World-renowned neuroscientist Susan Greenfield draws on her own pioneering research to illuminate the mystery of consciousness, and how our brains make us who we are.
Author: Susan Greenfield
Publisher: Penguin Press
Each of us has a unique, subjective inner world, one that we can never share directly with anyone else. But how do our physical brains actually give rise to this rich and varied experience of consciousness? In this ground-breaking book, internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Susan Greenfield brings together a series of astonishing new, empirically based insights into consciousness as she traces a single day in the life of your brain. From waking to walking the dog, working to dreaming, Greenfield explores how our daily experiences are translated into a tangle of cells, molecules and chemical blips, thereby probing the enduring mystery of how our brains create our individual selves.
tHe BuILDING BLOCKS OF THE BRAIN Like all the other organs in the body, the brain, the spinal cord, and all the nerves that form the nervous system are made ...
Author: Ana Maria Rodriguez
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Here is a creative new introduction to the central and peripheral nervous systems and how they work together to keep the body functioning. A Day in the Life of the Brain will draw readers in as it follows a fictional character and the activities of his brain through his day, from waking up, to going to class, to soccer practice, to bedtime. This lively explanation of neuroscience also dispels a number of brain myths, such as the misconception that brain damage is always permanent.
Your brain is uniquely yours – but research is showing many of its day-to-day cycles are universal. This book gives you a look inside your brain and some insights into why you may feel and act as you do.
Author: Judith Horstman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Have you ever wondered what’s happening in your brain as you go through a typical day and night? This fascinating book presents an hour-by-hour round-the-clock journal of your brain’s activities. Drawing on the treasure trove of information from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines as well as original material written specifically for this book, Judith Horstman weaves together a compelling description of your brain at work and at play. The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain reveals what’s going on in there while you sleep and dream, how your brain makes memories and forms addictions and why we sometimes make bad decisions. The book also offers intriguing information about your emotional brain, and what’s happening when you’re feeling love, lust, fear and anxiety—and how sex, drugs and rock and roll tickle the same spots. Based on the latest scientific information, the book explores your brain’s remarkable ability to change, how your brain can make new neurons even into old age and why multitasking may be bad for you. Your brain is uniquely yours – but research is showing many of its day-to-day cycles are universal. This book gives you a look inside your brain and some insights into why you may feel and act as you do. The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain is written in the entertaining, informative and easy-to-understand style that fans of Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazine have come to expect.
That thought crossed Pablo's mind constantly throughout the past few days. “These aren't the old days, my friend.” Slowly, Mickey's brain caught up to his ...
Author: J. T. Prose
Publisher: Gerry Dorley Publishing
This satire is set in an alternate universe bronze age. Todd, its omnipotent god (or so he’s convinced the population) should be enjoying his day off. Instead, he’s having the worst day of his life. His boss is out for his job, a war threatens the balance of power, and long lost, rebellious gods have returned for revenge. Fun and provocative, Todd is guaranteed to challenge the reader’s notions of religion, politics, power and narrative. Characters will appear to be those in the news headlines. Enjoy all the pop culture Easter eggs a long the way!
The Morning Mind makes it easy. Based on findings from neuroscience and medicine, the book helps you tamp down on the fear-driven reptile brain and tap into the part linked to thinking and imagination.
Author: Dr. Robert Carter III
Unleash positive thinking and productive imagination, and flip negative thoughts and behaviors into a lifetime to improve every aspect of your life—each morning, one day at a time. Bad habits. Bad feelings. Bad mornings that turn into regrettable days. Banish them all with simple brain hacks that flip negative thoughts and behaviors into positive, productive ones. Instead of dragging through your day, learn to wake up refreshed, recharge regularly, and live better than ever. The Morning Mind makes it easy. Based on findings from neuroscience and medicine, the book helps you tamp down on the fear-driven reptile brain and tap into the part linked to thinking and imagination. With topics ranging from diet and hydration to exercise and meditation, you’ll find ideas for activating your brain—and improving every aspect of your life: Restore healthy cycles of waking and sleeping Block harmful cortisol hormones Boost mental performance Create calmer mornings Develop self-discipline Stimulate creativity Improve your leadership skills And more. From the moment the alarm clock rings, The Morning Mind helps you greet each day with gusto.
