The Brain by David Eagleman

The Brain
Author: David Eagleman
Publisher: Pantheon Verlag
ISBN: 3641183154
Size: 14.81 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.

A Portrait Of The Brain by Adam Zeman

The Brain
Author: Adam Zeman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300114164
Size: 21.90 MB
Page: 246
Release: 2008-01-01

Book Description
Bizarre, perplexing, and moving cases of brain disorder, told by a neurologist with an extraordinary gift for storytelling

Stepping Out Of The Brain Drain by Michele R. Pistone

The Brain
Author: Michele R. Pistone
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739161326
Size: 11.19 MB
Page: 260
Release: 2007-05-30

Book Description
Catholic social teaching's traditional opposition to 'brain drain' migration from developing to developed countries is due for a reassessment. Stepping Out of the Brain Drain provides exactly this, as it demonstrates that both the economic and the ethical rationales for the teaching's opposition to 'brain drain' have been undermined in recent years, and shows how the adoption of a less critical policy could provide enhanced opportunities for poor countries to accelerate their economic development.

Getting Your Head Around The Brain by Amanda Ellison

The Brain
Author: Amanda Ellison
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113727249X
Size: 23.20 MB
Page: 256
Release: 2012-09-05

Book Description
Have you ever wondered how it's possible to walk down a street, with your thoughts on what you're going to have for lunch? What's telling your legs to move while your mind is on other things? And how are you reading these words right now? The simple answer: it's your brain. By answering these questions and more, Getting Your Head Around the Brain is your first stop for understanding human behaviour. It provides intriguing insight into the brain's awesome abilities, and covers fascinating topics like sensation, memory and emotion. Whether you're studying for your psychology degree, or whether you just want to learn more about human behaviour, Getting Your Head Around the Brain is a fun-and-friendly guide to this mysterious and often misunderstood organ. Key features: * no nonsense – it's written in language that you don't need a PhD to understand; * eye-catching illustrations and cartoons; * fascinating examples throughout. Let this book guide your curiosity for the intricacies and surprises of the brain and the behaviour it produces.

The Idea Of The Brain by Matthew Cobb

The Brain
Author: Matthew Cobb
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 154164686X
Size: 59.28 MB
Page: 496
Release: 2020-04-21

Book Description
An "elegant", "engrossing" (Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal) examination of what we think we know about the brain and why -- despite technological advances -- the workings of our most essential organ remain a mystery. "I cannot recommend this book strongly enough."--Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm For thousands of years, thinkers and scientists have tried to understand what the brain does. Yet, despite the astonishing discoveries of science, we still have only the vaguest idea of how the brain works. In The Idea of the Brain, scientist and historian Matthew Cobb traces how our conception of the brain has evolved over the centuries. Although it might seem to be a story of ever-increasing knowledge of biology, Cobb shows how our ideas about the brain have been shaped by each era's most significant technologies. Today we might think the brain is like a supercomputer. In the past, it has been compared to a telegraph, a telephone exchange, or some kind of hydraulic system. What will we think the brain is like tomorrow, when new technology arises? The result is an essential read for anyone interested in the complex processes that drive science and the forces that have shaped our marvelous brains.

The Brain Buddies by Alpa Shah & Rajeshwari Parekh

The Brain
Author: Alpa Shah & Rajeshwari Parekh
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
ISBN: 148283037X
Size: 44.81 MB
Page: 30
Release: 2015-04-20

Book Description
According to the left brain, right brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks. Six special abilities that a Genius Right Brain Trained child exhibits are: a) Superb Intuition, b) Photographic Memory, c) Calculation Ability, d) Perfect Pitch Music Ability, e) Multiple Language Acquisition ability and f) Image Healing Ability. As Right Brain Education is a precious gift which can last a life time , we at The Brain Buddies have compiled non-time consuming, simple yet fun Right Brain Stimulation activities for your child. The Brain Buddies Activity Kit is specially designed for busy parents and teachers providing A Daily Activity Guide with supporting materials as a tool.

Intervention In The Brain by Robert H. Blank

The Brain
Author: Robert H. Blank
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026231374X
Size: 14.93 MB
Page: 384
Release: 2013-04-12

Book Description
The political and policy implications of recent developments in neuroscience, including new techniques in imaging and neurogenetics. New findings in neuroscience have given us unprecedented knowledge about the workings of the brain. Innovative research—much of it based on neuroimaging results—suggests not only treatments for neural disorders but also the possibility of increasingly precise and effective ways to predict, modify, and control behavior. In this book, Robert Blank examines the complex ethical and policy issues raised by our new capabilities of intervention in the brain. After surveying current knowledge about the brain and describing a wide range of experimental and clinical interventions—from behavior-modifying drugs to neural implants to virtual reality—Blank discusses the political and philosophical implications of these scientific advances. If human individuality is simply a product of a network of manipulable nerve cell connections, and if aggressive behavior is a treatable biochemical condition, what happens to our conceptions of individual responsibility, autonomy, and free will? In light of new neuroscientific possibilities, Blank considers such topics as informed consent, addiction, criminal justice, racism, commercial and military applications of neuroscience research, new ways to define death, and political ideology and partisanship. Our political and social institutions have not kept pace with the rapid advances in neuroscience. This book shows why the political issues surrounding the application of this new research should be debated before interventions in the brain become routine.

