A thrilling story of scientific detective work and medical potential that illuminates the newly understood role of microglia an elusive type of brain cell that is vitally relevant to our everyday lives The rarest of books a combination of page turning discovery and remarkably readable science
The searing, wry memoir about a woman s fight for a new life after a devastating brain injury When Sarah Vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head, she believes she s walked away unscathed The next morning, things take a sharp turn as she s led from work to the
Wendy Mitchell had a busy job with the British National Health Service, raised her two daughters alone, and spent her weekends running and climbing mountains Then, slowly, a mist settled deep inside the mind she once knew so well, blurring the world around her She didn t know it then, but dementia
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
Neuroscientist Lipska was diagnosed early in 2015 with metastatic melanoma in her brain s frontal lobe As the cancer progressed and was treated, the author experienced behavioral and cognitive symptoms connected to a range of mental disorders, including her professional specialty, schizophrenia.
A new epidemic is sweeping the country Some people call it ADHD, scatter brain, or brain fog And some people simply say they just don t feel like themselves and haven t for a long time People are thinking and feeling worse than ever Why Because our brains are not getting the support
Debunks the idea that aging inevitably brings infirmity and unhappiness and instead offers a trove of practical, evidence based guidance for living longer and better Daniel H Pink, author of When and Drive SUCCESSFUL AGING delivers powerful insights Debunking the myth that memory always
Joe O Brien is a forty four year old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper
A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field Depression Anxiety Chronic Pain Phobias Obsessive thoughts The evidence is compelling the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life
A survey of the psychology of expertise, providing techniques for developing mastery of any skill, drawn from the authors extensive, pathfinding research
What if you questioned everything you know and threw out all the pieces that hold you back With The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, you can Learn to think like the greatest creative minds of our era to question, challenge, and create new rules for your ideas of love, education, spirituality, work,
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A Nobel Prize winning neuroscientist s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human nature Eric R Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his foundational research into memory storage in the brain, is one of the pioneers of modern brain science.
The author of the acclaimed Proust and the Squid follows up with a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies A decade ago,
The publication of Creatures of a Day is reason to celebrate Steven PinkerIn this stunning collection of stories, renowned psychiatrist Irvin D Yalom describes his patients struggles as well as his own to come to terms with the two great challenges of existence how to have a meaningful
Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self deception But while we may be self interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise The less