Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Paperback ISBN: 0547085907
Details the contributions of an unlikely group of artists--including artist Paul Cézanne, chef Auguste Escoffier, writer Gertrude Stein, novelist Marcel Proust, and others--to an understanding of the inner workings of the human brain, arguing that art can play a key role in enhancing scientific discovery. Reprint.
How Habitat Made Us Human
Hardcover ISBN: 0465038999
The prominent neuroanthropologist and coauthor of Biological Anthropology explores the human habitat as one of the most significant products of cognitive, technological and cultural evolution marking a signature development of the human species. 25,000 first printing.
This Will Make You Smarter
New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
Paperback ISBN: 0062109391
Featuring responses from Steven Pinker, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Brian Eno and 150 of the world's brightest and most influential minds, this groundbreaking resource poses the question “What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit?
Who's in Charge?
Free Will and the Science of the Brain
Paperback ISBN: 0061906115
Based on the author's presentation at the prestigious Gifford Lecture Series in Edinburgh, Scotland, this remarkable book, encompassing neuroscience, psychology, ethics and law, offers an alternative interpretation of the relationship between brain, mind and behavior. 25,000 first printing.
The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0385542844
A leading behavioral scientist and recovered addict presents an authoritative guide to understanding drug addiction that offers clear explanations of brain science and illustrative personal stories to reveal how addiction happens and what can be done about it.
Proust and the Squid
The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Paperback ISBN: 0060933844
A developmental psychologist evaluates the ways in which reading and writing have transformed the human brain and the outside world, in an anecdotal study that reveals the significant changes in evolutionary brain physiology throughout history while making cautionary predictions about the possible consequences of technology. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Healthy Brain, Happy Life
A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better
Paperback ISBN: 0062366793
A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain, our health, and our personal happiness in this clear, informative, and inspiring guide—a blend of personal memoir, science narrative, and immediately useful takeaways that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory, and cognitive abilities. Nearing forty, Dr. Wendy Suzuki was at the pinnacle of her career. An award-winning university professor and world-renowned neuroscientist, she had tenure, her own successful research lab, prestigious awards, and international renown. That’s when to celebrate her birthday, she booked an adventure trip that forced her to wake up to a startling reality: despite her professional success, she was overweight, lonely, and tired and knew that her life had to change. Wendy started simply—by going to an exercise class. Eventually, she noticed an improvement in her memory, her energy levels, and her ability to work quickly and move from task to task easily. Not only did Wendy begin to get fit, but she also becamesharper, had more energy, and her memory improved. Being a neuroscientist, she wanted to knowwhy. What she learned transformed her body and her life. Now, it can transform yours. Wendy discovered that there is a biological connection between exercise, mindfulness, and action. With exercise, your body feels more alive and your brain actuallyperforms better. Yes—you can make yourself smarter. In this fascinating book, Suzuki makes neuroscience easy to understand, interweaving her personal story with groundbreaking research, and offering practical, short exercises—4 minute Brain Hacks—to engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills, and function more efficiently. Taking us on an amazing journey inside the brain as never before, Suzuki helps us unlock the keys to neuroplasticity that can change our brains, or bodies, and, ultimately, our lives.
What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To
Paperback ISBN: 1416596186
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.
9 Keys for a Youthful Brain Through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom
Paperback ISBN: 1501116819
Offers nine lifestyle changes for improving brain health, combining the discoveries of Western medicine with the insights of a holistic approach to medicine from the East which can be used to promote long term mental acuity and resilience.