The Brain by David Eagleman

The Brain Book
Author: David Eagleman
Publisher: Pantheon Verlag
ISBN: 3641183154
Size: 43.42 MB
Page: 224
Release: 2017-03-06

Book Description
Unterhaltend und fundiert: Ein Pageturner über die Hirnforschung Die Hirnforschung macht rasante Fortschritte, aber nur selten treten wir einen Schritt zurück und fragen uns, was es heißt, ein Lebewesen und Mensch zu sein. Der renommierte Neurowissenschaftler David Eagleman nimmt uns mit auf die Reise durch das Gewirr aus Milliarden von Hirnzellen und Billionen von Synapsen – und zu uns selbst. Das sonderbare Rechengewebe in unserem Schädel ist der Apparat, mit dem wir uns in der Welt orientieren, Entscheidungen treffen und Vorstellungen entwickeln. Seine unendlich vielen Zellen bringen unser Bewusstsein und unsere Träume hervor. In diesem Buch baut Bestsellerautor David Eagleman eine Brücke zwischen der Hirnforschung und uns, den Besitzern eines Gehirns. Er hilft uns, uns selbst zu verstehen. Denn ein besseres Verständnis unseres inneren Kosmos wirft auch ein neues Licht auf unsere persönlichen Beziehungen und unser gesellschaftliches Zusammenleben: wie wir unser Leben lenken, warum wir lieben, was wir für wahr halten, wie wir unsere Kinder erziehen, wie wir unsere Gesellschaftspolitik verbessern und wie wir den menschlichen Körper auf die kommenden Jahrhunderte vorbereiten können.

How The Brain Works by Kate Taylor

The Brain Book
Author: Kate Taylor
ISBN: 9780241403372
Size: 39.78 MB
Page: 224
Release: 2020-03-03

Book Description
Have you ever asked yourself why you can't remember anything from before the age of three, why we experience dej vu, or indeed how a bundle of cells in our heads can produce the remarkable phenomenon that is human consciousness? Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. From anatomy, it moves on to function, explaining how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate processes such as heartbeat and breathing and how it collects information from the external world to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication. There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems, such as tumours and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.

The Brain A Very Short Introduction by Michael O'Shea

The Brain Book
Author: Michael O'Shea
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192853929
Size: 30.55 MB
Page: 136
Release: 2005-12-08

Book Description
This is a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research. It gives a sense of how neuroscience addresses questions about the relationship between the brain, and thought, memories, perceptions, and actions. Covering the details of brain science in an accessible style, it includes up to date coverage of developments of brain research, and suggests directions future research might take. The Brain also integrates discussion of the more familiar implications of the brain's actions, such as memories, perceptions, and motor control.Contents:Mind and brain: what's the problelm?Let's get physicalSight, sound, and imagination'Last week's potatoes!'Perception to actionAltered states of mindWhere do we go from here?

Think Tank The Human Brain And How It Works Anatomy For Kids Children S Biology Books by Baby Iq Builder Books

The Brain Book
Author: Baby Iq Builder Books
Publisher: Baby IQ Builder Books
ISBN: 9781683747048
Size: 30.64 MB
Release: 2016-06-08

Book Description
You have think tank ticking day and night! You have a brain that's also busy with activities regardless of the time of the day. You have a brain that's filled with neurons that decide how and when you can process information. Learn more about your amazing brain through this interesting book created just for you!

Switch On Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf

The Brain Book
Author: Dr. Caroline Leaf
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9780801015700
Size: 50.89 MB
Page: 240
Release: 2013-09-01

Book Description
According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with readers the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life.

