You Have a Brain

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ISBN: 9780310745488
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Number of pages: 240
Author: Ben Carson, M.D.
Publisher: Zondervan

Download and read online You Have a Brain in PDF and EPUB Throughout his life, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has needed to overcome many obstacles: His father leaving the family; being considered stupid by his classmates in grade school; growing up in inner-city Detroit; and having a violent temper. But Dr. Carson didn't let his circumstances control him, and instead discovered eight principles that helped shape his future. In You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to Think Big, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of Thinking Big—Talent, Honesty, Insight, being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth learning, and God—and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life. By applying the idea of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. to your life, and by looking at those around you as well, you too can overcome obstacles and work toward achieving your dreams. Includes discussion questions.


You Have a Brain

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ISBN: 031074945X
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Number of pages: 240
Author: Ben Carson M D
Publisher:

Download and read online You Have a Brain in PDF and EPUB After telling the story of how he overcame an inner-city background to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon (Gifted Hands), Dr. Ben Carson now gives students an inspirational look at the philosophy of life that helped him meet life's obstacles and leap over them, using his lessons to help students learn to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. as well.


You Have a Brain

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ISBN: 0310745993
Release Date: 2015-02-02
Number of pages: 240
Author: Ben Carson
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Download and read online You Have a Brain in PDF and EPUB Presents the philosophy that helped the author meet life's obstacles and succeed.


You Have a Brain

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ISBN: 0310749921
Release Date: 2015-01-19
Number of pages: 240
Author: Ben Carson
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Choke

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ISBN: 9781416596189
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Number of pages: 304
Author: Sian Beilock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Choke in PDF and EPUB Explains the brain science behind why some people "choke" under pressure, examining how attention and working memory guide human performance; how experience, practice, and brain development interact; and how these interconnected elements react to stress.


The Brain

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ISBN: 9781782116592
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Number of pages: 304
Author: David Eagleman
Publisher: Canongate Books

Download and read online The Brain in PDF and EPUB 'This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.' Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman on a whistle-stop tour of the inner cosmos. It's a journey that will take you into the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, genocide, brain surgery, robotics, and the search for immortality. On the way, amidst the infinitely dense tangle of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see: you.


You Are Not Your Brain

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ISBN: 1101516119
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Number of pages: 368
Author: Jeffrey Schwartz MD
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online You Are Not Your Brain in PDF and EPUB Two neuroscience experts explain how their 4-Step Method can help break destructive thoughts and actions and change bad habits for good. A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the structure and neuronal firing patterns of the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from OCD, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions. For the past six years, Schwartz has worked with psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding to refine a program that successfully explains how the brain works and why we often feel besieged by bad brain wiring. Just like with the compulsions of OCD patients, they discovered that bad habits, social anxieties, self-deprecating thoughts, and compulsive overindulgence are all rooted in overactive brain circuits. The key to making life changes that you want-to make your brain work for you-is to consciously choose to "starve" these circuits of focused attention, thereby decreasing their influence and strength. As evidenced by the huge success of Schwartz's previous books, as well as Daniel Amen's Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, and Norman Doidge's The Brain That Changes Itself, there is a large audience interested in harnessing the brain's untapped potential, yearning for a step-by-step, scientifically grounded and clinically proven approach. In fact, readers of Brain Lock wrote to the authors in record numbers asking for such a book. In You Are Not Your Brain, Schwartz and Gladding carefully outline their program, showing readers how to identify negative brain impulses, channel them through the power of focused attention, and ultimately lead more fulfilling and empowered lives.


Change Your Brain Change Your Body

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ISBN: 9780748124046
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Number of pages: 288
Author: Daniel G. Amen
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Change Your Brain Change Your Body in PDF and EPUB The key to a better body is a healthy brain. CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY shows you how to take the very best care of your brain. With fifteen practical, easy-to-implement solutions involving nutritious foods, natural supplements and vitamins, positive-thinking habits, and, when necessary, highly targeted medications, Dr. Amen shows you how to: * Reach and maintain your ideal weight * Soothe and smooth your skin at any age * Reduce the stress that can impair your immune system * Sharpen your memory * Increase willpower and eliminate cravings * Enhance sexual desire and performance * Lower your blood pressure without medication * Avoid depression and elevate the enjoyment you take in life's pleasures. Whether you're just coming to realize that it's time to get your body into shape, or are already fit and want to take it to the next level, CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY is all you need to start putting the power of the brain-body connection to work for you today.


Brain On Fire My Month of Madness

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ISBN: 9780141975351
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Number of pages: 288
Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Brain On Fire My Month of Madness in PDF and EPUB 'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Palace Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.


