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The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

A New Science Called Neuroplasticity Is Overthrowing The Old Notion That The Human Brain Is Immutable. Psychoanalyst Doidge Traveled The Country To Meet Both The Brilliant Scientists Championing Neuro...plasticity And The People Whose Lives They've Transformed--people Whose Mental Limitations Or Brain Damage Were Seen As Unalterable. We See A Woman Born With Half A Brain That Rewired Itself To Work As A Whole, Blind People Who Learn To See, Learning Disorders Cured, Iqs Raised, Aging Brains Rejuvenated, Stroke Patients Learning To Speak, Children With Cerebral Palsy Learning To Move With More Grace, Depression And Anxiety Disorders Successfully Treated, And Lifelong Character Traits Changed. Using These Stories To Probe Mysteries Of The Body, Emotion, Love, Sex, Culture, And Education, Dr. Doidge Has Written An Inspiring Book That Will Permanently Alter The Way We Look At Our Brains, Human Nature, And Human Potential.--from Publisher Description. A Woman Perpetually Falling : Rescued By The Man Who Discovered The Plasticity Of Our Senses -- Building Herself A Better Brain : A Woman Labeled Retarded Discovers How To Heal Herself -- Redesigning The Brain : A Scientist Changes Brains To Sharpen Perception And Memory, Increase Speed Of Thought, And Heal Learning Problems -- Acquiring Tastes And Loves : What Neuroplasticity Teaches About Sexual Attraction And Love -- Midnight Resurrections : Stroke Victims Learn To Move And Speak Again -- Brain Lock Unlocked : Using Plasticity To Stop Worries, Obsessions, Compulsions, And Bad Habits -- Pain : The Dark Side Of Plasticity -- Imagination : How Thinking Makes It So -- Turning Our Ghosts Into Ancestors : Psychoanalysis As A Neuroplastic Therapy -- Rejuvenation : The Discovery Of The Neuronal Stem Cell And Lessons For Preserving Our Brains -- More Than The Sum Of Her Parts : A Woman Shows Us How Radically Plastic The Brain Can Be -- The Culturally Modified Brain -- Plasticity And The Idea Of Progress. Norman Doidge. A James H. Silberman Book. Includes Bibliographical References (p. [323]-408) And Index.

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Norman Doidge

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The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

All The Big Ideas, Simply Explained - An Innovative And Accessible Guide To The Study Of Human Nature The Psychology Book Clearly Explains More Than 100 Groundbreaking Ideas In This Fascinating Field ...Of Science.

Author:

Nigel C. Benson

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Psychology

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David G. Myers

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Principles of Neural Science

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Eric R. Kandel

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Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

widely Praised For Its Student-friendly Style And Exceptional Artwork And Pedagogy, neuroscience: Exploring The Brain Is A Leading Undergraduate Textbook On The Biology Of The Brain And The System...s That Underlie Behavior. This Edition Provides Increased Coverage Of Taste And Smell, Circadian Rhythms, Brain Development, And Developmental Disorders And Includes New Information On Molecular Mechanisms And Functional Brain Imaging. Path Of Discovery Boxes, Written By Leading Researchers, Highlight Major Current Discoveries. In Addition, Readers Will Be Able To Assess Their Knowledge Of Neuroanatomy With The Illustrated Guide To Human Neuroanatomy, Which Includes A Perforated Self-testing Workbook.this Edition's Robust Ancillary Package Includes A Bound-in Student Cd-rom, An Instructor's Resource Cd-rom, A Connection Website, And Liveadvise: Neuroscience Online Student Tutoring. booknews a Text For Science And Nonscience Majors In Introductory Neuroscience, Neurobiology, And Physiological Psychology Courses. Covers What Is Commonly Taught To Most Second-year Medical Students, But Without The Prerequisites And With Less Clinical Emphasis, Comparable To An Introductory College Level Text In General Biology. Features Boxes On Neuroscience Discoveries By The Discoverers Themselves, Real World Neuroscience Applications, And Discussion Of Advanced Topics, Plus Chapter Outlines, Key Terms, Review Questions, And A Glossary. Annotation C. Book News, Inc., Portland, Or (booknews.com)

