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Your brain and your self : what you need to know / by Neirynck, Jacques.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-115) and index.
Subjects: Brain.; Brain;
© c2009., Springer,
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The brain / by Eagleman, David.;
"Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are "you"? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human? In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, genocide, brain surgery, gut feelings, robotics, and the search for immortality. Strap in for a whistle-stop tour into the inner cosmos. In the infinitely dense tangle of billions of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see in there: you. This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life. (A companion to the six-part PBS series. Color illustrations throughout.)"--"The dramatic story of the brain's role in creating our world, our experience of it, and ourselves; the basis for a PBS television series by the bestselling David Eagleman. How does a three pound mass of biological matter locked in the dark, silent fortress of the skull produce the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, while also constructing reality and guiding us through the endless need to make decisions and determine our judgments and into a future that we are convinced we are shaping? David Eagleman compares the brain to a cityscape with different neighborhoods where neural networks vie for supremacy and determine our behavior in ways we are not always aware or in control of. At the same time, he suggests that the brain works as a storyteller--creating a narrative that allows us to navigate and make sense of a world that it is busy constructing for us"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-213).Introduction -- Who am I? -- What is reality? -- Who's in control? -- How do I decide? -- Do I need you? -- Who will we be? -- Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Glossary -- Image Credits.
Subjects: Brain.; Self.; Neurosciences.;
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Soul made flesh : the discovery of the brain-- and how it changed the world / by Zimmer, Carl,1966-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-348) and index.
Subjects: Brain.; Brain; Brain;
© 2005., Free Press,
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Brain lock : free yourself from obsessive-compulsive behavior : a four-step self-treatment method to change your brain chemistry / by Schwartz, Jeffrey,1951-; Beyette, Beverly,author.;
Preface to the twentieth anniversary edition -- Introduction: Obsessions, compulsions, and the four-step self-treatment method -- The four steps. Relabel -- Reattribute -- Refocus -- Revalue -- Applying the four steps to your life. The four steps and personal freedom -- OCD as a family disorder -- The four steps and other disorders -- The four steps and traditional approaches to behavior therapy -- OCD and medication -- University of Hamburg Obsession-Compulsion inventory screening form -- An OCD patient's diary of four-step self-treatment -- Self-treatment manual for the four-step method.The 20th anniversary edition of the definitive classic on defeating obsessive-compulsive behavior, with all-new material from the author. An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return. In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it's now used in academic treatment centers throughout the world. Proven by brain-imaging tests to actually alter the brain's chemistry, this method doesn't rely on psychopharmaceuticals. Instead, patients use cognitive self-therapy and behavior modification to develop new patterns of response to their obsessions. In essence, they use the mind to fix the brain. Using the real-life stories of actual patients, Brain Lock explains this revolutionary method and provides readers with the inspiration and tools to free themselves from their psychic prisons and regain control of their lives.
Subjects: Obsessive-compulsive disorder.; Compulsive behavior.; Compulsive Behavior.; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.;
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Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction / by Szalavitz, Maia.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-322) and index."More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality," Unbroken Brain offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all. Combining Maia's personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research, Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction."--Publisher information.Alcohol, drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, the internet. Our understanding of addiction is trapped in the idea that addiction is a crime or a brain disease. Treatment is equally outdated. Szalavitz argues that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy.Needle point -- A history of addiction -- The nature of addiction -- Intense world -- The myth of the addictive personality -- Labels -- Hell is junior high school -- Transitive nightfall -- On dope and dopamine -- Set and setting -- Love and addiction -- Risky business -- Busted -- The problem with bottom -- Antisocial behavior -- The 12-step conundrum -- Harm reduction -- The Kiwi approach -- Teaching recovery -- Neurodiversity and the future of addiction.
