you have the brain

You Have A Brain
Author: Ben Carson, M.D.
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Pages: 240
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Eight proven principles to help you overcome your self-doubt, conquer your fear of the future, reverse negative thoughts about yourself, and hurdle any other obstacles standing between you and your dreams. But instead of letting his circumstances control him, Dr. Carson took control of his attitude and actions, leading to his discovery of eight straightforward but revolutionary principles that helped shape his future. In You Have a Brain, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.—Talent, Honesty, Insight, Being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and God—and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life. Through the advice and real-world examples laid out in these pages, you will learn how to incorporate these T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. principles into your own life so that you, like Dr. Carson, can embrace an amazing future filled with incredible success. You Have a Brain: Includes discussion questions at the back of the book Unpacks the eight essential parts of Thinking Big: Talent, Honesty, Insight, Strong People Skills, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and God Is written by Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, former presidential candidate, and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Teaches great life lessons for young men and women Is the perfect gift for high school and college graduations, birthdays, and confirmations, and a great addition to YA book clubs and YA study groups

The Brain
Author: New Scientist
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2018-09-20
Pages: 320
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

The Brain
Author: New Scientist
Publisher: John Murray
Release Date: 2020-03-05
Pages: 448
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Join New Scientist on a mind-expanding rollercoaster ride through intelligence, creativity, your unconscious and beyond. 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. Until now, that is. 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.

Your Brain And Your Self  What You Need To Know
Author: Jacques Neirynck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-10-16
Pages: 120
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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How does my brain work? Why am I conscious? Where is my memory? Is what I perceive around me reality or just an illusion? We all ask these questions, which we could sum up in a single question: Who am I? How is it that I have memories and that I feel I exist? What does it mean that my mind is free in time and space, and yet I am imprisoned in a body that is doomed to disappear? What happens to my mind when my body disappears? What are the risks of my suffering from a brain disease? Could my whole being eclipse because of a disease in which my body survives but my mind ceases to exist? What remedies are there? What hope does reasearch hold out? Recent discoveries about the brain allow us to ask such questions more pointedly, hoping to define more clearly the relations of the brain with the mind, of man with his body. This book is based on numerous discussions with specialists. It attempts to determine the state of the art. It is organized in chapters that can be read in continuity, but it is equally possible to discover the chapters in a different way.

How Brain Science Can Make You A Better Lawyer
Author: David A. Sousa
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 126
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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On a daily basis, lawyers are involved in changing someone's brain. Now you can add the latest scientific insights on the human brain to make you be more effective with clients, and be more persuasive in front of a judge or jury. Learn to communicate with juries acclimated to today's technological world. Learn what appeals to the brain and apply it in your day-to-day practice with this unique and informative book.

You Are Not Your Brain
Author: Jeffrey Schwartz MD
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Pages: 368
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Two neuroscience experts explain how their 4-Step Method can help break destructive thoughts and actions and change bad habits for good. A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the structure and neuronal firing patterns of the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from OCD, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions. For the past six years, Schwartz has worked with psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding to refine a program that successfully explains how the brain works and why we often feel besieged by bad brain wiring. Just like with the compulsions of OCD patients, they discovered that bad habits, social anxieties, self-deprecating thoughts, and compulsive overindulgence are all rooted in overactive brain circuits. The key to making life changes that you want-to make your brain work for you-is to consciously choose to "starve" these circuits of focused attention, thereby decreasing their influence and strength. As evidenced by the huge success of Schwartz's previous books, as well as Daniel Amen's Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, and Norman Doidge's The Brain That Changes Itself, there is a large audience interested in harnessing the brain's untapped potential, yearning for a step-by-step, scientifically grounded and clinically proven approach. In fact, readers of Brain Lock wrote to the authors in record numbers asking for such a book. In You Are Not Your Brain, Schwartz and Gladding carefully outline their program, showing readers how to identify negative brain impulses, channel them through the power of focused attention, and ultimately lead more fulfilling and empowered lives.

