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The User S Guide To The Human Mind

Author : Shawn T. Smith
ISBN : 9781608826049
Genre : Self-Help
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Your mind is not built to make you happy; it’s built to help you survive. So far, it’s done a great job! But in the process, it may have developed some bad habits, like avoiding new experiences or scrounging around for problems where none exist. Is it any wonder that worry, bad moods, and self-critical thoughts so often get in the way of enjoying life? Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), The User’s Guide to the Human Mind is a road map to the puzzling inner workings of the human mind, replete with exercises for overriding the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear, and helpful tips for acting in the service of your values and emotional well-being—even when your mind has other plans. •Find out how your mind tries to limit your behavior and your potential •Discover how pessimism functions as your mind’s error management system •Learn why you shouldn’t believe everything you think •Overrule your thoughts and feelings and take charge of your mind and your life

Time Your Brain

Author : Editors of Time Magazine
ISBN : 1603200940
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The greatest computer ever built is less than 7 in. long and weighs less than 3 lb. It has no moving parts and makes not a sound. And yet it is the home of dreams, of songs, of wisdom, of philosophy, of love, of awareness itself. The greatest computer ever built is, of course, the human brain. For almost as long as we've been thinking creatures, we've wondered about the galaxy of experiences, emotions and insights that lives within every one of us. You have your heart; you have your limbs. You are your brain. The editors and writers of TIME invite you to explore that wondrous place that is the seat of your being. What does science tell us about how we learn, how we mature, why our minds grow old? How does memory work--and why does it so often fail to work? How can babies learn multiple languages before they're 5 years old, while adults must struggle for years to master a single new one? What does it mean to be a genius? What does it mean merely to be conscious? These and other questions are being explored by investigators across the sciences, and TIME has gone out in search of them. At labs and universities around the world, researchers are gaining new understanding of the differences between the brains of men and women, the neurochemical magic behind feelings of romance, the mystery of good and evil. They are learning new things about addictions and disorders and the myriad ways minds can break down. And they are learning how to fix them too. The Brain: A User's Guide will give you a whole new view of how your brain works and ways you can use that understanding to help yourself become wiser, happier, even healthier. You will never think of the world inside your head the same way again.

The Human Brain Book

Author : Rita Carter
ISBN : 9780756662158
Genre : Medical
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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 Brain

Author : New Scientist
ISBN : 9781473685079
Genre : Science
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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, enlightening infographics 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 User S Guide To Being Human

Author : Scott Edmund Miller
ISBN : 9781590792124
Genre : Self-Help
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"The author examines eight human inner capacities by which people shape their lives. He outlines a step-by-step program to harness this great potential freely available within people to bring out the best in themselves and create the life they dream of leading" --Provided by publisher.


Author : Adam Zeman
ISBN : 0300104979
Genre : Science
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In this thought-provoking book, neurologist Adam Zeman offers an enlightening view of consciousness seen through the lenses of science and philosophy, enhancing his discussion with case studies of neurological patients and observations of young children's expanding mental worlds. "An articulate . . . neurologist . . . covers many aspects of consciousness for general readers. His treatment of the disorders of knowledge is superb. If you were intrigued with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, you'll appreciate [the book's] buildup to what Oliver Sacks described in that work. . . . Approachable and instructive."--William H. Calvin, New York Times Book Review "A grand tour of the terrain of consciousness, as viewed from neuroscientific and philosophical perspectives."--Colin Beer, Quarterly Review of Biology "[Zeman] is uniquely qualified to write this particular book, whose chief merit is that it provides a summary of the current state of play in neurobiology, psychology, and philosophy. . . . A very useful book."--John R. Searle, Los Angeles Times Book Review

A User S Guide To Your Mind Volume Ii How To Win In Love Get Along With Each Other Hook Up Make Up Break Up With Emotional Intelligence

Author : Michael Ra Bouchard
ISBN : 9781462022502
Genre : Psychology
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Thoughts are very real things. They can be compared to the elements that create the weather we experience. From clear and sunny to overcast and dreary, your thought-machine mind creates your reality. Whether or not you are consciously aware of it, you alone control the angles and rotations of the kaleidoscopic mirrors within the workings of your mind. If you don t like your reality, you can always adjust your outlook simply by adjusting your way of thinking. One of life s mercies is that we can retrain our mind. This guide is an appeal for rational thinking. When all is said and done, there are only three fundamental areas over which you have any real control in your life: how you think/feel (as in two sides of the same coin), how you act, and how you react. When you are unhappy in life or love, the best place to start looking for both the cause and the cure is within the inner narrative of your thoughts. It is here you will find the fountainhead of resiliency from which your strength and well-being flow. Resiliency in people is not an accidental occurrence; rather, it is the cumulative effect of an individual s decision making. In a nutshell, humans need not always interpret things in the negative, instead, the choice to view things either as a positive or as a negative is entirely your own to make. The intelligent approach insists you strive to see both the positive and the negative in people, situations, and events. Doing so won t negate the negative, it simply helps to balance it. The knowledge contained in "A User s Guide to Your Mind" is threefold: how to live mindfully of your thoughts, how to exercise emotional intelligence in relationships, and how to exercise social intelligence in everyday life. Exercising social and emotional intelligence along with good old common sense is essential to soundly managing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. If you are tired of just "talking" about making changes and are now actually prepared to "do" something about it, the guidance within will provide detailed blueprints to get you started in redesigning your life and relationships. "Best of all, you can implement what you learn as you see fit, according to your own goals, value system, and moral principles." This book shows you how."

