The Master and His Emissary

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

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Author: Iain McGilchrist

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030014878X

Category: History

Page: 597

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Explores the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and argues that the brain's differing insights, values, and priorities have had profound effects on society, history, and culture.

Gedächtnis und Gehirn

Reclam Sachbuch

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Author: Jonathan K. Foster

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159606287

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Warum machen unsere Erinnerungen einen so wichtigen Teil unserer Persönlichkeit aus? Gibt es nur ein Gedächtnis quasi als Ganzes - oder handelt es sich um mehrere? Verändert sich unsere Fähigkeit zu erinnern im Alter? Was gibt es für Ansätze, unsere Erinnerungsfähigkeit zu stärken? Und was kann mit der Erinnerung schiefgehen - etwa bei Demenz, Hirnverletzungen, déja-vu-Erfahrungen? Der kleine Band erklärt kompakt und verständlich, was eigentlich im Gehirn passiert, wenn wir uns erinnern.

Warum wir denken, was wir denken

Wie unsere Überzeugungen und Mythen entstehen. Die deutsche Erstausgabe von "Maps of Meaning"

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Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961212457

Category: Psychology

Page: 1008

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Warum entstehen in verschiedenen Kulturen stets ähnliche Mythen und Glaubensvorstellungen? Und was sagt das über menschliche Denkprozesse und unser Verständnis von Welt aus? Der klinische Psychologe und Bestsellerautor Jordan B. Peterson erklärt mithilfe der Psychoanalyse und der neuesten Erkenntnisse aus der Neuropsychologie, dass hinter diesen kulturellen Phänomenen grundlegende, psychologische Strukturen angelegt sind, die dazu dienen, das Leben tagtäglich zu bewältigen. Bahnbrechend und provokant analysiert der kanadische Kulturkritiker anhand zahlreicher Beispiele die Bedeutung unseres Glaubens, gibt beeindruckende Einblicke in das Wesen und die Funktion unseres Gehirns und lehrt uns dadurch ein verantwortungsvolleres Miteinander.

Neustart im Kopf

Wie sich unser Gehirn selbst repariert

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Author: Norman Doidge

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593508397

Category: Science

Page: 382

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Die erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten unseres Gehirns Unser Gehirn ist nicht - wie lange angenommen - eine unveränderliche Hardware. Es kann sich vielmehr auf verblüffende Weise umgestalten und sogar selbst reparieren - und das bis ins hohe Alter. Diese Erkenntnis ist die wohl sensationellste Entdeckung der Neurowissenschaften. "Dr. Doidge, ein hervorragender Psychiater und Forscher, erkundet die Neuroplastizität in Begegnungen mit Pionieren der Forschung und mit Patienten, die von den neuen Möglichkeiten der Rehabilitation profitiert haben. ... Das Buch ist ein absolut außergewöhnliches und hoffnungsvolles Zeugnis der Möglichkeiten des menschlichen Gehirns." Oliver Sacks "...ein faszinierender Abriss der jüngsten Revolution in den Neurowissenschaften!" The New York Times "Das Gehirn ist kein fertig verdrahteter Denkapparat, der im Laufe des Lebens immer weiter verschleißt. Es kann sich umorganisieren, umformen und manchmal kann es sogar wachsen. Der Psychologe Norman Doidge erklärt neueste Ergebnisse der Hirnforschung: Durch einfühlsam geschilderte Beispiele macht er sie für jedermann verständlich und nachvollziehbar." Deutschlandfunk

Das Wissen des Abendlandes

die Weltbilder Europas im Wandel der Zeiten

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Author: Richard Tarnas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491961593

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 671

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Cryer's Cross

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Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838720024

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

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In Cryer's Cross gehen seltsame Dinge vor sich. Erst verschwindet die Schülerin Tiffany spurlos und kurz darauf ist auch der 17-jährige Nico wie vom Erdboden verschluckt. Kendall, 16, ohnehin labil wegen ihrer Zwangsneurose, kann den Verlust ihres besten Freundes nicht verkraften. Voller Sorge begibt sie sich auf Spurensuche und entdeckt eine Verbindung zwischen Tiffany und Nico. Hat das etwas mit ihrem Verschwinden zu tun? Und woher kommt die Stimme, die sie um Hilfe anfleht? Kendall glaubt, den Verstand zu verlieren, doch sie muss alles tun, um ihren Freund zu finden. Dabei gerät sie immer tiefer in das Geheimnis von Cryer's Cross und schwebt bald selbst in höchster Gefahr ...