Words Can Change Your Brain
Author: Andrew Newberg
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2012-06-14
Pages: 272
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In our default state, our brains constantly get in the way of effective communication. They are lazy, angry, immature, and distracted. They can make a difficult conversation impossible. But Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Waldman have discovered a powerful strategy called Compassionate Communication that allows two brains to work together as one. Using brainscans as well as data collected from workshops given to MBA students at Loyola Marymount University, and clinical data from both couples in therapy and organizations helping caregivers cope with patient suffering, Newberg and Waldman have seen that Compassionate Communication can reposition a difficult conversation to lead to a satisfying conclusion. Whether you are negotiating with your boss or your spouse, the brain works the same way and responds to the same cues. The truth, though, is that you don't have to understand how Compassionate Communication works. You just have to do it. Some of the simple and effective takeaways in this book include: • Make sure you are relaxed; yawning several times before (not during) the meeting will do the trick • Never speak for more than 20-30 seconds at a time. After that they other person's window of attention closes. • Use positive speech; you will need at least three positives to overcome the effect of every negative used • Speak slowly; pause between words. This is critical, but really hard to do. • Respond to the other person; do not shift the conversation. • Remember that the brain can only hold onto about four ideas at one time Highly effective across a wide range of settings, Compassionate Communication is an excellent tool for conflict resolution but also for simply getting your point across or delivering difficult news.

Choke
Author: Sian Beilock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-09-21
Pages: 304
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Why do the smartest students often do poorly on standardized tests? Why did you tank that interview or miss that golf swing when you should have had it in the bag? Why do you mess up when it matters the most—and how can you perform your best instead? It happens to all of us. You’ve prepared for days, weeks, even years for the big day when you will finally show your stuff—in academics, in your career, in sports—but when the big moment arrives, nothing seems to work. You hit the wrong note, drop the ball, get stumped by a simple question. In other words, you choke. It’s not fun to think about, but now there’s good news: This doesn’t have to happen. Dr. Sian Beilock, an expert on performance and brain science, reveals in Choke the astonishing new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. What happens in our brain and body when we experience the dreaded performance anxiety? And what are we doing differently when everything magically "clicks" into place and the perfect golf swing, tricky test problem, or high-pressure business pitch becomes easy? In an energetic tour of the latest brain science, with surprising insights on every page, Beilock explains the inescapable links between body and mind; reveals the surprising similarities among the ways performers, students, athletes, and business people choke; and shows how to succeed brilliantly when it matters most. In lively prose and accessibly rendered science, Beilock examines how attention and working memory guide human performance, how experience and practice and brain development interact to create our abilities, and how stress affects all these factors. She sheds new light on counter-intuitive realities, like why the highest performing people are most susceptible to choking under pressure, why we may learn foreign languages best when we’re not paying attention, why early childhood athletic training can backfire, and how our emotions can make us both smarter and dumber. All these fascinating findings about academic, athletic, and creative intelligence come together in Beilock’s new ideas about performance under pressure—and her secrets to never choking again. Whether you’re at the Olympics, in the boardroom, or taking the SAT, Beilock’s clear, prescriptive guidance shows how to remain cool under pressure—the key to performing well when everything’s on the line.

The Better Brain Book
Author: David Perlmutter
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2005-08-02
Pages: 336
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and New York Times bestseller Brain Maker... Loss of memory is not a natural part of aging—and this book explains why. Celebrated neurologist David Perlmutter reveals how everyday memory-loss—misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, losing concentration in meetings—is actually a warning sign of a distressed brain. Here he and Carol Colman offer a simple plan for repairing those problems, clarifying misconstrued connections between memory loss and aging, and regaining and maintaining mental clarity by offering the tools for: Building a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workouts Coping with specific brain disorders such as stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's disease Understanding risk factors and individually tailoring a diet and supplementary program Features a "Life Style Audit," quizzes, a brain fitness program with the most effective ways to exercise your brain, and a nutritional program that details the best brain food and supplements.

