Brain Cognition and Memory
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.
The Mind Map Book
How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential
Paperback ISBN: 0452273226
An authority on learning techniques and the brain offers a groundbreaking program for tapping and freeing the mind's hidden powers, showing ways to improve memory, concentration, and creativity
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.
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.
The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
New Constructs of Mind and Reality
Paperback ISBN: 0892819944
The classic work that shaped the thought of a generation with its powerful insights into the true nature of mind and reality. â€¢ Defines culture as a "cosmic egg" structured by the mind's drive for logical ordering of its universe. â€¢ Provides techniques allowing individuals to break through the vicious circle of logic-based systems to attain expanded ways of creative living and learning. The sum total of our notions of what the world is--and what we perceive its full potential to be--form a shell of rational thought in which we reside. This logical universe creates a vicious circle of reasoning that robs our minds of power and prevents us from reaching our true potential. To step beyond that circle requires a centering and focus that today's society assaults on every level. Through the insights of Teilhard, Tillich, Jung, Jesus, Carlos Castaneda, and others, Joseph Chilton Pearce provides a mode of thinking through which imagination can escape the mundane shell of current construct reality and leap into a new phase of human evolution. This enormously popular New Age classic is finally available again to challenge the assumptions of a new generation of readers and help them develop their potential through new creative modes of thinking. With a masterful synthesis of recent discoveries in physics, biology, and psychology, Pearce reveals the extraordinary relationship of mind and reality and nature's blueprint for a self-transcending humanity.
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
The Breakthrough Medical Program That Improves Your Mind and Memory
Hardcover ISBN: 0446520675
Including a four-part program that involves nutritional, stress-relieving, pharmacological, and mind-body exercises therapies to overcome the effects of brain aging, a guide helps readers over forty control a hormone called cortisol and improve their mental acuity.