Brain Cognition and Memory
The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0316010669
Draws on a range of case studies to explore the process by which people make decisions, explaining how the difference between good and bad decision making is directly related to the details on which people focus, and counsels readers on how to become better decision makers in every aspect of life. Reprint.
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.
Thinking in Pictures
And Other Reports from My LIfe with Autism
Paperback ISBN: 0307275655
Celebrated for her unique empathy with animals, the animal scientist describes how she and other victims of autism perceive the world, and relates the ways in which she has been able to adapt and have a successful career. Reissue. 15,000 first printing.
Phantoms in the Brain
Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
Paperback ISBN: 0688172172
Explores the vast complexities of the human brain and how it works, drawing on real-life case studies of patients suffering from unusual neurological afflictions to explain what occurs in the brain
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.
Art Is a Way of Knowing
Paperback ISBN: 1570620784
Making art—giving form to the images that arise in our mind's eye, our dreams, and our everyday lives—is a form of spiritual practice through which knowledge of ourselves can ripen into wisdom. This book offers encouragement for everyone to explore art making in this spirit of self-discovery—plus practical instructions on material, methods, and activities such as ways to: Discover a personal myth or story Recognize patterns and themes in one's life Identify and release painful memories Combine journaling and image making Practice the ancient skill of active imagination Connect with others through sharing one's art works Interwoven with this guidance is the intimate story of the author's own journey as a student, art therapist, teacher, wife, mother, and artist—and, most of all, as a woman who discovered a profound and healing connection with her soul through making art.
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.
Your Miracle Brain
Maximize Your Brainpower, Boost Your Memory, Lift Your Mood, Improve Your IQ and Creativity, Prevent and Reverse Mental Aging
Paperback ISBN: 0060984406
A guide to maximizing brain power discusses ways to lift moods, sharpen memory skills, increase creativity and intelligence, and protect the brain from the aging process. Reprint.
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.