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Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf
Seeing Voices
A Journey into the World of the Deaf
Paperback      ISBN: 0060973471

The bestselling author and "one of the greatest clinical writers of the twentieth century" (New York Times) explores the world of deafness and ponders the nature of human communication.

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Animals in Translation
Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Paperback      ISBN: 0156031442
I don't know if people will ever be able to talk to animals the way Doctor Doolittle could, or whether animals will be able to talk back. Maybe science will have something to say about that. But I do know people can learn to "talk" to animals, and to hear what animals have to say, better than they do now. --From Animals in Translation

Why would a cow lick a tractor? Why are collies getting dumber? Why do dolphins sometimes kill for fun? How can a parrot learn to spell? How did wolves teach man to evolve? Temple Grandin draws upon a long, distinguished career as an animal scientist and her own experiences with autism to deliver an extraordinary message about how animals act, think, and feel. She has a perspective like that of no other expert in the field, which allows her to offer unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas.

People with autism can often think the way animals think, putting them in the perfect position to translate "animal talk." Grandin is a faithful guide into their world, exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius. The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense and will forever change the way we think about animals.

*includes a Behavior and Training Troubleshooting Guide

Among its provocative ideas, the book:
argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness--and that animals do have consciousness applies the autism theory of "hyper-specificity" to animals, showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they "can't see the forest for the trees"--a talent as well as a "deficit" explores the "interpreter" in the normal human brain that filters out detail, leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them--a reality animals and autistic people see, sometimes all too clearlyexplains how animals have "superhuman" skills: animals have animal geniuscompares animals to autistic savants, declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants, with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think, to decide, and even to predict the future reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid

The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential
The Mind Map Book
How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential
Paperback      ISBN: 0452273226
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

The potential of the human brain is phenomenal, and Tony Buzan has been a pioneer in researching that potential and helping people learn how to make the most of their brainpower. The Mind Map Book is his most important and comprehensive book on the subject. It offers exciting new ways of using and improving memory, concentration, and creativity in planning and structuring thought on all levels, in order to accelerate the ability to learn, remember, and record information.

Mind Mapping and Radiant Thinking are groundbreaking methods of accessing intelligence, developed over many years by the author, and here he provides a complete operating manual for all who want to use their brains to their fullest potential. It is a process currently used with extraordinary success by multinational corporations, leading universities, champion athletes, and outstanding artists. Featuring a range of stimulating excercises and a lavish collection of full-color photographs and original Mind Maps that illustrate the technique, it shows you precisely how to:

- Mirror and magnify your brain's pattern of perception and association in the way you learn, think, and create
- Quickly master the right way to take notes, organize a speech, a writing assignment, a report
- Join with others to pool thinking productively, memorize a mammoth amount of data, free your ideas to grow and expand constantly in depth and dimension

With 84 illustrations in full color and 44 in black and white
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Hardcover      ISBN: 055309503x

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness or virtue. Goleman's fascinating report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers us startling new insight into our two minds--the rational and the emotional--and how they together shape our destiny.

Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness
Keep Your Brain Alive
83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness
Paperback      ISBN: 0761110526

No more punch lines that just slipped away. No more names on the tip of your tongue. No more senior moments Drawing on cutting-edge neurological research, how to keep your brain alive: 83 neurobic exercises brings help to everyone whose memory is starting to slip. Devised by Dr. Lawrence Katz, a professor of neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center, and Manning Rubin, author of "60 Ways to Relieve Stress in 60 Seconds," here is a regimen of mental cross-training that can be done anywhere, by anyone, at any time of day. The premise is simple: When you exercise the brain, you release natural growth factors called neurotrophins, which in turn enhance the brain's level of fitness. And nothing so easily stimulates the brain as breaking routines and using the five senses in new and unexpected ways. So if you're right-handed, wake up tomorrow and brush your teeth with your left hand. Or close your eyes before you get into the car and then get the key into the ignition. Every time you open a new circuit in your brain, it's like doing a round of mental sit-ups, without the pain.

Language Learnability and Language Development
Language Learnability and Language Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0674510534

In this study, Steven Pinker develops an approach to the problem of language learning. This edition is reprinted with a new commentary by the author.

Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
Creativity
Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060171332

The author of The Evolving Self draws on the theories put forth in his best-selling Flow to explain the creative process and share personal anecdotes of successful people to show readers how to tap into their own creativity. $40,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Your Miracle Brain: Maximize Your Brainpower, Boost Your Memory, Lift Your Mood, Improve Your IQ and Creativity, Prevent and Reverse Menta
Your Miracle Brain
Maximize Your Brainpower, Boost Your Memory, Lift Your Mood, Improve Your IQ and Creativity, Prevent and Reverse Menta
Paperback      ISBN: 0060984406

Bestselling author Jean Carper reveals the astonishing new discoveries that have caused brain researchers to completely revise their ideas about the brain's marvelous capabilities for change through "nutritional neuroscience." In this amazing book you will learn how you can mold your brain to optimize memory, intelligence mental achievement, and mood by eating the right foods and taking specific brain-boosting supplements: from common vitamin E to alpha-lipoic acid, ginkgo biloba, and coenzyme Q10. Here, too, is astounding information on raising your children's IQ before they are born; which vitamins can boost intelligence and memory; how high blood pressure can shrink your brain; what foods to eat to sharpen memory and rejuvenate brain cells, and much more.

Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism
Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition
My Life with Autism
Paperback      ISBN: 0307275655

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism--because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.
Stairway to the Mind: The Controversial New Science of Consciousness
Stairway to the Mind
The Controversial New Science of Consciousness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0387943811
Stairway to the Mind explores one of the most exciting and controversial areas of modern science: consciousness and the nature of the mind. The book proposes that consciousness emerges from hierarchical layers of mental reality, in the same way that life emerges from layers of biological reality. The book is aimed at general readers with an interest in the mind and neuroscience, as well as a wide range of scientists whose work is related to the rapidly-growing field of neuroscience and consciousness research.