Neustart Im Kopf by Norman Doidge

The Brain Book
Author: Norman Doidge
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593422611
Size: 50.45 MB
Page: 382
Release: 2014-02-13

Book Description
Unser Gehirn ist nicht – wie lange angenommen – eine unveränderliche Hardware. Es kann sich vielmehr auf verblüffende Weise umgestalten und sogar selbst reparieren. Norman Doidge verbindet faszinierende Einblicke in die neueste Forschung mit aufsehenerregenden Beispielen aus der Praxis: etwa eine Frau, deren eine Hirnhälfte die Funktionen eines ganzen Gehirns übernahm. Oder der Mann, dessen Gehirn nach einem Schlaganfall die Hirnströme in gesunde Hirnregionen »umleitet« und seinem gelähmten Arm die Bewegungsfähigkeit zurückgibt. All dies ermöglicht unser Gehirn, das stärker und anpassungsfähiger ist, als wir je dachten.

The Brain Bible How To Stay Vital Productive And Happy For A Lifetime by John Arden

The Brain Book
Author: John Arden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071826549
Size: 25.64 MB
Page: 288
Release: 2014-01-07

Book Description
THE REAL PATH TO BRAIN HEALTH--BASED ON CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN SCIENCE Let's face it: you want to keep your brain in great shape. But But how do you sift through the clutter of information and media coverage in order to find the facts? The Brain Bible One of today's leading experts on brain health, Dr. John Arden tells it straight: There is no single remedy for maintaining sharpmindedness into old age. But there are a lot of things you can do that, over the course of time, will work wonders. It's not about adding one activity or breaking one habit--it's about making many small, simple changes in your everyday routine. Dr. Arden culls the latest findings in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, gerontology, and many other sciences and puts them all together into a smart, actionable, science-based plan. Basing his conclusions on cutting-edge research, Dr. Arden has broken down the vast amount of confusing and sometimes conflicting brain data into the five crucial Brain Bible factors you need to be mindful of: Education - Read and keep your brain active Diet - What you eat and drink directly affects your brain health Exercise - Starting a fitness routine is simpler than you think Relationships - The love of friends and family has a strong healing power Sleep - Get enough but not too much sleep Here are just a few samples of Dr. Arden's tips for improving your brain health: Drink water even when you're not thirsty Take the stairs instead of the elevator Laugh a lot Don't drink alcohol before going to bed Eat fish at least twice a week If you want to keep your brain sharp--and who doesn't?--The Brain Bible is packed with the simple lifestyle changes you will want to make. After exploring the five Brain Bible factors, Dr. Arden shares indispensable advice on how to lower your everyday stress level. Then he provides the 7-Day Brain Bible Jumpstart Plan you can use to start changing your lifestyle and improving your brain today. The Brain Bible can help make your brain--and your life--better than ever. PRAISE FOR THE BRAIN BIBLE: "Successful aging just doesn't happen--it takes knowledge, wisdom, and action. Read this book and let Dr. John Arden take you on a fascinating and very human journey through the science and steps to healthy aging." -- Louis Cozolino, PhD, Pepperdine University, author of The Neuroscience of Human Relationships and The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy "In The Brain Bible, Dr. John Arden provides an uplifting read.... This book is as scientifically rigorous as it is lively and accessible, and it is peppered with fascinating stories about real people and the things they do or do not do that affect their health and longevity. Building on the latest biomedical and psychosocial research, Arden beautifully describes the lifestyle factors we can control that have enormous effects on the length and quality of our lives. This is a must-read." -- Ian H. Robertson, PhD, Trinity College, author of The Winner Effect "This book translates the latest developments from the abstruse world of the neurological sciences into accessible, real-world guidance for those who are sharp enough to choose to remain sharp. Essential reading." -- John Soderlund, counseling psychologist and publishing editor, New Therapist "If you want to redefine the aging process so you can be what you want to be instead of what you have observed, read this book to have ample guidance for healthy longevity." -- Charlotte A. Tomaino, PhD, author of Awakening the Brain

How The Brain Works by Mark Wm. Dubin

The Brain Book
Author: Mark Wm. Dubin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118854845
Size: 31.41 MB
Page: 136
Release: 2013-10-14