You Can T Trust Your Own Mind
Author: David French, Ph.H.
Publisher: Green Dragon Books
Release Date: 2010-12
Pages: 182
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In the cycles of the great season of creativity, we are sometimes given a rare and precious gift. This season, that gift is You Can't Trust Your Own Mind, by David French PhD., a book about how to excavate your deep, true identity and stop the fear and alienation automatically and reactively imposed by the mind. Inspired by discipline, experience, understanding, and compassion, his words embrace a deeper truth with the reader and lead to common ground where we can all see what is real and what is not: “myself and the machine”, “your self and the machine”. With his self-disclosing style, he shows us how to find emotional shelter when we are injured: how to be truthful when we want to lie; how to build trust when we feel alone, and misunderstood. He helps us discover triggers that alarm the machine and cause swift destructive actions. He finds the power concealed within our own vulnerability, and gives us the courage to own our own pain. He gives us tools for more satisfying relationships, hope for self fulfillment, and permission to be who we are without games, fears, and self-sabotaging rituals of the ancient reactive “machine”. He shows each of us how to accept the “machine” that vigilantly and perpetually serves us with a singular directive: to monitor, protect, and destroy all perceived threats, before the deep sacred self is even aware of them. What others are saying about this book: Through Dr. French's Personal balance Therapy, he brings together all the parts of what makes each one of us unique, and sets the reader on the path of wholeness. - D.C. Hadden, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist This book can save ones sanity, relationships, maybe even one's life. Patients of mine commonly arrive in a state of despair and depression, losing all hope, faith, trust and love. Readers may be skeptical to try yet another book top better understand the hurt within, but believe this book will open one's eyes and direct one to experiencing inner piece. To be able to see the pasterns of our actions that lead us to heartache and frustration is eye opening and allows the reader to understand the “automatic self”. Dr. French teaches that by modifying and reeducating the “Machine” that allows us to achieve a balance with our “real self.”The descriptions were right on target. The reader will find this book encouraging, even those that may feel that they are too far gone to be helped .many readers will find themselves, turning back to this book again and again when they are in need of a “reality check.”They will find healing in the pages within. - James S. Pratty, M.D. Psychiatrist Medical Director, Azimuth Mental Health Associates What I love about Dr. French and his book is how real. This book is great for all health workers, educators, rehabilitation staff and individuals addressing their own issues. His spirituality and sensitivity is great. - Richard L Rosenberg, PhD. Lead vocational coordinator, Whittier Union High School District.

Change Your Brain  Change Your Body
Author: Daniel G. Amen
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Pages: 288
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The key to a better body is a healthy brain. CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY shows you how to take the very best care of your brain. With fifteen practical, easy-to-implement solutions involving nutritious foods, natural supplements and vitamins, positive-thinking habits, and, when necessary, highly targeted medications, Dr. Amen shows you how to: * Reach and maintain your ideal weight * Soothe and smooth your skin at any age * Reduce the stress that can impair your immune system * Sharpen your memory * Increase willpower and eliminate cravings * Enhance sexual desire and performance * Lower your blood pressure without medication * Avoid depression and elevate the enjoyment you take in life's pleasures. Whether you're just coming to realize that it's time to get your body into shape, or are already fit and want to take it to the next level, CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY is all you need to start putting the power of the brain-body connection to work for you today.

Brain Games
Author: Allen Bragdon
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Pages: 224
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Taxing, tempting, and fun, Brain Games will have your gray matter ship-shape in no time.

Broken Brain
Author: Joseph Huerta
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date: 2014-01
Pages: 198
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Huerta's BROKEN BRAIN: SURVIVING A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY details his firsthand experience of living through a near-fatal brain injury. During a ski vacation in Colorado, Huerta fell off a fifteen-foot cliff and shattered his skull in countless pieces. For twelve days, he was in a coma and eventually woke up to the long journey of recovery. Told in a riveting & animated voice, this memoir delivers an intimate perspective on what it means to beat the odds.

The Brain Fix
Author: Ralph Carson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Pages: 360
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Do you feel anxious, frazzled, or fatigued? Are you struggling with addiction, attention deficits, depression, or compulsive behaviors? Could your mind or memory be sharper? If so, these are tell-tale signs that your brain could use a tune-up. Fortunately, as author Ralph Carson explains, the brain is a very forgiving organ, and in this compelling guide, he reveals the many ways we can heal our brains from the assaults of everyday life and avoid specific situations that injure brain health. With a prescriptive blend of science, personal anecdotes, and advice, Carson shares what he has gleaned on the front lines, helping thousands of people overcome brain-based conditions and mood disorders including ADD, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, and more. In The Brain Fix, Carson reveals an arsenal of proven tools and techniques that help regenerate new cells and connections in the brain. He shares a myriad of simple changes to make in your environment, diet, sleep habits, exercise routines, and emotional life that will yield both immediate and long-term changes to your brain. Carson's desire to learn about the brain was deeply personal: When he was a teenager, his mother died unexpectedly from a cerebral hemorrhage at forty-four; his grandmother was diagnosed with dementia in her early sixties; and his sister died from a rare form of brain cancer in her fifties. In this illuminating and empowering guide, Carson reveals why--and how--we should give rightful attention to the body's most complex organ with essential advice for bettering your brain. You'll discover: How to rewrite your genetic blueprint when it comes to decision making, impulse control, creativity, and mood stabilization: Although genetics play a key role in individual susceptibility, vulnerability, and capacity to heal from brain-based disorders, heredity is not necessarily destiny. Learn the best practices to follow that can rewrite your brain's blueprint and put you in control. How to feed your brain for optimal functioning: Discover how to fuel your brain with the right foods and supplements that foster brain plasticity—foods which can reverse years of damage from poor diet, addictions, or eating disorders. How to be mindful and why it matters: Discover why being mindful can aid in poor decision making and a lack of impulse control and how to master this elusive skill. How to alter your stress response. Learn how chronic worry can take a toll on your brain; by learning how to control your stress response, you lessen the the damaging effects of the daily grind. How to design a brain-friendly environment: While the modern world offers many conveniences, it also assaults your brain on a daily basis, sapping it of its full potential; learn some key fixes for your home and habits.

