Time Warped

Time Warped
  • Author : Claudia Hammond
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2012-08-15
  • ISBN : 9781770892132

Time Warped Book Review:

We are obsessed with time. However hard we might try, it is almost impossible to spend even one day without the marker of a clock. But how much do we understand about time, and is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it? Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, and using original research on the way memory shapes our understanding of time, acclaimed writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception. Along the way, she introduces us to an extraordinary array of colourful characters willing to go to great lengths in the interests of research, such as the French speleologist Michel, who spends two months in an ice cave in complete darkness. Time Warped shows us how to manage our time more efficiently, speed time up and slow it down at will, plan for the future with more accuracy, and, ultimately, use the warping of time to our own advantage.

Time Warped

Time Warped
  • Author : Claudia Hammond
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2013-05-28
  • ISBN : 9780062225214

Time Warped Book Review:

Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond explores the mysteries of our perception of time in her book Time Warped. Why does life seem to speed up as we get older? Why does the clock in your head move at a different speed from the one on the wall? Why is it almost impossible to go a whole day without checking your watch? Is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it? In Time Warped, Claudia Hammond offers insight into how to manage our time more efficiently, how to speed time up and slow it down at will, how to plan for the future with more accuracy, and she teaches how to use the warping of time to our own benefit.

Time Warped

Time Warped
  • Author : Claudia Hammond
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2012-05-03
  • ISBN : 9780857863454

Time Warped Book Review:

Time rules our lives, but how much do we really understand it? In Time Warped, we meet the people willing to go to extreme lengths to find out. They travel to Costa Rica to find out if hummingbirds can sense the passage of time, they walk towards the edge of a stairwell blindfolded and one man spends two months in an ice cave in total darkness - all in an attempt to fathom the tricks time can play on our minds. Drawing on the latest research from psychology, neuroscience and biology, award-winning BBC Radio4 presenter Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception. She shows us how to manage time more efficiently, why speeds up as you get older and, ultimately, how to use the warping of time to our own advantage.

The Art of Rest

The Art of Rest
  • Author : Claudia Hammond
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2019-11-21
  • ISBN : 9781786892812

The Art of Rest Book Review:

Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award for Popular Science Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on: ‘The Rest Test’, the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. The survey revealed how people get rest and how it is directly linked to your sense of wellbeing. Counting down through the top ten activities which people find most restful, Hammond explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life.

The Power of Time Perception

The Power of Time Perception
  • Author : Jean Paul A. Zogby
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2017-03-31
  • ISBN : 0995734771

The Power of Time Perception Book Review:

Why does time seem to speed up as we grow older? Do you want to learn the secret of how to slow it down? Now you can! With access to in-depth research, you can learn how to extend the good times and fast forward through the bad ones with "The Power of Time Perception."

Mind Over Money

Mind Over Money
  • Author : Claudia Hammond
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2016-05-28
  • ISBN : 9781770894723

Mind Over Money Book Review:

On a summer evening in 1994, the two members of the band KLF burned £1 million in £50 notes in a barn on the Isle of Jura. They filmed themselves tossing the bills into the fire, and made the story public. The reaction amazed them: this act of nihilism caused a public outpouring of rage. They received death threats. And yet, if the band members had squandered their wealth away on designer clothes and sports cars, would anyone have cared? We constantly make assumptions about money. We confuse it with morality. We know we need it, and we tend to want more of it, but what we do not always appreciate are the ways it affects our minds, and emotions, and can even skew our perceptions. Mind Over Money is about what money does to us. In delightfully accessible language, Hammond explores the power of money and shows how psychology and neuroscience are providing us with some extraordinary tools for making better decisions about the way we use money.

Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings

Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings
  • Author : Claudia Hammond
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2010-06-24
  • ISBN : 9780007375301

Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings Book Review:

We cannot help but be fascinated by the emotions that we see in ourselves and others: an absorbing book exploring the extraordinary feelings which make us human, from a rising media star.

About Time

About Time
  • Author : Paul Davies
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 1996-04-09
  • ISBN : 9780684818221

About Time Book Review:

Examines the ramifications of Einstein's relativity theory, exploring the mysteries of time and considering black holes, time travel, the existence of God, and the nature of the universe

How to Stay Sane

How to Stay Sane
  • Author : Philippa Perry,The School of Life
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2012-05-10
  • ISBN : 9780230766013

How to Stay Sane Book Review:

There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read, argues that there are four cornerstones to sanity you can influence to bring about change. By developing your self-observation skills, examining how you relate to others, breaking out of your comfort zone and exploring new ways of defining yourself, Philippa demonstrates that it is possible to become a little less tortured and a little more fulfilled. How to Stay Sane is at once a brilliant explanation of our minds and a profoundly useful guide to facing up to the many challenges life throws our way. Discover more inspirational guides from The School of Life series: How to Find Fulfilling Work, How to Worry Less About Money and How to Thrive in the Digital Age.