Brain Tumours

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ISBN: 0955369576
Release Date: 2013-11
Number of pages: 196
Author: Gideon Burrows
Publisher: Ngo Media

Download and read online Brain Tumours in PDF and EPUB Slow growing brain tumours change lives forever. This readable and moving non-technical guide is about living with a low grade tumour, a diagnosis given to thousands of people every year. Featuring dozens of personal testimonies from those dealing daily with the impact of their tumours, this book offers information, support and reassurance for those with a low grade brain tumour, their family and friends. Father of two Gideon Burrows was told he had an incurable and inoperable low grade glioma brain tumour aged just 35. He discovered information was scarce for those with slow growing brain tumours and about the particular challenges patients like him face. In this book, he shares his own experiences and those of many others as they came to understand their diagnosis and learned how to live low grade. Chapters: In it for the long haul, Symptoms and signs, Life challenges, Family and friends, Getting medical, Treatment, Prognosis, Reasons to be cheerful, Resources.


The Wandering Mind

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ISBN: 9780226238616
Release Date: 2015-04-15
Number of pages: 184
Author: Michael C. Corballis
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online The Wandering Mind in PDF and EPUB "The point of this piece of writing is to get you to pick up this book. But what if it takes us a few sentences to explain? What if we need to go into some detail? Are you even going to be paying attention by that point, or will your mind already have wandered off somewhere, not caring a whit about the book you're holding in your hand? It's pretty likely. In fact, some studies suggest that we spend as much as fifty percent of our waking life failing to focus on the task at hand. But does that represent a problem? Michael C. Corballis doesn't think so, and with The Wandering Mind, he shows us why, rehabilitating woolgathering and revealing its incredibly useful effects. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive science and evolutionary biology, Corballis shows us how mind-wandering not only frees us from moment-to-moment drudgery, but also from the limitations of our immediate selves. Mind-wandering strengthens our imagination, fueling the flights of invention, storytelling, and empathy that underlie our shared humanity; furthermore, he explains, our tendency to wander back and forth throught the timeline of our lives is fundamental to our very sense of ourselves as coherent, continuing personalities. Full of unusual examples and surprising discoveries, [this book] mounts a vigorous defense of inattention--even as it never fails to hold the reader's." -- Front jacket flap.


Reset Your Child s Brain

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ISBN: 9781608682843
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Number of pages: 384
Author: Victoria L. Dunckley, MD
Publisher: New World Library

Download and read online Reset Your Child s Brain in PDF and EPUB Increasing numbers of parents grapple with children who are acting out without obvious reason. Revved up and irritable, many of these children are diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar illness, autism, or other disorders but don’t respond well to treatment. They are then medicated, often with poor results and unwanted side effects. Based on emerging scientific research and extensive clinical experience, integrative child psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Dunckley has pioneered a four-week program to treat the frequent underlying cause, Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS). Dr. Dunckley has found that everyday use of interactive screen devices — such as computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets — can easily overstimulate a child’s nervous system, triggering a variety of stubborn symptoms. In contrast, she’s discovered that a strict, extended electronic fast single-handedly improves mood, focus, sleep, and behavior, regardless of the child’s diagnosis. It also reduces the need for medication and renders other treatments more effective. Offered now in this book, this simple intervention can produce a life-changing shift in brain function and help your child get back on track — all without cost or medication. While no one in today’s connected world can completely shun electronic stimuli, Dr. Dunckley provides hope for parents who feel that their child has been misdiagnosed or inappropriately medicated, by presenting an alternative explanation for their child’s difficulties and a concrete plan for treating them.


Hare Brain Tortoise Mind

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ISBN: 9780062032119
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Number of pages: 272
Author: Guy Claxton
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Hare Brain Tortoise Mind in PDF and EPUB In these accelerated times, our decisive and businesslike ways of thinking are unprepared for ambiguity, paradox, and sleeping on it." We assume that the quick-thinking "hare brain" will beat out the slower Intuition of the "tortoise mind." However, now research in cognitive science is changing this understanding of the human mind. It suggests that patience and confusion--rather than rigor and certainty--are the essential precursors of wisdom. With a compelling argument that the mind works best when we trust our unconscious, or "undermind," psychologist Guy Claxton makes an appeal that we be less analytical and let our creativity have free rein. He also encourages reevaluation of society's obsession with results-oriented thinking and problem-solving under pressure. Packed with Interesting anecdotes, a dozen puzzles to test your reasoning, and the latest related research, Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind is an Illuminating, uplifting, stimulating read that focuses on a new kind of well-being and cognition.


No You Don T Understand

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ISBN: 9781524588663
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Number of pages: 42
Author: Bettye J. Wiley Hooks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online No You Don T Understand in PDF and EPUB This is a book about lessons learned by a sister from a younger brother suffering from lung cancer when she was diagnosed with brain cancer long after he had passed away.


Think Big

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ISBN: 9780310269007
Release Date: 2005-01
Number of pages: 266
Author: Ben Carson
Publisher: Zondervan

Download and read online Think Big in PDF and EPUB Recommends a method of achieving success by hard work in a Christian context, and shows how it worked in the author's own rise from poverty to become a neurosurgeon.