The Idiot Brain

The Idiot Brain
Author: Dean Burnett
Publsiher: Guardian Faber Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN 10: 1783350830
ISBN 13: 9781783350834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idiot Brain Book Review:

Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing... but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised. For example, did you know that your memory is egotistical? That conspiracy theories and superstitions are the inevitable effects of a healthy brain? Or that alcohol can actually improve your memory?** In The Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett tours our mysterious and mischievous grey (and white) matter. Along the way he explains the human brain's imperfections in all their glory and how these influence everything we say, do and experience. Expertly researched and entertainingly written, this book is for anyone who has wondered why their brain appears to be sabotaging their life, and what on earth it is really up to. **Editor's note: please read the book before testing this conclusion.

The Idiot Brain

The Idiot Brain
Author: Dean Burnett
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 1443450081
ISBN 13: 9781443450089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idiot Brain Book Review:

The brain may be the seat of consciousness and the engine of all human experience, but it’s also messy, fallible and disorganized. It’s undeniably impressive, but it’s far from perfect, and these imperfections influence everything that humans say, do and experience. In The Idiot Brain, Dean Burnett celebrates the downright laughable things our minds do to us, as well as exposing the fact that people are often way off in their thinking about how the brain works. For example, did you know that your memory is egotistical? stress can actually increase your performance at a task? conspiracy theories and superstitions stem from your brain’s insistence that the world isn’t random? the brain’s limitations mean you really can miss something that’s right under your nose? the way the brain’s processing works means that time really does fly if you’re having fun? alcohol can sometimes improve your memory? Dean Burnett’s unpredictable and entertaining first book explores the unexpected side of everyday life, highlighting where conventional thinking is wrong and how our brains trip us up at every turn. This is lucid, funny and smart: in short, the best kind of popular science.

The Idiot Brain

The Idiot Brain
Author: Dean Burnett
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 9781443450072
ISBN 13: 1443450073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idiot Brain Book Review:

A neuroscientist’s delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous, entirely fallible grey matter It’s happened to all of us at some point. You walk into the kitchen, or flip open your laptop, or stride confidently up to a lectern, filled with purpose?and suddenly haven’t the foggiest idea what you’re doing. Welcome to your idiot brain. Yes, it is an absolute marvel in some respects?the seat of our consciousness, the pinnacle (so far) of evolutionary progress and the engine of all human experience?but your brain is also messy, fallible and about 50,000 years out of date. We cling to superstitions, remember faces but not names, miss things sitting right in front of us and lie awake at night while our brains replay our greatest fears on an endless loop. Yet all of this, believe it or not, is the sign of a well-meaning brain doing its best to keep you alive and healthy. In The Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett celebrates blind spots, blackouts, insomnia and all the other downright laughable things our minds do to us, while also exposing the many mistakes we’ve made in our quest to understand how our brains actually work. Expertly researched and entertainingly written, this book is for everyone who has wondered why their brain appears to be sabotaging their life, and what on earth it is really up to.

Idiot Brain

Idiot Brain
Author: Dean Burnett
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 9780393253788
ISBN 13: 0393253783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Idiot Brain Book Review:

A neuroscientist's delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous, entirely fallible gray matter.

The Happy Brain

The Happy Brain
Author: Dean Burnett
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1783351314
ISBN 13: 9781783351312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happy Brain Book Review:

'Funny, wise and absolutely fascinating.' Adam Kay, author of This Is Going to Hurt *** Do you want to be happy? If so - read on. This book has all the answers* In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to explore some fundamental questions about happiness. What does it actually mean to be happy? Where does it come from? And what, really, is the point of it? Forget searching for the secret of happiness through lifestyle fads or cod philosophy - Burnett reveals the often surprising truth behind what make us tick. From whether happiness really begins at home (spoiler alert: yes - sort of) to what love, sex, friendship, wealth, laughter and success actually do to our brains, this book offers a uniquely entertaining insight into what it means to be human. *Not really. Sorry. But it does have some very interesting questions, and at least the occasional answer.