You Can Be Younger
Author: Marisa Peer
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Pages: 288
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The way we look and feel has very little to do with our chronological age: positive thinking and changing your belief system are the most important factors in staying young. In this exciting new book, leading therapist Marisa Peer explains how you can arrest the ageing process by harnessing the power of your subconscious mind. By changing your thinking, you can change your body and become physically and mentally at least ten years younger. You Can Be Younger contains a ten-step programme to teach you how to: Retrain your mind so you can stay young and vibrant Use Marisa's cell regeneration therapy to counteract the ageing process Boost energy and visibly improve your skin's appearance Marisa Peer shares the secrets her celebrity clients know so that you too can look and feel more youthful.

Brain Busters
Author: Charles Snape
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-12
Pages: 64
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Putting your thinking cap on has never been more fun! These50 colorful pages of activities test math and logic skills aswell as powers of observation. Perfect for 8- to 11-year-olds,the brain games involve calculatingthe weight of plunderedtreasure, mapping pirate shiproutes, solving secret codes,and other exciting challenges.

Brilliant Brain Training  Flash
Author: Simon Wootton
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-03-25
Pages: 96
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Brilliant Brain Training is a quick, no-effort solution for those who want to buff up their brain power. In just 96 pages,readers will discover fun and challenging exercises that will give them mental agility in every area.

Use Your Brain To Change Your Age  Enhanced Edition
Author: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Pages: 384
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This enhanced eBook edition includes the full text of the book with full-color illustrations and photographs plus more than twenty minutes of video* from the popular PBS special Use Your Brain to Change Your Age. From the bestselling author and PBS star, a brain healthy program to turn back the clock, and keep your mind sharp and your body fit. A healthy brain is the key to staying vibrant and alive for a long time, and in Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen shares ten simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger, and dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Over the last twenty years at Amen Clinics, Dr. Amen has performed more than 70,000 brain scans on patients from ninety different countries. His brain imaging work has taught him that our brains typically become less active with age and we become more vulnerable to memory problems and depression. Yet, one of the most exciting lessons he has learned is that with a little forethought and a brain-smart plan, you can slow, or even reverse, the aging process in the brain. Based on the approach that has helped thousands of people at Amen Clinics along with the most cutting-edge research, Dr. Amen’s breakthrough, easy-to-follow antiaging program shows you how to improve memory, focus, and energy; keep your heart and immune system strong; and reduce the outward signs of aging. By adopting the brain healthy strategies detailed in Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, you can outsmart your genes, put the brakes on aging, and even reverse the aging process. If you change your brain, you can change your life—and your age. *Video may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details.

Unify Your Mind  Conecting The Feelers  Thinkers  And Doers Of Your Brain
Author: Earl Grey
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date: 2010-09-28
Pages: 84
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is written for anyone who can read English, understand analogies, or has a brain. This book is for you. You are the construction worker, the cashier, the hairdresser, the secretary, the homemaker, the business executive, the plumber, the grandparent, the truck driver, or the dancer.This book takes overly complex information about our brains and our behavior, and makes it all user-friendly. There are quite a few books already available on the brain and changing our lifestyles. This book is very different. It takes all of these big words to describe the brain and make them come to life using everyday experiences. You will walk through a plan to change. It could be anything from spending less money to maintaining better relationships. This is all possible once you Unify Your Mind.

Unify Your Mind  Connecting The Feelers  Thinkers  And Doers Of Your Brain
Author: Phd Earl Grey
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Pages: 84
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is written for anyone who can read English, understand analogies, or has a brain. This book is for you. You are the construction worker, the cashier, the hairdresser, the secretary, the homemaker, the business executive, the plumber, the grandparent, the truck driver, or the dancer. This book takes overly complex information about our brains and our behavior, and makes it all user-friendly. There are quite a few books already available on the brain and changing our lifestyles. This book is very different. It takes all of these big words to describe the brain and make them come to life using everyday experiences. You will walk through a plan to change. It could be anything from spending less money to maintaining better relationships. This is all possible once you Unify Your Mind.