Messverfahren und Klassifikationen in der muskuloskelettalen Radiologie

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Author: Simone Waldt,Matthias Eiber,Klaus Wörtler

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3132415154

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Zum raschen Nachschlagen: radiologische Messverfahren und Klassifikationen für orthopädische Erkrankungen. - Das will der Kliniker vom Radiologen wissen: alle wichtigen Klassifikationen, anhand derer Stadium und Prognose festgelegt werden. - Eindrucksvolle Visualisierung mit didaktisch exzellenten Zeichnungen. - Der aktuellste Wissensstand: mit den neueren orthopädischen Krankheitsbildern. - Besonders hilfreich beim Befunden: Strukturierung nach anatomischen Regionen und Krankheitsbildern. - Höchster Klinikbezug: Welche Messverfahren und Klassifikationen bei welchen Krankheitsbildern? Jederzeit zugreifen: Der Inhalt des Buches steht Ihnen ohne weitere Kosten digital in der Wissensplattform eRef zur Verfügung (Zugangscode im Buch). Mit der kostenlosen eRef App haben Sie zahlreiche Inhalte auch offline immer griffbereit.

Ways of Attending

How our Divided Brain Constructs the World

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Author: Iain McGilchrist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042978869X

Category: Psychology

Page: 32

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Attention is not just receptive, but actively creative of the world we inhabit. How we attend makes all the difference to the world we experience. And nowadays in the West we generally attend in a rather unusual way: governed by the narrowly focussed, target-driven left hemisphere of the brain. Forget everything you thought you knew about the difference between the hemispheres, because it will be largely wrong. It is not what each hemisphere does – they are both involved in everything – but how it does it, that matters. And the prime difference between the brain hemispheres is the manner in which they attend. For reasons of survival we need one hemisphere (in humans and many animals, the left) to pay narrow attention to detail, to grab hold of things we need, while the other, the right, keeps an eye out for everything else. The result is that one hemisphere is good at utilising the world, the other better at understanding it. Absent, present, detached, engaged, alienated, empathic, broad or narrow, sustained or piecemeal, attention has the power to alter whatever it meets. The play of attention can both create and destroy, but it never leaves its object unchanged. How you attend to something – or don’t attend to it – matters a very great deal. This book helps you to see what it is you may have been trained by our very unusual culture not to see.

Great Myths of the Brain

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Author: Christian Jarrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312708

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the fieldof neuroscience by examining popular myths about the humanbrain. Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens ofscientific research, backing up claims with studies and otherevidence from the literature Looks at enduring myths such as “Do we only use 10% ofour brain?”, “Pregnant women lose their mind”,“Right-brained people are more creative” and manymore. Delves into myths relating to specific brain disorders,including epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others Written engagingly and accessibly for students and lay readersalike, providing a unique introduction to the study of thebrain Teaches readers how to spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsenseclaims in the media

At The Crossroads of Emotion and Reason

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Author: Jayanta Banerjee

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 1463388586

Category: Poetry

Page: 166

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Illusion has many real examples in nature. This working table I am writing on, a piece of wood, is so firm, so rigid, so static that it is hard to believe that literally trillions of electrons in it are moving almost at the speed of light. Its rigidity is an illusion, like a magic. This universe is a Magic Kingdom in the Disney World!

