A Day in the Life of the Brain


Author: Ana Maria Rodriguez

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438101023

Category: Brain

Page: 111

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Here is a creative new introduction to the central and peripheral nervous systems and how they work together to keep the body functioning. A Day in the Life of the Brain will draw readers in as it follows a fictional character and the activities of his brain through his day, from waking up, to going to class, to soccer practice, to bedtime. This lively explanation of neuroscience also dispels a number of brain myths, such as the misconception that brain damage is always permanent.

The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain

A 24 hour Journal of What's Happening in Your Brain as you Sleep, Dream, Wake Up, Eat, Work, Play, Fight, Love, Worry, Compete, Hope, Make Important Decisions, Age and Change


Author: Judith Horstman,Scientific American

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470500514

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 1588

Have you ever wondered what’s happening in your brain as you go through a typical day and night? This fascinating book presents an hour-by-hour round-the-clock journal of your brain’s activities. Drawing on the treasure trove of information from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines as well as original material written specifically for this book, Judith Horstman weaves together a compelling description of your brain at work and at play. The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain reveals what’s going on in there while you sleep and dream, how your brain makes memories and forms addictions and why we sometimes make bad decisions. The book also offers intriguing information about your emotional brain, and what’s happening when you’re feeling love, lust, fear and anxiety—and how sex, drugs and rock and roll tickle the same spots. Based on the latest scientific information, the book explores your brain’s remarkable ability to change, how your brain can make new neurons even into old age and why multitasking may be bad for you. Your brain is uniquely yours – but research is showing many of its day-to-day cycles are universal. This book gives you a look inside your brain and some insights into why you may feel and act as you do. The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain is written in the entertaining, informative and easy-to-understand style that fans of Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazine have come to expect.

THE VOYAGERS: A Day In the Life of a Miner


Author: Michael Walsh

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291851690

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 3256

Many ex-coalminers will find in this novel a powerful reminder of their own life 'down the pit' as it skilfully recreates a typical day in the life of Luke, a British coalface worker in the 1970's. Although the main action takes place over a single day and just one shift, the author delves back into Luke's trainee days in the 1950's. But it's not just old miners who will benefit from this story as the author carefully explains the various operations involved in bringing coal out from deep in the ground up to the surface and all the various specialists forming this tremendous team effort, from the shotfirers and rippers to the deputies, belt-end attendants and lamp-room men, electricians and mechanics, the tackle runners and the haulage men, the grease monkeys and the workers at the coal face itself, struggling to maintain productivity in the face of never-ending management demands.

The Triune Brain in Evolution

Role in Paleocerebral Functions


Author: P.D. MacLean

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306431685

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 5258

The main substance of the present book concerns comparative neurobehavioral and clinical studies germane to evolutionary considerations. Here the evidence, along with other considerations, seems to present an surmountable obstacle to our ever obtaining confidence in scientific or other intellectual beliefs---a confidence that is essential to make it worthwhile to pursue a search for the meaning of life. If the reader were able to contradict or circumvent the interpretations that have been reached in this respect, that would be a contribution of endless value.

AARP The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain

The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind


Author: Judith Horstman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118408721

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 1572

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, provensolutions, and expert guidance. ScientificAmerican and Scientific AmericanMind have good news about getting older! AARP The Scientific American Healthy AgingBrain taps into the most current research to present arealistic and encouraging view of the well-aged brain, a soberinglook at what can go wrong––and at what might help youand your brain stay healthy longer. Neurologists and psychologistshave discovered the aging brain is much more elastic and supplethan previously thought, and that happiness actually increases withage. While our short-term memory may not be what it was, dementiais not inevitable. Far from disintegrating, the elder brain cancontinue to develop and adapt in many ways and stay sharp as itages. Offers new insights on how an aging brain can repair itself,and the five best strategies for keeping your brain healthy Shows how older brains can acquire new skills, perspective, andproductivity Dispels negative myths about aging Explores what to expect as our brains grow older With hope and truth, this book helps us preserve whatwe’ve got, minimize what we’ve lost, and optimize thevigor and health of our maturing brains.

