The Idiot Brain

The Idiot Brain
  • Author : Dean Burnett
  • Publisher : Guardian Faber Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2016-02-16
  • ISBN : 9781783350834

The Idiot Brain Book Review:

Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing... but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised. For example, did you know that your memory is egotistical? That conspiracy theories and superstitions are the inevitable effects of a healthy brain? Or that alcohol can actually improve your memory?** In The Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett tours our mysterious and mischievous grey (and white) matter. Along the way he explains the human brain's imperfections in all their glory and how these influence everything we say, do and experience. Expertly researched and entertainingly written, this book is for anyone who has wondered why their brain appears to be sabotaging their life, and what on earth it is really up to. **Editor's note: please read the book before testing this conclusion.

The Idiot Brain

The Idiot Brain
  • Author : Dean Burnett
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-05-17
  • ISBN : 9781443450089

The Idiot Brain Book Review:

The brain may be the seat of consciousness and the engine of all human experience, but it’s also messy, fallible and disorganized. It’s undeniably impressive, but it’s far from perfect, and these imperfections influence everything that humans say, do and experience. In The Idiot Brain, Dean Burnett celebrates the downright laughable things our minds do to us, as well as exposing the fact that people are often way off in their thinking about how the brain works. For example, did you know that your memory is egotistical? stress can actually increase your performance at a task? conspiracy theories and superstitions stem from your brain’s insistence that the world isn’t random? the brain’s limitations mean you really can miss something that’s right under your nose? the way the brain’s processing works means that time really does fly if you’re having fun? alcohol can sometimes improve your memory? Dean Burnett’s unpredictable and entertaining first book explores the unexpected side of everyday life, highlighting where conventional thinking is wrong and how our brains trip us up at every turn. This is lucid, funny and smart: in short, the best kind of popular science.

Idiot Brain

Idiot Brain
  • Author : Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1663608741

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The Happy Brain

The Happy Brain
  • Author : Dean Burnett
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2018-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781783351312

The Happy Brain Book Review:

'Funny, wise and absolutely fascinating.' Adam Kay, author of This Is Going to Hurt *** Do you want to be happy? If so - read on. This book has all the answers* In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to explore some fundamental questions about happiness. What does it actually mean to be happy? Where does it come from? And what, really, is the point of it? Forget searching for the secret of happiness through lifestyle fads or cod philosophy - Burnett reveals the often surprising truth behind what make us tick. From whether happiness really begins at home (spoiler alert: yes - sort of) to what love, sex, friendship, wealth, laughter and success actually do to our brains, this book offers a uniquely entertaining insight into what it means to be human. *Not really. Sorry. But it does have some very interesting questions, and at least the occasional answer.

Idiot Brain

Idiot Brain
  • Author : Dean Burnett
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-07-26
  • ISBN : 0393253783

Idiot Brain Book Review:

A neuroscientist's delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous, entirely fallible gray matter.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding the Brain

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding the Brain
  • Author : Arthur Bard,Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2002-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781440625763

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding the Brain Book Review:

You're no idiot, of course. You know your own mind, but when it comes to understanding what's really going on in your head - all those synapses, all those neurones - you feel like you're just about brain-dead! Don't let it unnerve you! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding the Brain' proves that you don't need to be a genius to be in the know, and gives you losts of fun stuff to think about, too. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -The history of human knowledge of the brain. -Insights into what causes brain disorders and how best to treat them. -Thoughtful tips about the many different ways we learn new information.

SUMMARY - Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To By Dean Burnett

SUMMARY - Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To By Dean Burnett
  • Author : Shortcut Edition
  • Publisher : Shortcut Edition
  • Pages : 35
  • Relase : 2021-06-18
  • ISBN :

SUMMARY - Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To By Dean Burnett Book Review:

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover that the functioning of the brain is far from perfect. You will also discover : its many errors and limitations; how to take a step back from your behaviors; techniques to avoid the most obvious mistakes; how to become smarter; how to reduce stress. The current state of the human brain is the result of thousands of years of evolution. It is a prodigious machine that allowed man to rule the Earth, to invent language, aviation and nuclear energy. It is therefore rightly celebrated and admired. However, behind these remarkable accomplishments lie limited functions, remnants of the past that restrict his abilities. These have direct consequences on human behavior. Knowing them allows one to better protect oneself against them and thus improve one's life. Are you ready to know the truth about your actions? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

The Health Delusion

The Health Delusion
  • Author : Glen Matten,Aidan Goggins
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2012-06-04
  • ISBN : 9781848508859

The Health Delusion Book Review:

How can it be that even with all the advances modern healthcare has made, we're experiencing record levels of ill health – from diabetes, heart disease and cancer, to osteoporosis, dementia and depression? We're more health conscious than ever before, and no matter which way we turn we're bombarded with promises of the best thing for living longer and healthier lives. But the truth is, the messages are flawed and if we follow them, we won't achieve the good health we long for. Something, somewhere, has gone horribly wrong. At last, cutting through the misinformation, The Health Delusion has the answers, all backed by hard science. It exposes the shocking truths behind our diet, health and pharmaceutical industries – and how they consistently put our health in jeopardy in favour of boosting their profits, as well as showing how the media makes things even worse by misleading us at every turn. So how can we put things right? Providing a complete 21st-century guide to optimal health at every stage of life, The Health Delusion gives us the real story, and offers us a detailed plan of the foods, supplements and lifestyle changes needed for total wellness.