From Object to Experience

The New Culture of Architectural Design

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Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350059544

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Harry Francis Mallgrave combines a history of ideas about architectural experience with the latest insights from the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science and evolutionary biology to make a powerful argument about the nature and future of architectural design. Today, the sciences have granted us the tools to help us understand better than ever before the precise ways in which the built environment can affect the building user's individual experience. Through an understanding of these tools, architects should be able to become better designers, prioritizing the experience of space - the emotional and aesthetic responses, and the sense of homeostatic well-being, of those who will occupy any designed environment. In From Object to Experience, Mallgrave goes further, arguing that it should also be possible to build an effective new cultural ethos for architectural practice. Drawing upon a range of humanistic and biological sources, and emphasizing the far-reaching implications of new neuroscientific discoveries and models, this book brings up-to-date insights and theoretical clarity to a position that was once considered revolutionary but is fast becoming accepted in architecture.

The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought

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Author: Nicholas Adams,George Pattison,Graham Ward

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191626651

Category: Religion

Page: 720

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'Modern European thought' describes a wide range of philosophies, cultural programmes, and political arguments developed in Europe in the period following the French Revolution. Throughout this period, many of the wide range of 'modernisms' (and anti-modernisms) had a distinctly religious and even theological character-not least when religion was subjected to the harshest criticism. Yet for all the breadth and complexity of modern European thought and, in particular, its relations to theology, a distinct body of themes and approaches recurred in each generation. Moreover, many of the issues that took intellectual shape in Europe are now global, rather than narrowly European, and, for good or ill, they form part of Europe's bequest to the world-from colonialism and the economic theories behind globalisation through to democracy to terrorism. This volume attempts to identify and comment on some of the most important of these. The thirty chapters are grouped into six thematic parts, moving from questions of identity and the self, through discussions of the human condition, the age of revolution, the world (both natural and technological), and knowledge methodologies, concluding with a section looking explicitly at how major theological themes have developed in modern European thought. The chapters engage with major thinkers including Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Barth, Rahner, Tillich, Bonhoeffer, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Wittgenstein, and Derrida, amongst many others. Taken together, these new essays provide a rich and reflective overview of the interchange between theology, philosophy and critical thought in Europe, over the past two hundred years.

The Challenge of Things

Thinking Through Troubled Times

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Author: A. C. Grayling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408864630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular. The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Thinking of Answers, but this time to collect Grayling's recent writings on the world in a time of war and conflict. In describing and exposing the dark side of things, he also explores ways out of the habits and prejudices of mind that would otherwise trap us forever in the deadly impasses of conflicts of all kinds. Whether he is writing about the First World War and its legacy, free speech, the advantages of an atheist prime minister or the role of science in the arts, his essays are always enlightening, enlivening and hopeful.

The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory

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Author: Paul Holmes,Steve Farnfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317647149

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

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The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory provides a broadly based introduction to attachment theory and associated areas, written in an accessible style by experts from around the world. The book covers the basic theories of attachment and discusses the similarities and differences of the two predominant schools of attachment theory. The book provides an overview of current developments in attachment theory, explaining why it is important not only to understanding infant and early child development but also to adult personality and the care we provide to our children. The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory provides detailed descriptions of the leading schools of attachment theory as well as discussions of this potentially confusing and contentious area, and includes a chapter on the neuropsychological basis of attachment. The book also examines other domains and diagnoses that can be confused with issues of attachment and assesses contexts when different approaches may be more suitable. Providing a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the theories of attachment, The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory is an indispensable guide for professionals working with children and families in community and court-based settings, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers, clinicians in training and students.