A Day in the Life of Billy Graham

Living the Message


Author: Deborah Hart Strober,Gerald S. Strober

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757000928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

View: 1841

Based on events that took place over several days, spanning a period of years, this book offers a unique up-close-and-personal view of Billy Graham’s life. It allows you to accompany the evangelist on two crusades; travel with him to Israel; and visit with him in his home, where he conducts business, but also finds time to relax with his wife, Ruth Bell Graham. This work demonstrates Graham’s unyielding belief that the power of God can transform people’s lives.

Behavioral Teratogenesis and Behavioral Mutagenesis

A Primer in Abnormal Development


Author: E.L. Abel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146130735X

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 8237

Most textbooks are cumbersome to carry, expensive to buy, difficult to read, and boring. They have no plot, no characterization, no suspense, no climax. What they have are facts. If Dragnet's Sgt. Friday were Scientist Friday, the script wouldn't be much different "just the facts, ma'am." Students can't escape textbooks. But like death and taxes, they are necessary evils. of old ideas makes room for new ones. Death makes room for new people and the death Taxes are the dues we pay to live in a country. Everybody gets stuck with paying some kind of dues and students are no exception. Students pay dues in the form of tuition to listen to professors lecture, and they also pay dues in what a former governor of California called' 'psychic bucks" -time, concentration, independent study, reading textbooks like this one-to come up with the correct answers to exam questions. Textbooks on economics will tell you about where our tuition bucks come from. This book is about where our psychic bucks come from and the forces that can bankrupt our psychic nest eggs.

A Day in Your Life

24 Hours Inside the Human Body


Author: Hilary Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409045676

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 4115

Have you ever wondered why it takes so long to get out of bed in the morning? And why you always wake up bursting for a pee? Why that small blackhead has erupted into a hideous red spot overnight? And why stepping into a hot shower gives you goose bumps? Following an average family and their daily routine, Dr Hilary Jones takes you on a bold and captivating journey through the human body, answering these questions and hundreds more. From how our bodies function to why they react in certain ways, Dr Hilary tackles the questions that matter and examines what makes us tick. Fascinating and highly entertaining, A Day in Your Life reveals the incredible nature of the human body.

Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt


Author: Peter Wohlleben

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114004

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 394

Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...

SPECT Imaging of the Brain


Author: R. Duncan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401153981

Category: Medical

Page: 194

View: 9467

In the developed world, images of brain structure are available as an everyday diagnostic aid, and the characteristic appearances of most pathological conditions can be looked up in a textbook. Functional brain imaging is to this day less widely used, partly because most pressing diagnostic questions can be answered by refer ence to the patient's cerebral anatomy, partly for reasons of technical limitations of functional techniques. PET as a technique is sufficiently resource-demanding and complex to inhibit its use as an everyday diagnostic technique. SPECT lacked suitable tracers for many years, and early systems had poor spatial resolution. However, rotating gamma camera technology has advanced to the point where images of the brain of reasonable quality can be obtained at most large hospitals, and practical tracers, particularly of regional cerebral blood flow, are easily avail able. As research advances, clinical applications are emerging. A recent report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology! details a number of currently recognised clinical appli cations, some of which are dealt with in this book. Given this recognition, it is increasingly important that clinicians (particularly neuroclinicians, psychiatrists and specialists in cerebrovascular disease), nuclear medicine specialists and physicists acquire an idea of the major applications of the technique, and the research background on which these applications are based.

The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln (Civil War Classics)


Author: Francis Fisher Browne,Civil War Classics

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626813132

Category: History

Page: 495

View: 9782

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Diversion Books is publishing seminal works of the era: stories told by the men and women who led, who fought, and who lived in an America that had come apart at the seams. A time and place as complex as Civil War America needed a leader as complex as Abraham Lincoln. These stories reveal new depths of our 16th President as a family man, a statesman, and a leader.

