principal embarks upon an educational odyssey. The principal discovers that the reasons for winning the award are a sham! As her school falls apart, she begins to reflect on the stagnant school organization and the ineffective prescriptions for improvement. She wonders why as a democratic nation, American schools do not model the practice of democracy for students. The principal begins her quest to unearth the flaws in her own thinking about the way schools work in her quest to create more democratic schools. Endeavoring to understand how systems really work, the principal puts her new ideas into practice and shares with the reader the lessons learned from past practices. This book presents a guide for principals in the form of rules that suggest that educational leaders must ask themselves why they do what they do. It also takes readers through a series of vignettes focused on how principals can practice democracy in the schoolhouse, while challenging themselves and their school community.

The Secret Life Of The Brain

Author: Richard M. Restak
Editor: Joseph Henry Press
ISBN: 9780309074353
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Describes the working of the human brain at five stages of life: baby, child, adolescent, adult, and senior.