The Little Book of Psychology

The Little Book of Psychology
  • Author : Emily Ralls,Caroline Riggs
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 90
  • Relase : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781632281357

The Little Book of Psychology Book Review:

If you want to know your Freud from your Jung and your Milgram from your Maslow, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of psychology. Including accessible primers on: The early thinkers who contributed to psychological ideas and the birth of modern psychology Famous (and often controversial) experiments and their repercussions What psychology can teach us about memory, language, conformity, reasoning and emotions The ethics of psychological studies Recent developments in the modern fields of evolutionary and cyber psychology. This illuminating little book will introduce you to the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand how the study of mind and behavior has sculpted the world we live in and the way we think today.

Adventures in the Anthropocene

Adventures in the Anthropocene
  • Author : Gaia Vince
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2014-07-03
  • ISBN : 9781448128020

Adventures in the Anthropocene Book Review:

** Winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015 ** We live in epoch-making times. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing into the Anthropocene – the Age of Humans. Gaia Vince decided to travel the world at the start of this new age to see what life is really like for the people on the frontline of the planet we’ve made. From artificial glaciers in the Himalayas to painted mountains in Peru, electrified reefs in the Maldives to garbage islands in the Caribbean, Gaia found people doing the most extraordinary things to solve the problems that we ourselves have created. These stories show what the Anthropocene means for all of us – and they illuminate how we might engineer Earth for our future.

Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain

Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain
  • Author : Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2020-11-17
  • ISBN : 9780358157144

Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain Book Review:

From the author of How Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain, in the tradition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

The Planet Remade

The Planet Remade
  • Author : Oliver Morton
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2017-05-02
  • ISBN : 9780691175904

The Planet Remade Book Review:

First published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2015.

The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself
  • Author : Norman Doidge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2007-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781101147115

The Brain That Changes Itself Book Review:

“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 2012-05
  • ISBN : 9781416971719

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

The Brain

The Brain
  • Author : David Eagleman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 9780525433446

The Brain Book Review:

"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"--

Rewire Your Brain

Rewire Your Brain
  • Author : John B. Arden, PhD
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2010-03-22
  • ISBN : 9780470487297

Rewire Your Brain Book Review:

How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.

Beyond the Zonules of Zinn

Beyond the Zonules of Zinn
  • Author : David Bainbridge
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780674020429

Beyond the Zonules of Zinn Book Review:

In his latest book, Bainbridge combines an otherworldly journey through the central nervous system with an accessible and entertaining account of how the brain's anatomy has often misled anatomists about its function. Bainbridge uses the structure of the brain to set his book apart from the many volumes that focus on brain function.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2006-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781416544661

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 1951
  • ISBN : 9780743247221

Fahrenheit 451 Book Review:

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Mrs Moneypenny's Financial Advice for Independent Women

Mrs Moneypenny's Financial Advice for Independent Women
  • Author : Mrs Moneypenny,Heather McGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2014-04-24
  • ISBN : 9780670923311

Mrs Moneypenny's Financial Advice for Independent Women Book Review:

Get a money makeover from the legendary FT columnist, Mrs Moneypenny, author of Mrs Moneypenny's Careers Advice for Ambitious Women. Why do personal finances present such a hurdle for women? And what can we do about it? In her bestselling book Mrs Moneypenny's Careers Advice for Ambitious Women, Mrs Moneypenny stressed the importance of financial literacy and introduced the idea of a 'financial finish line' - or how much money you need in your lifetime. But how do you know what 'enough' looks like? And how do you get there? In this essential and punchy guide, the hilarious and wise Mrs Moneypenny shows you how to set your own financial finish line, and then how to go about reaching it. From increasing your income to cutting your bills cutting your grocery bills, from starting a business to saving a pension, she gives practical, easy ways to think about your money and take control of your life. Whether you're struggling to remember what interest rate you are paying on your mortgage, or are an entrepreneur trying to raise the finance for your business, this book will inspire you, inform you, and above all, empower you. 'Clever, wise, funny and necessary. This book should be by every woman's bed' -Jeanette Winterson 'This is just the book I wish someone who cared about me and my indigent future had pressed into my clueless hands when I was in my twenties' -Rachel Johnson For over 14 years Mrs Moneypenny has been entertaining readers of the Financial Times with her weekly column. She presented the Channel 4 series 'Superscrimpers', and the Mrs Moneypenny show has run at the Edinburgh Fringe, off Broadway and the Hay Festival. She is the author of Mrs Moneypenny's Careers Advice for Ambitious Women. Heather McGregor owns and runs Taylor Bennett, the executive search firm. She is a committed philanthropist in the area of employability and social mobility, having founded the Taylor Bennett Foundation in 2008, and is currently the chair of Career Academies Foundation.