Counsel may prepare a “Day in the Life” video or a “Day in the Therapy Life” video to demonstrate the client's postmorbid deficits and therapeutic needs.
Author: Richard W. Petrocelli
A guide for litigating brain injury cases. The book covers the medical and neuropsychological analysis of brain injury, including its causes and effects; the process of case investigation, including evaluation of liability and damages; and trial techniques, including settlement considerations.
and throbbing hour on hour till the noise became a part of you, got in the blood and brain so you couldn't live without it. Up at dawn, out on the road, ...
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
A collection of legendary science fiction classics selected and individually introduced by the winner of fifteen Hugo awards for best editor, Gardner Dozois. From the introduction: "They are stories that we intuit as life, that somehow fool us into thinking¾while we are reading them¾that they are something more than words on paper, that the events in the story are actually occurring in some dimension congruent with our own, viewed through the window of fiction. . .They show us, with conviction, something we would otherwise never know on this earth: what everyday, day-to-day life would be like in a different society, an alien culture, another world." This outstanding collection full of authentic SF masterpieces includes: "On the Storm Planet," by Cordwainer Smith, "Slow Tuesday Night," by R. A. Lafferty, "This Moment of the Storm," by Roger Zelazny, "Driftglass," by Samuel R. Delany, "Mary," by Damon Knight, "The Haunted Future," by Fritz Leiber, "The Lady Margaret" by Keith Roberts, and "A Happy Day in 2381," by Robert Silverberg. Science Fiction Hall of Fame Inductee Gardner Dozois is the winner of two Nebula awards for fiction. Dozois was also the long-time editor of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, a position for which he won fifteen Hugo awards. He remains editor of the annual Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
As he gasped for breath on the circuit the image of old Cliff the collier came into his head and the perfect coordination he achieved between mind and body, ...
Author: Michael Walsh
Many ex-coalminers will find in this novel a powerful reminder of their own life 'down the pit' as it skilfully recreates a typical day in the life of Luke, a British coalface worker in the 1970's. Although the main action takes place over a single day and just one shift, the author delves back into Luke's trainee days in the 1950's. But it's not just old miners who will benefit from this story as the author carefully explains the various operations involved in bringing coal out from deep in the ground up to the surface and all the various specialists forming this tremendous team effort, from the shotfirers and rippers to the deputies, belt-end attendants and lamp-room men, electricians and mechanics, the tackle runners and the haulage men, the grease monkeys and the workers at the coal face itself, struggling to maintain productivity in the face of never-ending management demands.
The dramatic story of one man’s recovery offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended.
Author: Clark Elliott
The dramatic story of one man’s recovery offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. At times he couldn’t walk across a room, or even name his five children. Doctors told him he would never fully recover. After eight years, the cognitive demands of his job, and of being a single parent, finally became more than he could manage. As a result of one final effort to recover, he crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago-area research-clinicians—one an optometrist emphasizing neurodevelopmental techniques, the other a cognitive psychologist—working on the leading edge of brain plasticity. Within weeks the ghost of who he had been started to re-emerge. Remarkably, Elliott kept detailed notes throughout his experience, from the moment of impact to the final stages of his recovery, astounding documentation that is the basis of this fascinating book. The Ghost in My Brain gives hope to the millions who suffer from head injuries each year, and provides a unique and informative window into the world’s most complex computational device: the human brain.
Praise for Your Creative Brain "Basing this book on her Harvard psychology course, 'Creativity: Madmen, Geniuses, and Harvard Students,' Carson sees creativity in a broader context—not just coming up with new ideas but being able to ...
Author: Shelley Carson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Research-based techniques that show everyone how to expand creativity and increase productivity Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson?s provocative book, published in partnership with Harvard Health Publications, reveals why creativity isn't something only scientists, investors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy; in fact, all of us use our creative brains every day at home, work and play. Each of us has the ability to increase our mental functioning and creativity by learning to move flexibly among several brain states. Explains seven brain states or "brainsets" and their functions as related to creativity, productivity, and innovation Provides quizzes, exercises, and self-tests to activate each of these seven brainsets to unlock our maximum creativity Your Creative Brain, called by critics a ?new classic? in the field of creativity, offers inspiring suggestions that can be applied in both one?s personal and professional life.