SUMMARY Idiot Brain What Your Head Is Really Up To By Dean Burnett

SUMMARY   Idiot Brain  What Your Head Is Really Up To By Dean Burnett
Author: Shortcut Edition
Publsiher: Shortcut Edition
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SUMMARY Idiot Brain What Your Head Is Really Up To By Dean Burnett Book Review:

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover that the functioning of the brain is far from perfect. You will also discover : its many errors and limitations; how to take a step back from your behaviors; techniques to avoid the most obvious mistakes; how to become smarter; how to reduce stress. The current state of the human brain is the result of thousands of years of evolution. It is a prodigious machine that allowed man to rule the Earth, to invent language, aviation and nuclear energy. It is therefore rightly celebrated and admired. However, behind these remarkable accomplishments lie limited functions, remnants of the past that restrict his abilities. These have direct consequences on human behavior. Knowing them allows one to better protect oneself against them and thus improve one's life. Are you ready to know the truth about your actions? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Psycho Logical

Psycho Logical
Author: Dean Burnett
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1783352345
ISBN 13: 9781783352340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psycho Logical Book Review:

'Compelling and wise and rational.' - Jon Ronson One in four of us experience a mental health problem each year, with anxiety and depression alone affecting over 500 million people worldwide. Why are these conditions so widespread? What is it about modern life that has such an impact on our mental health? And why is there still so much confusion and stigma around these issues? In Psycho-Logical, neuroscientist and bestselling author Dean Burnett answers these questions and more, revealing what is actually going on in our brains when we suffer mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and addiction. Combining illuminating scientific research with first-hand insights from people who deal with mental health problems on a daily basis, this is an honest, entertaining and reassuring account of how and why these issues occur, and how to make sense of them.

Why Your Parents Are Driving You Up the Wall and What To Do About It

Why Your Parents Are Driving You Up the Wall and What To Do About It
Author: Dean Burnett
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN 10: 0241403154
ISBN 13: 9780241403150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Your Parents Are Driving You Up the Wall and What To Do About It Book Review:

'A wonderfully useful book, told with wit and wisdom' - Adam Kay, best-selling author of THIS IS GOING TO HURT "Get up or you'll miss the best part of the day!" "You treat this place like a hotel." "Can you just put that phone down for one minute?!" After years of reliable performance, has something recently gone wrong with your parents? Do you find yourself stressed out, arguing about the most ridiculous things? Is it like you're processing the same world with entirely different brains? Do you and your parents want to fix things? There are hundreds of books for them about how to deal with you. Now, for the first time, doctor of brains and international bestselling author, Dean Burnett has written a book for YOU to understand just what on earth is going on. Like, just WHY are your parents: - Obsessed with tidiness - Not letting you get enough sleep - Just generally not getting anything that's important to you! But don't worry. These are very normal parent malfunctions, and by understanding the science behind where they're coming from, you'll know exactly how to troubleshoot conflict when it occurs (and even fix it before it does). You'll never be able to remove arguments completely. But imagine what you'd be capable of if you weren't wasting all that time and energy arguing about tidying your room.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding the Brain

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding the Brain
Author: Arthur Bard,Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2002-07-01
ISBN 10: 144062576X
ISBN 13: 9781440625763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding the Brain Book Review:

You're no idiot, of course. You know your own mind, but when it comes to understanding what's really going on in your head - all those synapses, all those neurones - you feel like you're just about brain-dead! Don't let it unnerve you! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding the Brain' proves that you don't need to be a genius to be in the know, and gives you losts of fun stuff to think about, too. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -The history of human knowledge of the brain. -Insights into what causes brain disorders and how best to treat them. -Thoughtful tips about the many different ways we learn new information.

More Money Than Brains

More Money Than Brains
Author: Laura Penny
Publsiher: Emblem Editions
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0771070497
ISBN 13: 9780771070495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Money Than Brains Book Review:

One of Canada's funniest and most incisive social critics reveals why in North America, where governments spend so much on schools and colleges, training is valued far more than education and loud-mouth ignoramuses are widely and publicly celebrated. Public education in the United States is in such pitiful shape, the president wants to replace it. Test results from Canadian public schools indicate that Canadian students are at least better at taking tests than their American cousins. On both sides of the border, education is rapidly giving way to job training, and learning how to think for yourself and for the sake of dipping into the vast ocean of human knowledge is going distinctly out of fashion. It gets worse, says Laura Penny, university lecturer and scathingly funny writer. Paradoxically, in the two nations that have among the best universities, libraries, and research institutions in the world, intellectuals are largely distrusted and yelping ignoramuses now clog the arenas of public discourse. A brilliant defence of the humanities and social sciences, More Money Than Brains takes a deadly and extremely funny aim at those who would dumb us down. From the Hardcover edition.

