The Scientific American Brave New Brain

The book is beautifully written, accessible, and important. I highly recommend it." —Daniel G. Amen, MD, author, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body "This excellent book is about wonder.

Author: Judith Horstman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470602813

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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This fascinating and highly accessible book presents fantastic but totally feasible projections of what your brain may be capable of in the near future. It shows how scientific breakthroughs and amazing research are turning science fiction into science fact. In this brave new book, you'll explore: How partnerships between biological sciences and technology are helping the deaf hear, the blind see, and the paralyzed communicate. How our brains can repair and improve themselves, erase traumatic memories How we can stay mentally alert longer—and how we may be able to halt or even reverse Alzheimers How we can control technology with brain waves, including prosthetic devices, machinery, computers—and even spaceships or clones. Insights into how science may cure fatal diseases, and improve our intellectual and physical productivity Judith Horstman presents a highly informative and entertaining look at the future of your brain, based on articles from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines, and the work of today’s visionary neuroscientists.

The Scientific American Brave New Brain

The book is beautifully written, accessible, and important. I highly recommend it." —Daniel G. Amen, MD, author, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body "This excellent book is about wonder.

Author: Judith Horstman

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0470376244

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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This fascinating and highly accessible book presents fantastic but totally feasible projections of what your brain may be capable of in the near future. It shows how scientific breakthroughs and amazing research are turning science fiction into science fact. In this brave new book, you'll explore: How partnerships between biological sciences and technology are helping the deaf hear, the blind see, and the paralyzed communicate. How our brains can repair and improve themselves, erase traumatic memories How we can stay mentally alert longer—and how we may be able to halt or even reverse Alzheimers How we can control technology with brain waves, including prosthetic devices, machinery, computers—and even spaceships or clones. Insights into how science may cure fatal diseases, and improve our intellectual and physical productivity Judith Horstman presents a highly informative and entertaining look at the future of your brain, based on articles from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines, and the work of today’s visionary neuroscientists.

AARP The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain

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, and productivity Dispels negative myths about aging ...

Author: Judith Horstman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118408728

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. Scientific American and Scientific American Mind have good news about getting older! AARP The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain taps into the most current research to present a realistic and encouraging view of the well-aged brain, a sobering look at what can go wrong––and at what might help you and your brain stay healthy longer. Neurologists and psychologists have discovered the aging brain is much more elastic and supple than previously thought, and that happiness actually increases with age. While our short-term memory may not be what it was, dementia is not inevitable. Far from disintegrating, the elder brain can continue to develop and adapt in many ways and stay sharp as it ages. 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, and productivity Dispels negative myths about aging Explores what to expect as our brains grow older With hope and truth, this book helps us preserve what we’ve got, minimize what we’ve lost, and optimize the vigor and health of our maturing brains.

The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain

2005, and “A Pill to Remember,” scientificamerican.com, Mar. 4, 2011, http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=a-pill-to -remember-2011-03-04. Judith Horstman, The Scientific American Brave New Brain (San Francisco: ...

Author: Judith Horstman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118234648

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Good news about getting older from Scientific Americanand Scientific American Mind The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain taps into themost current research to present a realistic and encouraging viewof the well-aged brain, a sobering look at what can gowrong––and at what might help you and your brain stayhealthy longer. Neurologists and psychologists have discovered theaging brain is much more elastic and supple than previouslythought, and that happiness actually increases with age. While ourshort-term memory may not be what it was, dementia is notinevitable. Far from disintegrating, the elder brain can continueto 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.

The Scientific American Book of Love Sex and the Brain

The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love Judith Horstman, Scientific American ... Allison Bond, “Belief in the Brain,” Scientific American Mind, Mar. ... Judith Horstman, Brave New Brain (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Author: Judith Horstman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118109533

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Who do we love? Who loves us? And why? Is love really a mystery, or can neuroscience offer some answers to these age-old questions? In her third enthralling book about the brain, Judith Horstman takes us on a lively tour of our most important sex and love organ and the whole smorgasbord of our many kinds of love-from the bonding of parent and child to the passion of erotic love, the affectionate love of companionship, the role of animals in our lives, and the love of God. Drawing on the latest neuroscience, she explores why and how we are born to love-how we're hardwired to crave the companionship of others, and how very badly things can go without love. Among the findings: parental love makes our brain bigger, sex and orgasm make it healthier, social isolation makes it miserable-and although the craving for romantic love can be described as an addiction, friendship may actually be the most important loving relationship of your life. Based on recent studies and articles culled from the prestigious Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines, The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain offers a fascinating look at how the brain controls our loving relationships, most intimate moments, and our deep and basic need for connection.