Sexual Differentiation Of The Brain 2000 by Akira Matsumoto

The Brain
Author: Akira Matsumoto
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351357808
Size: 79.99 MB
Page: 338
Release: 2017-11-22

Book Description
Sexual difference in the brain has long been one of the more intriguing research areas in the field of neuroscience. This thorough and comprehensive text uncovers and explains recent neurobiological and molecular biological studies in the field of neuroscience as they relate to the mechanisms underlying sexual differentiation of the brain. Attempts have been made to clarify sex differences in the human brain using noninvasive techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging. Sexual Differentiation of the Brain thoroughly examines these techniques and findings, providing an up-to-date, comprehensive overview written by leading researchers in the field. Just a few of the topics addressed include genetic contributions to the sexual differentiation of behavior; in-vitro studies of the effects of estrogen on estrogen receptor-transfected neuroblastoma cells; and the evolution of brain mechanisms controlling sexual behavior. Other topics include sexual differentiation of neural circuitry in the hypothalamus; structural sex differences in the mammalian brain; and sexual differentiation of cognitive functions in humans. With its revealing and informative chapters, as well as provocative treatment of the subject matter, Sexual Differentiation of the Brain helps shed new light on one of the most fascinating areas of brain research.

The Brain Automatically Externalize And Dictate All Subject For Reason by Ernest Lawson

The Brain
Author: Ernest Lawson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490751750
Size: 48.11 MB
Page: 272
Release: 2015-04-02

Book Description
The basic quality of life consists of numerous miscellaneous challenges, which create (individual) challenge based on reason. Webster dictionary, definitive definition of (reason)an explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc, a cause or motive; the ability to think, from judgment, draw conclusion, etc. sound thought or judgement; good sense; normal mental powers; a sound mind; sanity; vi., to think coherently and logically; draw inferences or conclusions from facts known or assumed; to argue or talk in a logical way; vt., to think logically about; think out systematically; analyze, to argue, conclude, or infer; now usually with a clause introduced by that as the object; to support, justify, etc. with reason; to persuade or bring by reasoning (into or out of); syn., cause, thinkby reason of, because ofin (or within) reason; in accord with what is reasonableout of all reason unreasonable; stand to reason to be logical or reasonable, with reason justifiably; rightly. In essence, never postulate a challenge, demand, and accept accountability with intellectual moral value, in accordance with sensitivity of your God-created brain, which controls your entire philosophical trait, and if appropriately manifestwith the utilization of embedded genetic heritage artistic ability, combined with superior institution learningis the distinguished quality that God created within the human brain that determines (all) mankinds capabilities eternally. Learning is an effort to facilitate (challenge), which is a distinctive manner of production to attain satisfactory completion of an ambition agenda. And collectively, one can become a distinctive individual that can accomplish (any) strong conscious impulse desire with enthusiasm, which is the moral principle practice that America was established on.

Teaching To The Brain S Natural Learning Systems by Barbara K. Given

The Brain
Author: Barbara K. Given
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871205696
Size: 45.35 MB
Page: 163
Release: 2002

Book Description
Uses the brain's five major learning systems--emotional, social, cognitive, physical, and reflective--to provide a framework for designing lessons and determining teaching approaches.

The Brain The Mind And The Self by Arnold Goldberg

The Brain
Author: Arnold Goldberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317657969
Size: 29.61 MB
Page: 164
Release: 2015-05-01

Book Description
Psychoanalysis enjoyed an enormous popularity at one time, but has recently fallen out of favor as new psychiatric medications have dominated the treatment of mental illness and a new interest in the brain and neuroscience begins to dominate the theory as to the cause and cure of mental illness. How do we distinguish between the brain, the mind and the self? In his new book, Arnold Goldberg approaches this question from a psychoanalytic perspective, and examines how recent research findings can shed light on it. He repositions psychoanalysis as an interpretive science that is a different activity to most other sciences that are considered empirical. Giving clear coverage of the various psychoanalytic models of the mind and the self, Goldberg examines how these theories fare against neuroscientific evidence, and what implications these have for psychoanalytic clinical practice. The Brain, the Mind and the Self: A psychoanalytic road map sets up evidence-based, robust psychoanalytic theory and practice that will give psychoanalysts, social workers and practicing psychologists a valuable insight into the future of psychoanalysis. Arnold Goldberg, M.D. was born and raised in Chicago and trained at the University of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital and the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago. He is recently retired from the Cynthia Oudejans Harris MD chair, and Professor of Psychiatry at Rush Medical Center.

Kinematics Of The Brain Activities by Mostafa M. Dini

The Brain
Author: Mostafa M. Dini
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469175932
Size: 49.50 MB
Page: 135
Release: 2012-03-27

Book Description
Stress in common term refers to an excessive or a long term exposure to outside pressures. However, this term initially was taken from physics and engineering which defines stress as mutual actions of forces that take place across any section, here the layers of the brain. ranges of stress can be classified as normal, high and excessive (stress as it is used in daily conversation) in respect to the brain elasticity property. Any sensory input enters into brain with a physical effect of stress on the brain. it is normally within the safe range of absorption by the brain as an elastic material. the respond to the entered stress would be shut off immediately afterwards. the duration of its effects is in term of milliseconds and maximum as long as a brain activity and related working memory continues. Any brain activity is a process of: receiving the pattern of things through input stress flow; finding a balance state with structural patterns of neurons; and responding as a processed pattern. The processing in macroscale, includes stress transfer, absorption, desorption and dispatch of travelling free energy associated to the induced stress through neuron networks, substrate by substrate in a pathway. The balanced condition of the consequence strains provides a complete landscape of strained pattern which back up a brain activity as it is known to us and disappears by releasing of strains. This book attempts to explain this process in a kinematic way of description.