Follows a typical day in the life of the human body, from the early morning wakeup to the nighttime return to sleep, revealing the rhythmic cycles that control the body and demonstrating the importance of synchronizing one's actions to ...
Author: Jennifer Ackerman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Health & Fitness
Follows a typical day in the life of the human body, from the early morning wakeup to the nighttime return to sleep, revealing the rhythmic cycles that control the body and demonstrating the importance of synchronizing one's actions to these biological rhythms.
Release on 2020-03-31 | by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Similarly, taking statins to treat heart disease at a particular time of day achieves a better effect, while birth control pills need to be taken at the ...
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Brain health affects Americans across all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities. Enriching the body of scientific knowledge around brain health and cognitive ability has the potential to improve quality of life and longevity for many millions of Americans and their families. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that as many as 5 million Americans were living with Alzheimer's disease in 2014. That same year, more than 800,000 children were treated for concussion or traumatic brain injuries in U.S. emergency departments. Each year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Developing more effective treatment strategies for brain injuries and illnesses is essential, but brain health is not focused exclusively on disease, disorders, and vulnerability. It is equally important to better understand the ways our brains grow, learn, adapt, and heal. Addressing all of these domains to optimize brain health will require consideration about how to define brain health and resilience and about how to identify key elements to measure those concepts. Understanding the interactions between the brain, the body, and socioenvironmental forces is also fundamental to improving brain health. To explore issues related to brain health throughout the life span, from birth through old age, a public workshop titled Brain Health Across the Life Span was convened on September 24 and 25, 2019, by the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies. This publication summarizes the presentation and discussion of the workshop.
Then I heard him sigh, “sigh,” and just as he was about to say something, I budded in and put his little super sport mind at ease.
Author: Monica Turner
Tacarra a once shy, stay-out-of-everyone's way,and very uninterested Junior High Schooler is transformed into a Popular Drama Queen...I mean Cheerleader, after she is noticed by Reba and Denise, the Raymond Cree Junior High School of the Deserts Cheer & Dance squad Captains during a gymnastic class. "Like yeah as if!" Now there's no turning back to the life of an un-popular, she's now out of her shell and well on her way up to the top...oh yeah!Besides, "Her team is red hot, and your team is sooo not!"
The Brain and Love A Day in the Life of the Brain How the Brain Grows Inside Your Brain Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World Marvin Rosen SERIES EDITOR ...
Author: Marvin Rosen
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
This intriguing book explores love in all its forms and from many perspectives. The biological underpinnings of feelings are explored, including the interaction of brain, nervous system, hormones, and body chemistry. Love is considered as an evolutionary phenomenon with origins in animal behavior. According to Shakespeare, The course of true love never did run smooth, and The Brain and Love indeed looks at love as a give-and-take process involving costs and benefits. The author describes attempts to classify, categorize, and measure the various components of love (as distinguished from passion).
These questions closed around her brain like a clamp, squeezing out a solution to her dilemma. Her hands like talons, she gripped the steering wheel with ...
Author: Ray Burton
"LOVE OR OBSESSION?" With his suave and grace, Terry Allens easily captured the hearts and money of his many clients. Yet, the handsome male prostitute, despite his abounding lifestyle, finds himself struggling with an inner crisis: finding true peace and happiness. He forms an emotional attachment with a client. Happiness, it seems, is upon him. Then things swiftly goes array when he finds himself scolded and stalked by an anonymous, murdering individual. Now he is forced to come to terms with the situation and abandon his dreams of being with the woman he has fallen so deeply in love with. Could such a precarious situation give way to a happy ending? A love story that will set you on edge-- A fast-paced thriller-- – Jan Thompson, Critics’ Best Review Cleverly and masterfully written-- – Herman Wright, Southern Writers Association Funny, exciting, sexy, full of intrigue-- – LaToya Collins, Lady Readers Book Club
Paul McKenna has made a study of highly successful and effective people, and distilled core strategies and techniques that will help the reader to begin to think in the same way as a super-achiever.
