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The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas
The Ethical Brain
The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas
Paperback      ISBN: 0060884738
The author of Mind Matters presents an examination of the new challenges posed by the intersection of science and ethics, as each new discovery about the human brain's mysteries ignites new forums of fierce debate. Reprint.
The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them
The Problem of the Soul
Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465024602
Discusses two visions of the mind, humanistic and scientific, and how both can be traced back to a common aspiration to comprehend consciousness.
Kinds of Minds: Towards an Understanding of Consciousness
Kinds of Minds
Towards an Understanding of Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0465073514
Using the disciplines of philosophy, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology, the author discusses theories about how our minds and animals' minds work while developing his own evolutionary perspective on how our minds operate
Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery Of The Brain--and How It Changed The World
Soul Made Flesh
The Discovery Of The Brain--and How It Changed The World
Paperback      ISBN: 0743272056
A study of a momentous scientific breakthrough describes British physician Thomas Willis's first examination of an intact human brain in 1663; the revolutionary discovery that the brain was the central organ that governed the human body, memory, reasoning, and emotion; and the influence of that discovery on modern science. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Hardcover      ISBN: 055380491x
Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny. Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart. The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lsd, Spirituality, and the Creative Process: Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.d.
Lsd, Spirituality, and the Creative Process
Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.d.
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819731
An exploration of how LSD influences imagination and the creative process. • Based on the results of one of the longest clinical studies of LSD that took place between 1954 and 1962, before LSD was illegal. • Includes personal reports, artwork, and poetry from the original sessions as testimony of the impact of LSD on the creative process. In 1954 a Los Angeles psychiatrist began experimenting with a then new chemical discovery known as LSD-25. Over an eight-year period Dr. Oscar Janiger gave LSD-25 to more than 950 men and women, ranging in age from 18 to 81 and coming from all walks of life. The data collected by the author during those trials and from follow-up studies done 40 years later is now available here for the first time, along with the authors' examination of LSD's ramifications on creativity, imagination, and spirituality. In this book Marlene Dobkin de Rios, a medical anthropologist who has studied the use of hallucinogens in tribal and third world societies, considers the spiritual implications of these findings in comparison with indigenous groups that employ psychoactive substances in their religious ceremonies. The book also examines the nature of the creative process as influenced by psychedelics and provides artwork and poetry from the original experiment sessions, allowing the reader to personally witness LSD's impact on creativity. The studies recounted in LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process depict an important moment in the history of consciousness and reveal the psychic unity of humanity.
The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force
The Mind and the Brain
Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force
Paperback      ISBN: 0060988479
A leading researcher in brain dysfunction and a Wall Street Journal science writer demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the physical brain. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
What We Ache For: Creativity and the Unfolding of Your soul
What We Ache For
Creativity and the Unfolding of Your soul
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060011963
A guide to cultivating a spiritually rich life through creativity presents a wealth of practical suggestions and meditations on how to embrace a creative life as part of following one's spiritual path, in a volume complemented by the author's personal stories of struggle and triumph. 40,000 first printing.
A Mind at a Time: America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
A Mind at a Time
America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
Paperback      ISBN: 0743202236
A professor of pediatrics reveals the many modes of learning and arms parents and teachers with the knowledge they need to help children prosper in a school environment.
The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why
The Geography of Thought
How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why
Paperback      ISBN: 0743255356
An award-winning professor of psychology examines the divergent ways in which eastern and western cultures view the world, offering suggestions about how today's interdependent global cultures may be bridged. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.