Examined Life

Examined Life
  • Author : Robert Nozick
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 1990-12-15
  • ISBN : 9780671725013

Examined Life Book Review:

PHILOSOPHY/EASTERN RELIGIONS

Felt Time

Felt Time
  • Author : Marc Wittmann,Erik Butler
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2016-02-12
  • ISBN : 9780262034029

Felt Time Book Review:

An expert explores the riddle of subjective time, from why time speeds up as we grow older to the connection between time and consciousness.

The Clock Mirage

The Clock Mirage
  • Author : Joseph Mazur
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2020-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780300252422

The Clock Mirage Book Review:

A tour of clocks throughout the centuries—from the sandglass to the telomere—to reveal the physical, biological, and social nature of time What is time? This question has fascinated philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists for thousands of years. Why does time seem to speed up with age? What is its connection with memory, anticipation, and sleep cycles? Award-winning author and mathematician Joseph Mazur provides an engaging exploration of how the understanding of time has evolved throughout human history and offers a compelling new vision, submitting that time lives within us. Our cells, he notes, have a temporal awareness, guided by environmental cues in sync with patterns of social interaction. Readers learn that, as a consequence of time’s personal nature, a forty-eight-hour journey on the Space Shuttle can feel shorter than a six-hour trip on the Soyuz capsule, that the Amondawa of the Amazon do not have ages, and that time speeds up with fever and slows down when we feel in danger. With a narrative punctuated by personal stories of time’s effects on truck drivers, Olympic racers, prisoners, and clockmakers, Mazur’s journey is filled with fascinating insights into how our technologies, our bodies, and our attitudes can change our perceptions. Ultimately, time reveals itself as something that rides on the rhythms of our minds. The Clock Mirage presents an innovative perspective that will force us to rethink our relationship with time, and how best to use it.

City Rules

City Rules
  • Author : Emily Talen
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2012-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781610911764

City Rules Book Review:

City Rules offers a challenge to students and professionals in urban planning, design, and policy to change the rules of city-building, using regulations to reinvigorate, rather than stifle, our communities. Emily Talen demonstrates that regulations are a primary detriment to the creation of a desirable urban form. While many contemporary codes encourage sprawl and even urban blight, that hasn't always been the case-and it shouldn't be in the future. Talen provides a visually rich history, showing how certain eras used rules to produce beautiful, walkable, and sustainable communities, while others created just the opposite. She makes complex regulations understandable, demystifying city rules like zoning and illustrating how written codes translate into real-world consequences. Most importantly, Talen proposes changes to these rules that will actually enhance communities' freedom to develop unique spaces.

Felt Time

Felt Time
  • Author : Marc Wittmann
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2017-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780262533546

Felt Time Book Review:

An expert explores the riddle of subjective time, from why time speeds up as we grow older to the connection between time and consciousness. We have widely varying perceptions of time. Children have trouble waiting for anything. (“Are we there yet?”) Boredom is often connected to our sense of time passing (or not passing). As people grow older, time seems to speed up, the years flitting by without a pause. How does our sense of time come about? In Felt Time, Marc Wittmann explores the riddle of subjective time, explaining our perception of time—whether moment by moment, or in terms of life as a whole. Drawing on the latest insights from psychology and neuroscience, Wittmann offers a new answer to the question of how we experience time. Wittmann explains, among other things, how we choose between savoring the moment and deferring gratification; why impulsive people are bored easily, and why their boredom is often a matter of time; whether each person possesses a personal speed, a particular brain rhythm distinguishing quick people from slow people; and why the feeling of duration can serve as an “error signal,” letting us know when it is taking too long for dinner to be ready or for the bus to come. He considers the practice of mindfulness, and whether it can reduce the speed of life and help us gain more time, and he describes how, as we grow older, subjective time accelerates as routine increases; a fulfilled and varied life is a long life. Evidence shows that bodily processes—especially the heartbeat—underlie our feeling of time and act as an internal clock for our sense of time. And Wittmann points to recent research that connects time to consciousness; ongoing studies of time consciousness, he tells us, will help us to understand the conscious self.