Why Humans Like to Cry

Tragedy, Evolution, and the Brain

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Author: Michael Trimble

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693188

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Humans are unique in shedding tears of sorrow. We do not just cry over our own problems: we seek out sad stories, go to film and the theatre to see Tragedies, and weep in response to music. What led humans to develop such a powerful social signal as tears, and to cultivate great forms of art which have the capacity to arouse us emotionally? Friedrich Nietzsche argued that Dionysian drives and music were essential to the development of Tragedy. Here, the neuropsychiatrist Michael Trimble, using insights from modern neuroscience and evolutionary biology, attempts to understand this fascinating and unique aspect of human nature--Book jacket.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

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Author: Amanda Ie,Christelle T. Ngnoumen,Ellen J. Langer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118294912

Category: Psychology

Page: 1248

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

The God of the Left Hemisphere

Blake, Bolte Taylor and the Myth of Creation

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Author: Roderick Tweedy

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 178181192X

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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The God of the Left Hemisphere explores the remarkable connections between the activities and functions of the human brain that writer William Blake termed 'Urizen' and the powerful complex of rationalising and ordering processes which modern neuroscience identifies as 'left hemisphere' brain activity. The book argues that Blake's profound understanding of the human brain is finding surprising corroboration in recent neuroscientific discoveries, such as those of the influential Harvard neuro-anatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, and it explores Blake's provocative supposition that the emergence of these rationalising, law-making, and 'limiting' activities within the human brain has been recorded in the earliest Creation texts, such as the Hebrew Bible, Plato's Timaeus, and the Norse sagas. Blake's prescient insight into the nature and origins of this dominant force within the brain allows him to radically reinterpret the psychological basis of the entity usually referred to in these texts as 'God'.The book draws in particular on the work of Bolte Taylor, whose study in this area is having a profound impact on how we understand mental activity and processes. Bolte Taylor was listed as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2008 and her book recounting her research into left and right brain activity spent seventeen weeks in the New York Times best-seller list. The God of the Left Hemisphere also dovetails in many exciting and provocative ways with Iain McGilchrist's recent study of the impact of brain lateralisation on human culture in The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (2009). It is significant in this respect that McGilchrist also sees Blake's figure of Urizen as an 'instantiation of the left hemisphere take on the world'.In the second part of the book the author extends Blake's understanding of Urizenic activities and functions into a broader discussion concerning the place of both religion and rationality in contemporary culture. In particular, he examines Blake's contention that whilst religion and rationalistic science are supposed to be at loggerheads, symptomatic of a 'two cultures' divide, what they resemble more are different (or rival) versions of essentially similar systems of thoughts ('R1' and 'R2'). In order to clarify the nature of this relationship the author updates Blake's original imagery of mills and machinery to denote Urizenic processes and employs instead the more modern metaphor of rival operating systems, battling it out for supremacy of the left brain. Blake's presentation of Urizen as the 'Holy Reasoning Power' succinctly captures what he saw as the underlying rationalizing processes of orthodox religion as well as the religious and largely unconscious nature of much post-Newtonian science.

Born Bad

Original Sin and the Making of the Western World

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Author: James Boyce

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1922231649

Category: History

Page: 272

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“Original sin is the Western world’s creation story.” According to the doctrine of original sin, humans are born bad and only God’s grace can bring salvation. In this captivating book, acclaimed historian James Boyce shows how these ideas have shaped the Western view of human nature right up to the present. The legacy of original sin takes many forms, including the distinctive discontent of Western people – the feelings of guilt and inadequacy associated not with doing wrong, but with being wrong. As well as an innovative history of Christianity, Boyce offers new insights into the making of the West. Born Bad traces a fascinating journey from Adam and Eve all the way to Adam Smith and Richard Dawkins in this sweeping story of a controversial idea and its remarkable influence. “What is wrong with me? This question has haunted the West for fifteen hundred years, but until recently it came with an answer – which was called original sin. Western people believed they were “born bad” because they had inherited the sin of the first humans.” — James Boyce “This highly original, readable book shows how the Christian idea that we are all somehow fundamentally warped has helped to shape democratic politics, free markets, sexual anxieties and even debates about whether dead babies go to heaven.” — Marion Maddox, author of God Under Howard and Taking God to School

Parenting from the Inside Out

How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive: 10th Anniversary Edition

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Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD,Mary Hartzell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662697

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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An updated edition—with a new preface—of the bestselling parenting classic by the author of "BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain" In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's decades of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, this book guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.