Consciousness and the Brain

Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts


Author: Stanislas Dehaene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698151402

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 4776

WINNER OF THE 2014 BRAIN PRIZE From the acclaimed author of Reading in the Brain, a breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brain How does our brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before. In this lively book, Stanislas Dehaene describes the pioneering work his lab and the labs of other cognitive neuroscientists worldwide have accomplished in defining, testing, and explaining the brain events behind a conscious state. We can now pin down the neurons that fire when a person reports becoming aware of a piece of information and understand the crucial role unconscious computations play in how we make decisions. The emerging theory enables a test of consciousness in animals, babies, and those with severe brain injuries. A joyous exploration of the mind and its thrilling complexities, Consciousness and the Brain will excite anyone interested in cutting-edge science and technology and the vast philosophical, personal, and ethical implications of finally quantifying consciousness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Art of Advocacy Series: Preparation of the Case


Author: David B. Baum

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579112722

Category: Law

Page: 1044

View: 4898

A planning guide that takes you from the moment the potential client steps into your office, through all aspects of case preparation, to the moment you step before the judge as an advocate. Covers in detail: • Initial client interview • Investigation of the case • Gathering evidence • Case organization • Initiating lawsuits • Preserving the attorney-client relationship • Retaining an expert • Preparation of demonstrative evidence • Final 100 days First published in 1981. 1 Volume; updated with revisions.

Ischemic Blood Flow in the Brain


Author: Y. Fukuuchi,M. Tomita,A. Koto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431702924

Category: Medical

Page: 466

View: 3260

Because stroke is essentially a disease of the vessels and blood flow, the most fundamental aspects of ischemic blood flow in the brain are under investigation by researchers. Their work was the focus of the sixth in the series of Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine, held in Tokyo in 1999. Selected here are 55 papers from the symposium, covering the buffy coat (glycocalyx) of endothelial cells, the blood-brain barrier and permeability, gene expression, vascular reactivity, dysregulation, inflammatory deterioration, cortical spreading depression, edema, microvascular derangement, and pathology, in ten major sections. The book includes the thought-provoking discussions that followed the presentations, thus providing an invaluable source of up-to-date information not only for researchers investigating microcirculation but also for clinicians implementing the most effective treatment for stroke patients.

The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain

The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love


Author: Judith Horstman,Scientific American

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118109538

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 3593

Who do we love? Who loves us? And why? Is love really a mystery,or can neuroscience offer some answers to these age-oldquestions? In her third enthralling book about the brain, Judith Horstmantakes us on a lively tour of our most important sex and love organand the whole smorgasbord of our many kinds of love-from thebonding of parent and child to the passion of erotic love, theaffectionate love of companionship, the role of animals in ourlives, and the love of God. Drawing on the latest neuroscience, she explores why and how weare born to love-how we're hardwired to crave the companionship ofothers, and how very badly things can go without love. Among thefindings: parental love makes our brain bigger, sex and orgasm makeit healthier, social isolation makes it miserable-and although thecraving for romantic love can be described as an addiction,friendship may actually be the most important loving relationshipof your life. Based on recent studies and articles culled from the prestigiousScientific American and Scientific American Mindmagazines, The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, andthe Brain offers a fascinating look at how the brain controlsour loving relationships, most intimate moments, and our deep andbasic need for connection.

The Brain That Changes Itself

Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science


Author: Norman Doidge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101147115

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 4317

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Orthopathy, Teaching New Science of Health and Natural Healing


Author: Shelton,Clements, Shelton

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787307776


Page: 230

View: 4713

Teaching a new science of health and natural healing in 26 wonderful lessons. This course covers in simple language the subjects of animation, psychology, biology, pathology, pathoformology, pathogeny, pathonomy, threpsology (law of nutrition), orthotrop.