Your Brain Explained

Your Brain  Explained
Author: Marc Dingman
Publsiher: Nicholas Brealey
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1473696585
ISBN 13: 9781473696587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Brain Explained Book Review:

Sleep. Memory. Pleasure. Fear. Language. We experience these things every day, but how do our brains create them? Your Brain, Explained is a personal tour around your gray matter. Neuroscientist Marc Dingman gives you a crash course in how your brain works and explains the latest research on the brain functions that affect you on a daily basis. You'll also discover what happens when the brain doesn't work the way it should, causing problems such as insomnia, ADHD, depression, or addiction. You'll learn how neuroscience is working to fix these problems, and how you can build up your defenses against the most common faults of the mind. Along the way you'll find out: · Why brain training games don't prevent dementia · What it's like to remember every day of your life as if it were yesterday · Which popular psychiatric drug was created from German rocket fuel · How you might unknowingly be sabotaging your sleep Drawing on the author's popular YouTube series, 2-minute Neuroscience, this is a friendly, engaging introduction to the human brain and its quirks from the perspective of a neuroscientist--using real-life examples and the author's own eye-opening illustrations. Your brain is yours to discover!

The Idiot

The Idiot
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 660
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 1465516093
ISBN 13: 9781465516091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Baby Brain Games

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Baby Brain Games
Author: Lawrence E. Shapiro
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781592577019
ISBN 13: 1592577016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Baby Brain Games Book Review:

Play that stimulates young minds. Play is the language that babies know best. Here, readers will find over 300 games to play with infants from one week to eighteen months old. Divided into games that stimulate cognitive, language, emotional, and social development, this book will delight parents and babies as it helps foster mental and physical growth. • Written by an internationally recognized authority on brain games for babies • No other book on infant play has as many games or is as effective in linking games with their mental and physical health benefits • Focused on helping parents teach their babies how to learn, rather than pushing them beyond their developmental level

Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You

Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You
Author: Marc Schoen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN 10: 1101609834
ISBN 13: 9781101609835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You Book Review:

Thanks to technology, we live in a world that’s much more comfortable than ever before. But here’s the paradox: our tolerance for discomfort is at an all-time low. And as we wrestle with a sinking “discomfort threshold,” we increasingly find ourselves at the mercy of our primitive instincts and reactions that can perpetuate disease, dysfunction, and impair performance and decision making. Designed to keep us out of danger, our limbic brain’s Survival Instinct controls what we intuitively do to avert injury or death, such as running out of a burning building. Rarely are we required to recruit this instinct today because seldom do we find ourselves in situations that are truly life-threatening. However, this part of our brain is programmed to naturally and automatically react to even the most benign forms of discomfort and stress as serious threats to our survival. In this seminal book we learn how the Survival Instinct is the culprit that triggers a person to overeat, prevents the insomniac from sleeping, causes the executive to unravel under pressure, leads travelers to avoid planes or freeways, inflames pain, and due to past heartache, closes down an individual to love. In all of these cases, their overly-sensitive Survival Instinct is being called into action at the slightest hint of discomfort. In short, their Survival Instinct is stuck in the “ON” position…with grave consequences. Your Survival Is Killing You can transform the way you live. Provocative, eye-opening, and surprisingly practical with its gallery of strategies and ideas, this book will show you how to build up your “instinctual muscles” for successfully managing discomfort while taming your overly reactive Survival Instinct. You will learn that the management of discomfort is the single most important skill for the twenty-first century. This book is, at its heart, a modern guide to survival.

The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself
Author: Norman Doidge
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-03-15
ISBN 10: 1101147113
ISBN 13: 9781101147115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brain That Changes Itself Book Review:

“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Follow Your Brain Your Heart Is an Idiot

Follow Your Brain  Your Heart Is an Idiot
Author: Toilet Paper Press
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 9781545117019
ISBN 13: 1545117012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Follow Your Brain Your Heart Is an Idiot Book Review:

Toilet paper journals . A perfect space to write down all your crap. Forget about fancy notebooks and have fun with the irreverence and style of a toilet paper notebook. Wipe your nose, throw it away, or keep it as a reminder of the shit you have gone through. Are you looking for a perfect present, with lots of style, that won't break your bank? Tired of the typical greeting cards that you shove in a drawer and never look at again? Give a toilet paper journal! No matter the occasion, we all have tons of shit to remember, and a place to write it all down is always welcome! Take a look at our amazingly sarcastic selection today!

