Brain Cognition and Memory
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.
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.
Knowing Our Own Minds
Paperback ISBN: 0199241406
Knowledge of one's own sensations, desires, intentions, thoughts, beliefs, and other attitudes is characteristically different from other kinds of knowledge: it has greater immediacy, authority, and salience. This volume offers a powerful and comprehensive look at current work on this topic, featuring closely interlinked essays by leading figures in the field that examine philosophical questions raised by the distinctive character of self-knowledge, relating it to knowledge of other minds, to rationality and agency, externalist theories of psychological content, and knowledge of language.
The Blank Slate
The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Paperback ISBN: 0142003344
In a provocative study of the nature versus nurture debate, one of the world's foremost experts on language and the mind brilliantly explores the modern self-denial of our basic human natures. Reprint.
Animals In Translation
Using The Mysteries Of Autism To Decode Animal Behavior
Paperback ISBN: 0156031442
An animal scientist draws on her experience as an autistic to identify commonalities between animals and autistics, offering insight into how animals process sensory information and how they often possess unrecognized talents.
How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci
Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
Paperback ISBN: 0440508274
Identifies seven basic elements of Leonardo da Vinci's way of thinking and learning and shows readers how to use them to enrich their personal and professional lives through a wealth of exercises, illustrations, and material from da Vinci's notebooks. Reissue.