The Hostage Brain

New York : Scientific American Library . ... Spongiform appearance of Creutzfeld - Jakob disease degeneration in brain : based on slide provided by Ralph Rubin , The Johns Hopkins ... The “ brave new world ” of infectious amyloidosis .

Author: Bruce S. McEwen

Publisher: Rockefeller Univ. Press

ISBN: 0874700566

Category: Science

Page: 323

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Around the Writer s Block

Judith Horstman, The Scientific American Brave New Brain (San Francisco: JosseyBass, 2010), 31. 40. Ibid., 34. 41. Begley, Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain, 234–35. 42. Ibid., 242. 43. Richard J. Davidson, John KabatZinn, ...

Author: Rosanne Bane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101597118

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Discover the tricks that your brain uses to keep you from writing—and how to beat them. Do you: Want to write, but find it impossible to get started? Keep your schedules so full that you don’t have any time to write? Wait until the last minute to write, even though you know you could do a better job if you gave yourself more time? Suddenly remember ten other things that you need to do whenever you sit down to write? Sabotage your own best efforts with lost files, missed deadlines, or excessive self-criticism? The good news is that you’re not lazy, undisciplined, or lacking in willpower, talent or ambition. You just need to learn what’s going on inside your brain, and harness the power of brain science to beat resistance and develop a productive writing habit. In Around the Writer’s Block, Rosanne Bane-- a creativity coach and writing teacher for more than 20 years-- uses the most recent breakthroughs in brain science to help us understand, in simple, clear language, where writing resistance comes from: a fight-or-flight response hard-wired into our brain, which can make us desperate to flee the sources of our anxieties by any means possible. Bane’s three-part plan, which has improved the productivity of thousands of writers, helps you develop new reliable writing habits, rewire the brain’s responses to the anxiety of writing, and turn writing from a source of stress and anxiety into one of joy and personal growth.

The Future of the Mind

Best of the Brain from Scientific American: Mind, Matter, and Tomorrow's Brain. New York: Dana Press, 2007. ... Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells Us About Who We Are. ... The Scientific American Brave New Brain.

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141975887

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats of the mind solely the province of overheated science fiction. As Michio Kaku reveals, not only are they possible, but with the latest advances in brain science and recent astonishing breakthroughs in technology, they already exist. In The Future of the Mind, the New York Times-bestselling author takes us on a stunning, provocative and exhilarating tour of the top laboratories around the world to meet the scientists who are already revolutionising the way we think about the brain - and ourselves.

A History of the Brain

(2007) Best of the Brain from Scientific American. ... Cai, D., Cohen, K.B., Luo, T., Lichtman, J.W. and Sanes, J.H. (2013) Improved tools for the brainbow toolbox. ... Horstman, J. (2010) The Scientific American Brave New Brain.

Author: Andrew P. Wickens

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317744832

Category: Psychology

Page: 390

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A History of the Brain tells the full story of neuroscience, from antiquity to the present day. It describes how we have come to understand the biological nature of the brain, beginning in prehistoric times, and progressing to the twentieth century with the development of Modern Neuroscience. This is the first time a history of the brain has been written in a narrative way, emphasizing how our understanding of the brain and nervous system has developed over time, with the development of the disciplines of anatomy, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and neurosurgery. The book covers: beliefs about the brain in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome the Medieval period, Renaissance and Enlightenment the nineteenth century the most important advances in the twentieth century and future directions in neuroscience. The discoveries leading to the development of modern neuroscience gave rise to one of the most exciting and fascinating stories in the whole of science. Written for readers with no prior knowledge of the brain or history, the book will delight students, and will also be of great interest to researchers and lecturers with an interest in understanding how we have arrived at our present knowledge of the brain.

Brave New Mind

New York: Wiley. Schimmel, A. (1993). The Mystery of Numbers. New York: Oxford University Press. Scientific American. (1988). The brain. Ed. D. H. Hubel. Scientific American, 260. (special issue). Scientific American. (1992).

Author: Peter Dodwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195358392

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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How was the standard model of the mind developed? Is it adequate? And is there a place in this model for the creative genius of artists, scientists, and mathematicians? This book looks at how scientists investigate the nature of the mind and the brain, providing answers to these important questions. It opens with a description of the historical roots of cognitive science and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the standard model of the mind, including its inability to account for the many dramatic features of human achievement. The final chapter develops the notion that human creativity and the unfolding of human consciousness demand two things: that we acknowledge the central role that ideals play in human knowledge and conduct and that such ideals have no role in the standard model. Brave New Mind proposes a new image of humankind that accommodates the place of ideals and creativity in cognition and life, without abandoning the scientific ideals of empirical soundness and theoretical rigor.