The Little Book of Psychology

The Little Book of Psychology
Author: Emily Ralls,Caroline Riggs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 163228135X
ISBN 13: 9781632281357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of Psychology Book Review:

If you want to know your Freud from your Jung and your Milgram from your Maslow, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of psychology. Including accessible primers on: The early thinkers who contributed to psychological ideas and the birth of modern psychology Famous (and often controversial) experiments and their repercussions What psychology can teach us about memory, language, conformity, reasoning and emotions The ethics of psychological studies Recent developments in the modern fields of evolutionary and cyber psychology. This illuminating little book will introduce you to the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand how the study of mind and behaviour has sculpted the world we live in and the way we think today.

The Idiot

The Idiot
Author: Elif Batuman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 1101622512
ISBN 13: 9781101622513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idiot Book Review:

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction • Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQ “Masterly funny debut novel . . . Erudite but never pretentious, The Idiot will make you crave more books by Batuman.” —Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan's friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin's summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer. With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood. Her prose is a rare and inimitable combination of tenderness and wisdom; its logic as natural and inscrutable as that of memory itself. The Idiot is a heroic yet self-effacing reckoning with the terror and joy of becoming a person in a world that is as intoxicating as it is disquieting. Batuman's fiction is unguarded against both life's affronts and its beauty--and has at its command the complete range of thinking and feeling which they entail. Named one the best books of the year by Refinery29 • Mashable One • Elle Magazine • The New York Times • Bookpage • Vogue • NPR • Buzzfeed •The Millions

Power Up Your Brain

Power Up Your Brain
Author: David Perlmutter, M.D.,Alberto Villoldo
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 1401928188
ISBN 13: 9781401928186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Up Your Brain Book Review:

The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we’ve see—monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe—it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone. Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices. Drawing the most powerful tools from each discipline, Perlmutter and Villoldo guide you through this groundbreaking, five-week program to help you overcome toxic emotions and awaken the power of your higher brain. Power Up Your Brain will show you how to: • reduce your risk of devastating diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease,and Parkinson’s; • overcome painful memories and break unhealthy emotional and behavioralpatterns; and • gain powerful clarity of thought to experience inner peace, creativity, andenlightenment—all without the use of prescription drugs! The nutritional advice, dietary supplements, fasting, and physical exercise outlined will not only help repair parts of your brain that have been affected by stress but also create a fertile environment to grow new brain cells and turn on the genes responsible for longevity, improved immunity, and enhanced brain function. And the shamanic practices, meditation, and visualizations will help bring online brain regions that allow for peace, compassion, innovation, and joy to arise naturally. Following the Power Up Your Brain program will help you clear your mind and healyour body; and open you up to experience the inner peace, vast insight, and extraordinary creativity that define the experience of enlightenment.

Tame the Primitive Brain

Tame the Primitive Brain
Author: Mark Bowden
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-03-04
ISBN 10: 1118436989
ISBN 13: 9781118436981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tame the Primitive Brain Book Review:

A new and simple system to understanding and controlling the behavior of others Noted body language, behavior and communication expert Mark Bowden offers a totally practical, easy-to-read guide to understanding the impulsive actions of others, along with the best tools to manage them. A number one anxiety in business is dealing with problem people. In Tame the Primitive Brain, Mark Bowden's fresh approach is the fastest and most effective way to understand why someone acts towards you the way they do; why you react to their behavior in the way you do; and most importantly, what exactly to do about it to achieve the right outcomes. Brings new and fresh perspectives to business readers for dealing with tricky behaviors Explains how to effectively manage those around you at any level in an organization Shares the latest evolutionary behavioral theory, neuroscientific evidence, and the tried and tested tools and tricks based on these premises This simple model of how we humans can and do relate to each other brings increased depth of understanding and expands your toolset to better manage yourself and others to achieve anything.