Book Description
Not just another standard introduction to neuroanatomy, How theBrain Works is an innovative and fun way to learn about thefunction and dysfunction of the central nervous system, asexplained in nine easy-to-understand "lectures." This exciting new addition to the "How it Works" series does awaywith the use of exhaustive details and tedious definitions toprovide an understandable and scientifically sound overview of thehuman brain. This book is neither an outline nor a summary, but aninformal approach to the relationship between physiology andmanifest behavior, including all essential elements covered in mostcourses. Students will find this book to be the perfect introduction totheir neuroscience courses, as well as a quick review for exam.Professionals will enjoy the way in which this complex topic isaddressed in a simple and straightforward manner, and the generalreader will satisfy a basic curiosity about the brain and its rolewithin the central nervous system.

Eine Kurze Geschichte Von Jedem Der Jemals Gelebt Hat by Adam Rutherford

The Brain Book
Author: Adam Rutherford
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644000956
Size: 23.33 MB
Page: 464
Release: 2018-05-15

Book Description
Wussten Sie, dass jeder von uns Karl den Großen zu seinen Vorfahren zählen kann? Dass Neandertaler mitnichten eine eigene Spezies sind, genetisch so etwas wie Rasse gar nicht existiert und die Rothaarigen allen Unkenrufen zum Trotz nicht aussterben werden? Wo kommen wir her? Was ist der Mensch? Seit das Genom, der komplette Erbgut-Satz eines Menschen, hunderttausendfach entschlüsselt («sequenziert») worden ist, erobert die Genforschung immer weitere Felder. Das Neueste: Weil unserem Genom auch die Evolution unserer Spezies eingeschrieben ist, schreiben Genforscher jetzt an der Seite von Archäologen und Historikern auch Menschheitsgeschichte. Sie haben dabei überraschende Erkenntnisse gewonnen. Und manches Wissen von gestern erweist sich als Mythos, zumal inzwischen auch das Genmaterial sehr alter Knochenfunde «zum Sprechen» gebracht werden kann. Ein Science-Schmöker für jedermann, der sich für dieses neue Wissensfeld interessiert, zugleich gibt der Autor eine beiläufige Einführung für jedermann in die Vererbungslehre. 150 Jahre nach Darwin gibt Rutherford einen ausgezeichneten Überblick darüber, was wir inzwischen wissen können, und auch darüber, was wir eben nicht wissen. «Eine brillante, maßgebliche, überraschende, fesselnde Einführung in die Humangenetik. Wenn Sie wenig über die Geschichte des Menschen wissen, werden Sie verzaubert sein. Wenn Sie viel über die Geschichte des Menschen wissen, werden Sie verzaubert sein. So gut ist das.» Brian Cox «Meisterhaft, lehrreich und entzückend.» Peter Frankopan «Inspirierend und unterhaltsam.» Richard Dawkins

The Brain by Charles Watson

The Brain Book
Author: Charles Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080920481
Size: 14.67 MB
Page: 216
Release: 2010-09-20

Book Description
The authors of the most cited neuroscience publication, The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, have written this introductory textbook for neuroscience students. The text is clear and concise, and offers an excellent introduction to the essential concepts of neuroscience. Based on contemporary neuroscience research rather than old-style medical school neuroanatomy Thorough treatment of motor and sensory systems A detailed chapter on human cerebral cortex The neuroscience of consciousness, memory, emotion, brain injury, and mental illness A comprehensive chapter on brain development A summary of the techniques of brain research A detailed glossary of neuroscience terms Illustrated with over 130 color photographs and diagrams This book will inspire and inform students of neuroscience. It is designed for beginning students in the health sciences, including psychology, nursing, biology, and medicine. Clearly and concisely written for easy comprehension by beginning students Based on contemporary neuroscience research rather than the concepts of old-style medical school neuroanatomy Thorough treatment of motor and sensory systems A detailed chapter on human cerebral cortex Discussion of the neuroscience of conscience, memory, cognitive function, brain injury, and mental illness A comprehensive chapter on brain development A summary of the techniques of brain research A detailed glossary of neuroscience terms Illustrated with over 100 color photographs and diagrams