Owner's Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind-Brain Research / Edition 3

Owner's Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind-Brain Research / Edition 3

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by Pierce J. Howard
     
 

Our brains are immensely powerful organs that influence all areas of our lives--sleep, diet, sex, relationships, memory, aging, creativity, learning, spirituality, motivation and personality. In this new edition, Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D., presents fascinating new research in these and many other areas, summarizing the current knowledge in each area with illustrations… See more details below

Overview

Our brains are immensely powerful organs that influence all areas of our lives--sleep, diet, sex, relationships, memory, aging, creativity, learning, spirituality, motivation and personality. In this new edition, Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D., presents fascinating new research in these and many other areas, summarizing the current knowledge in each area with illustrations and practical advice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885167644
Publisher:
Bard Press TX
Publication date:
04/25/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1040
Sales rank:
871,371
Product dimensions:
7.13(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

Quick content guide13
Preface14
The author20
Pt. 1Catching up on how the brain works: The latest news from cognitive science
1Getting started: A framework for exploring mind-brain concepts24
2Brain basics: A refresher course in hardware and hormones34
Pt. 2Your personal almanac: The power of the mind-body relationship
3Getting along with the opposite sex: The wiring is not the same44
4Growing old: Use it or lose it!58
5Nourishment: Food for the body, fuel for the brain70
6Chemicals and consequences: The effects of mind-altering agents82
7A good night's sleep: Cycles, dreams, naps, and nightmares92
8A brain potpourri: From handedness to headaches106
Pt. 3The brain and your personality: Emotions, traits, and intelligence
9The nature-and-nurture debate: The pendulum swings120
10Are personality traits for real? The Big-Five model130
11The psychobiology of emotions: More than ecstasy and terror?144
12The three faces of intelligence: Process, content, and structure156
Pt. 4People at work: Using mind-brain research for continuous performance improvement
13Optimism and hardiness: Two sides of the motivation coin168
14Stress and burnout: The neurobiology of motivation176
15Getting an attitude: Reframing strategies for a healthier outlook190
16Brain ergonomics: Workplace design for quality and productivity204
17The five senses: Brain messages that influence work212
Pt. 5Creating new mental paths: Memory, creativity, and problem solving
18Class action: Tools and techniques for acquiring knowledge230
19Learning that sticks: Insights for enhancing memory240
20We are all teachers and students: Helping learning happen254
21The psychobiology of creativity: Cultivating a precious resource270
22Getting the creative juices to flow: Removing obstacles to creativity280
23Creative leverage: A guide to problem-solving breakthroughs288
Pt. 6The quest for knowledge: The brain-philosophy connection
24How we view the world: Epistemology and the search for peace302
25Sacred systems and shifting paradigms: Everyday epistemology308
26The mind in relationships: Communication that connects318
27Updating your owner's manual: Continuing the search326
Appendixes332
Glossary354
Bibliography360
Index370
Reader participation card392
Brain Update: A quarterly newsletter for keeping current394
About CentACS: The Center for Applied Cognitive Studies396

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