Subjects: Substance abuse; Compulsive behavior.; Substance-Related Disorders;
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Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain for life / by Perlmutter, David,1954-author.; Loberg, Kristin,author.; Ganim, Peter,narrator.; Hachette Audio (Firm); Blackstone Audio, Inc.,publisher.;
System requirements for accompanying PDF/CD-ROM: PC with Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader.Read by Peter Ganim.Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise--from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: astonishing new research sheds light on the influence of the human microbiome in every aspect of health, including your nervous system. In Brain Maker Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on the environment, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, Brain Maker opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Gastrointestinal system; Intestines; Human body; Brain;
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Grain brain : [electronic resource] : the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar--your brain's silent killers / by Perlmutter, MD, David.d1954-; Ganim, Peter.;
Narrator: Peter Ganim.In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that’s been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more.Groundbreaking and timely, Grain Brain shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It’s in the food you eat. The cornerstone of all degenerative conditions, including brain disorders, is inflammation, which can be triggered by carbs, especially containing gluten or high in sugar. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, how statin drugs may be erasing your memory, why a diet high in “good fats” is ideal, and how to spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.Dr. Perlmutter’s revolutionary 4-week plan shows you how to keep your brain healthy, vibrant, and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for debilitating neurological diseases as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions — without drugs. Easy-to-follow strategies, delicious recipes, and weekly goals help you to put the plan into action. With a blend of anecdotes, cutting-edge research, and accessible, practical advice, Grain Brain teaches you how to take control of your “smart genes,” regain wellness, and enjoy lifelong health and vitality. -- provided by publisher.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 262070 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Brain; Carbohydrates; Energy metabolism.; Nonfiction.; Self Help.;
© 2014., Hachette Book Group,
On-line resources: http://kirtland.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CF98AC91-1C18-4ED9-BFC7-38C712B988D6 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Brain gain : technology and the quest for digital wisdom / by Prensky, Marc.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction : Mind evolution in our time -- The human mind : Improved, extended, enhanced, amplified (and liberated) by technology -- The quest for digital wisdom : The emerging homo sapiens digital -- 50 candidates for digital wisdom : Are we wiser if...? -- Less desirable paths : Digital cleverness and digital stupidity -- The trade-offs : Cultivating brain gain and digital wisdom -- Teaching digital wisdom : How do we lead our kids to develop it? -- Are there real dangers? What should we be wary of? -- After digital wisdom : The singularity and the eternally evolving human.In this controversial and well-argued treatise, Prensky offers the idea that rather than stunting the mind - that most essential aspect of an individual's intelligence and sense of self - smart technology (and smart use of technology) enhances our humanity in ways that the brain on its own never could. Through scores of fascinating examples, Prensky shows that the symbiotic combination of the human brain and technology - from marrying the brain's strengths such as sense-making and complex reasoning abilities with technology's strengths like storing and processing large amounts of data - has great benefits for our own cognitive functioning. How should we best combine the strengths of mind and machine for maximum benefit? Prensky's call is for digital wisdom - a new interconnectedness between human and technology that is already enabling Homo Sapiens to begin the journey into the next stages of cognitive evolution.
Subjects: Technological innovations; Technological innovations; Human-computer interaction; Cognition.; Intellect.;
© c2012., Palgrave Macmillan,
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The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs / by DeSalle, Rob.; Tattersall, Ian.; Wynne, Patricia.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Machine generated contents note: 1. The Nature of Science: Our Brains at Work -- 2. The Nitty-Gritty of the Nervous System -- 3. Hanging Our Brains on the Tree of Life -- 4. Making Sense of Senses -- 5. Processing Information -- 6. Emotions and Memory -- 7. Brain EvoDevo -- 8. Words and Music by ... -- 9. Decisions, Behaviors, and Beliefs -- 10. The Human Brain and Cognitive Evolution.After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from a host of hominid species remains standing: us. Human beings are extraordinary creatures, and it is the unprecedented human brain that makes them so. This book presents step-by-step account of the evolution of the brain and nervous system.
Subjects: Cognition.; Neurophysiology.; Brain; Brain; Cognition.; Neurophysiology.;
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Brain wars : the scientific battle over the existence of the mind and the proof that will change the way we live our lives / by Beauregard, Mario.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-239) and index.A "computer made of meat?" : materialism and the mind-brain problem -- The power of belief to cure or kill : the placebo/nocebo effect -- Brain control : neurofeedback -- Train your mind, transform your brain : neuroplasticity -- Surfing the psychosomatic network : the intimate connection of mind and body -- The mind force within : hypnosis -- Beyond space and time : psi -- Mind out of body : mind, brain, and near-death experiences -- Embracing a greater self : mystical experiences -- A great shift in consciousness.Filled with the latest scientific research and stories of the mind's abilities, a prominent neuroscientist, capturing a major shift in our understanding of the age-old mind/body debate, proves that humans are more than complex biological machines.
Subjects: Mind-brain identity theory.; Brain.;
© 2012., HarperOne,
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