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Mark F. Bear

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Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells Us about Who We Are

Neuroscientists once believed your brain was essentially "locked down" by adulthood. No new cells. No major changes. If you grew up depressed, angry, sad, aggressive, or nasty, you'd be that way for l...ife. And, as you grew older, there'd be nowhere to go but down, as disease, age, or injury wiped out precious, irreplaceable brain cells. But over the past five, ten, twenty years, all that's changed. Using fMRI and PET scanning technology, neuroscientists can now look deep inside the human brain and they've discovered that it's amazingly flexible, resilient, and plastic. Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells Us About Who We Are shows you what they've discovered and what it means to all of us. Through author Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald’s masterfully written narrative and use stunning imagery, you'll watch human brains healing, growing, and adapting to challenges. You'll gain powerful new insights into the interplay between environment and genetics, begin understanding how people can influence their own intellectual abilities and emotional makeup, and understand the latest stunning discoveries about coma and "locked-in" syndrome. You'll learn about the tantalizing discoveries that may lead to cures for traumatic brain injury, stroke, emotional disorders, PTSD, drug addiction, chronic pain, maybe even Alzheimer's. Boleyn-Fitzgerald shows how these discoveries are transforming our very understanding of the "self", from an essentially static entity to one that can learn and change throughout life and even master the art of happiness.

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Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald

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Cognitive Neuroscience

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Author:

Michael S. Gazzaniga

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The Human Brain Book

The Human Brain Book is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each of us what we are - unique individuals. It combines the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert... text and state-of-the-art illustrations and imaging techniques to provide an incomparable insight into every facet of the brain. Layer by layer, it reveals the fascinating details of this remarkable structure, covering all the key anatomy and delving into the inner workings of the mind, unlocking its many mysteries, and helping you to understand what's going on in those millions of little gray and white cells. Tricky concepts are illustrated and explained with clarity and precision, as The Human Brain Book looks at how the brain sends messages to the rest of the body, how we think and feel, how we perform unconscious actions (for example breathing), explores the nature of genius, asks why we behave the way we do, explains how we see and hear things, and how and why we dream. Physical and psychological disorders affecting the brain and nervous system are clearly illustrated and summarized in easy-to-understand terms. The unique DVD brings the subject to life with interactive elements. These include a clickable model of the brain's structure that allows the user to zoom in and discover deeper layers of detail, while complex processes, such as the journey of a nerve impulse, are broken down and simplified through intuitive animations.

Author:

Rita Carter

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Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook

This fifth edition of the best-selling international cognitive psychology textbook has been substantially updated and restructured to reflect new developments in cognitive psychology, and made more st...udent-friendly. Established approaches covered in depth include: Experimental cognitive psychology Cognitive science with its focus on modelling Cognitive neuropsychology with its focus on cognition following brain damage. Extensive new material in this edition includes: Cognitive neuroscience approaches such as brain scanning and imaging studies which illustrate the principles of brain function New material on consciousness. Throughout, the new material is fully integrated with more traditional approaches to create a comprehensive, coherent and totally current overview of perception, attention, memory, concepts, language, problem solving, judgement and reasoning. A two-colour design, plus a rich array of supplementary multimedia materials, make this edition more accessible and entertaining for students. The multimedia materials include: A PowerPoint lecture course and MCQ Test Bank free to qualifying adopters A unique web-based Student Learning Program. This is an interactive revision program incorporating a rich array of multimedia resources including interactive exercises and demonstrations, and active reference links to journal articles. This is offered on a subscription basis to departments adopting the text. A free demonstration of a sample chapter is available to potential subscribers at http://www.psypress.com/ek5/ .

Author:

Michael W. Eysenck

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How the Brain Learns

This powerful bestseller on brain research and education provides practical information that teachers can use in classroom activities and lessons, including basic brain facts that can help students le...arn, insights on how the brain processes information, and tips on maximizing retention using "down time."

Author:

David A. Sousa

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