Brain Cognition and Memory
The Tipping Point
How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference
Compact Disc ISBN: 1586217453
An introduction to the Tipping Point theory--first presented in a series of articles in "The New Yorker"--explains how minor changes in ideas and products can increase their popularity and how small adjustments in one's immediate environment can alter group behavior.
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. â€¢ Based on the results of one of the longest clinical studies of LSD that took place between 1954 and 1962, before LSD was illegal. â€¢ 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.Â 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.
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0192893211
For people with little or no knowledge of the science of human intelligence, this volume takes readers to a stage where they are able to make judgments for themselves about the key questions of human mental ability. Each chapter addresses a central scientific issue but does so in a way that is lively and completely accessible. Issues discussed include whether there are several different types of intelligence, whether intelligence differences are caused by genes or the environment, the biological basis of intelligence levels, and whether intelligence declines as we grow older.
Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot
Unleashing Your Brain's Potential
Paperback ISBN: 0609810057
Integrating the latest research into brain science and psychology, the noted neurologist introduces a practical program for enhancing one's cognitive abilities, organizing thoughts and ideas, strengthening sensory capacities, and developing emotional memory. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
A Whole New Mind
Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Paperback ISBN: 1594481717
Uses the two sides of the human brain as a metaphor for understanding how the information age came about throughout the course of the past generation, counseling readers on how to survive and find a place in a society that is marked by rising affluence, job outsourcing, and computer technology at the expense of inventiveness, empathy, and meaning. Reprint.
How the Mind Works
Paperback ISBN: 0393318486
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a national best-seller illuminates the evolution and operation of the human brain and the meaning of human nature. Reprint.
Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain
Paperback ISBN: 0380726475
Linking the process of rational decision making to emotions, a scientist who has done extensive research with brain-damaged patients notes the dependence of thought processes on feelings and the body's survival-oriented regulators
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