Retrain Your Anxious Brain

Retrain Your Anxious Brain
  • Author : John Tsilimparis,Daylle Deanna Schwartz
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780369702029

Retrain Your Anxious Brain Book Review:

Feeling overwhelmed? Worried about your day-to-day life? Trapped inside negative thought patterns? Find simple, but effective strategies for dealing with stress and learn to control anxiety before it begins. Brought to you by the brilliant minds of respected LA psychotherapist John Tsilimparis, MFT and self-empowerment counselor Daylle Deanna Schwartz. Trouble sleeping, panic attacks, knots in your stomach, excessive worry, doubts, phobias—anxiety comes in many shapes and sizes, and affects millions of people. But you don’t have to suffer anymore. In Retrain Your Anxious Brain, renowned therapist and anxiety expert John Tsilimparis, MFT, shares the groundbreaking program he’s created to help hundreds of people (himself included) free themselves from crippling anxiety and live healthier, happier lives. Rather than just treating or masking symptoms, Tsilimparis’s innovative approach helps you identify and short-circuit anxiety triggers, so that you can stop anxiety before it starts. This customizable plan teaches you how to: • Short-circuit negative thinking • Change your response to anxiety triggers • Alter fixed thoughts that can cause anxiety • Adjust your existing personal belief systems • Challenge the idea of consensus reality • Balance your dualistic mind • Consciously create your own reality • Customize a program that works for you! Previously published.

The Restless Compendium

The Restless Compendium
  • Author : Felicity Callard,Kimberley Staines,James Wilkes
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 205
  • Relase : 2016-09-27
  • ISBN : 9783319452647

The Restless Compendium Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY license. This interdisciplinary book contains 22 essays and interventions on rest and restlessness, silence and noise, relaxation and work. It draws together approaches from artists, literary scholars, psychologists, activists, historians, geographers and sociologists who challenge assumptions about how rest operates across mind, bodies, and practices. Rest’s presence or absence affects everyone. Nevertheless, defining rest is problematic: both its meaning and what it feels like are affected by many socio-political, economic and cultural factors. The authors open up unexplored corners and experimental pathways into this complex topic, with contributions ranging from investigations of daydreaming and mindwandering, through histories of therapeutic relaxation and laziness, and creative-critical pieces on lullabies and the Sabbath, to experimental methods to measure aircraft noise and track somatic vigilance in urban space. The essays are grouped by scale of enquiry, into mind, body and practice, allowing readers to draw new connections across apparently distinct phenomena. The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines in the social sciences, life sciences, arts and humanities.

A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time

A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time
  • Author : Adrian Bardon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 185
  • Relase : 2013-07-18
  • ISBN : 9780199301089

A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time Book Review:

Its treatment is roughly chronological, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides and proceeding through the history of Western philosophy and science up to the present.

Human Croquet

Human Croquet
  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2010-07-06
  • ISBN : 9781409094586

Human Croquet Book Review:

The brilliant and profound second novel from the three-times Costa prizewinner and number one bestseller Kate Atkinson. 'Vivid, richly imaginative, hilarious and frightening by turns' Observer Once it had been the great forest of Lythe. And here, in the beginning, lived the Fairfaxes, grandly, at Fairfax Manor. But over the centuries the forest had been destroyed, replaced by Streets of Trees. The Fairfaxes have dwindled too; now they live in 'Arden' at the end of Hawthorne Close and are hardly a family at all. But Isobel Fairfax, who drops into pockets of time and out again, knows about the past. She is sixteen and waiting for the return of her mother - the thin, dangerous Eliza with her scent of nicotine, Arpège and sex, whose disappearance is part of the mystery that still remains at the heart of the forest.

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2019-07-11
  • ISBN : 9783038978480

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Book Review:

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

The Psychology of Time Perception

The Psychology of Time Perception
  • Author : John Wearden
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 261
  • Relase : 2016-06-09
  • ISBN : 9781137408839

The Psychology of Time Perception Book Review:

How do people perceive time? This book presents a wealth of contemporary and classical research, including some of the history and philosophy of time perception. Influential internal clock-based models of time perception receive an in-depth but non-technical introduction and discussion. The role of cognition and emotion in perceiving time is also explored, as well as questions derived from time experience in daily life, such as why time seems to pass more quickly in one situation rather than another. Classical and modern research on timing in children is reviewed, as well as work on time perception and time experience in older people. Leading recent models of animal timing are also discussed in a non-mathematical way.