Author: Paul McKenna
Publisher: Random House
The No. 1 bestseller Over 3 million copies sold worldwide _______________________________ 'Discover your true potential and become the person you really want to be.' Success and happiness are not accidents that happen to some people and not to others. They are created by specific ways of thinking and acting in the world. Paul McKenna has made a study of highly successful and effective people, and distilled core strategies and techniques that will help the reader to begin to think in the same way as a super-achiever. Learn how to master your emotions and run your own brain, how to have supreme self-confidence and become the person you really want to be. Paul McKenna's simple seven-day plan really will change your life for ever. Reprogramme your mind and become successful, healthy and happy! _______________________________ What readers are saying about Change Your Life in 7 Days: ***** 'Changed my life . . . practical things to do each day to teach you the principles in practice.' ***** 'My mindset is different now and I know my life is going to keep getting better and better. Amazing results already.' ***** 'You will learn how to take control of your emotions, deal with the stress's in your life with more ease, focus on your dreams, bring more of what you want into your life . . . You really can change your life in 7 days!' _______________________________ IMPORTANT: IF YOUR DEVICE SUPPORTS IT, YOU WILL FIND AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO IN THIS EBOOK. IF YOUR DEVICE DOES NOT, FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS TO SAVE THE MATERIALS DIRECTLY TO YOUR COMPUTER, OR TO STREAM VIA YOUR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET. _______________________________
Day-to-day variation in the CAR has also been associated with day-to-day variation in executive function in healthy young populations However, ...
Publisher: Academic Press
Stress and Brain Health: Across the Life Course, Volume 150, examines up-to-date knowledge on how stress effects brain health. The book's wide-ranging topics include the effects of pre-natal and childhood stress on neurodevelopment and aging. Chapters cover What is stress, how to measure it and effects on brain function, Pre-natal effects of stress on brain development and vulnerability, Stress in childhood, sensitive periods and regulatory mechanisms, The impact of childhood poverty on brain health, Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) on the brain, Stress, aging and epigenetics, The effects of chronic stress on the prefrontal cortex, Neurobiology of resilience to stress, and more. Comprises diverse evidence from world-leading researchers in each area Provides a readily accessible introduction to the topics covered, including basic guidance on stress theory and measurement Essential reading for those in the fields of neuroscience, psychophysiology, psychoneuroendocrinology, health psychology, developmental psychology, neuro-rehabilitation and clinical research
Melody D. Parker began her career at the Michigan Public Health Institute in 1999 working on the Traumatic Brain Injury Project in addition to the Michigan ...
Author: Priscilla K. Shontz
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Business & Economics
Presents descriptions of job responsibilities, education and training, and a typical workday for different types of librarians working in public, academic, school, and special libraries, as well as in jobs for library vendors, publishers, and library associations.
The restless mind. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 946–958. Smith, C.A. & Lazarus, R.S. (1993). Appraisal components, core relational themes, and the emotions.
Author: Arnold B. Bakker
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Political Science
This edited collection brings together some of the leading researchers in the study of the daily experience of work and daily well-being. The book covers both theoretical and methodological issues involved in studying workers' well-being as it evolves on a daily basis. Interest in the topic of daily fluctuations in worker well-being has grown rapidly over the past ten years. This is partly because of advances in research and statistical methods, but also because researchers have found that the psychological processes that influence well-being play out from moment to moment, and from day to day. Topics covered in this book include: The theoretical basis of studying work as a series of daily episodes Assessment of different components of daily well-being Factors involved in the regulation of well-being at work Qualitative and quantitative diary experience sampling and event reconstruction methods Latent growth curve modelling of diary data The final chapter of the book includes a preview of how daily methods may evolve in the future. Intended as a guide for researchers with good knowledge of field research methods, the book will be particularly useful to researchers of work-related phenomena who seek to expand their knowledge of dynamic methods in field contexts, and those who want to start using these methods. It will also be of interest to students of work psychology and organisational behaviour, and related disciplines.