The Thinker S Guide To The Human Mind

Author : Linda Elder
ISBN : 9781538133880
Genre : Education
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This volume of the Thinker’s Guide Library offers insight into the mind’s core functions of thinking, feeling, and wanting and examines how to take command of emotions. It reveals intrinsic barriers to criticality in human thought that impede learning and self-development and is essential reading for those wishing to take full command their minds.


Author : Steve Casner
ISBN : 9780399574115
Genre : Psychology
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“Gripping, page-turning material . . . a new way of thinking about survival in a world filled with hazards and distractions.” —Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit A safety expert reveals why few of us are as careful as we think we are, and what we can do about it. The modern world can be a dangerous place, filled with fast cars, smartphones, new drugs, and thrill sports. Meanwhile, we humans are as fragile as ever. In fact, after a century of steady improvement, injuries and accidental deaths are on the rise. Steve Casner has devoted his career to studying the psychology of safety, and he knows there’s not a safety warning we won’t ignore or a foolproof device we can’t turn into an implement of disaster. Careful helps us understand why we do things like insist on the fat-free salad dressing but then text and drive. Casner explains the psychological traps that can lead us to the scene of an accident. They’re the same whether you’re a pilot, a Hollywood stuntwoman, a parent, or the owner of a clogged dishwasher you’re trying to fix with a screwdriver. Then Casner shows us how and when the injuries happen, so we know exactly what we should really be worrying about. Casner’s book helps us keep our fingers attached in the kitchen, our kids afloat at the pool, and our teens safe behind the wheel, and shows us many other ways we can take control of our own safety and get through the day in one piece.

Human Neuroanatomy

Author : J. Edward Bruni
ISBN : 9780195371420
Genre : Medical
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Human Neuroanatomy: A Text, Brain Atlas, and Laboratory Dissection Guide has been substantially changed and updated from a previous edition entitled The Human Brain in Dissection published in 1988 and accordingly has been re-titled. The last 20 years have seen a significant shift in the way anatomy and its sub-disciplines like neuroanatomy are taught in both undergraduate and graduate neuroscience courses; not only has the time allocated for these courses been reduced, but the teaching methodologies have become more focused and specific due to time constraints. As reported by Drake et. al., "Medical education in the anatomical sciences: the winds of change continue to blow" (Anat. Sci. Educ., 2: 253-259, 2009), we have seen an overall drop in the total number of lecture hours and laboratory hours since the last survey done of medical curricula in 2002. Human Neuroanatomy has been reconstructed to appeal to just these changes: courses with a lab/dissection component as well as those without will find this guide the perfect teaching tool to understand human neuroanatomy. With these limitations in mind and to better meet current requirements the authors have expanded the textural content in this new edition and separated it entirely from the dissection instructions which have been retained. The "Laboratory Exercise" as it is now designated stands alone in a highlighted box in each chapter. It outlines what is to be accomplished during a given session using pre-dissected specimens and/or appropriate models or by exposing them in a dissection. Clear step by step procedural instructions are provided and important structures to be seen are highlighted. The dissection sequence laid out in the chapters is a progressive one requiring only a single wet specimen and ideally completed in two hour periods. Students who do not have the opportunity to dissect, however may simply skip these paragraphs. In this 3rd edition of the book many new illustrations have been added to better depict the salient features of the brain at various stages of dissection and to facilitate understanding the subject matter. Labeling of some illustrations has changed and others have been replaced. All are amply referenced to the text and to the laboratory exercises and are intended to assist with or be used in lieu of dissection. New also in this edition is a section of clinically-relevant notes as well as USMLE type multiple-choice questions added in separate sections at the end of each chapter. These quiz type questions provide students with a means of assessing their understanding of the subject matter in each chapter and an indication of how their knowledge might be tested. And finally, an atlas of 62 labelled brain sections in four different planes, at the end of the book, has been retained. CT scans and M.R. images that correspond as closely as possible to the anatomic section are included. Comprehensive and concise Human Neuroanatomy: A Text, Brain Atlas, and Laboratory Dissection Guide is an invaluable guide to assist medical, dental and allied health science students understand nervous system structure, function and disease.

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