Our Wired Nerves

Our Wired Nerves
Author: Douglas W. Zochodne
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2020-07-25
ISBN 10: 0128214880
ISBN 13: 9780128214886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Wired Nerves Book Review:

The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It is made up of two major divisions: the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system. This consists of all other neural elements, including the peripheral nerves and the autonomic nerves. Peripheral nerves are the essential connections between the brain and spinal cord and the body. Without nerves there is no movement or sensation. Our Wired Nerves: The Human Nerve Connectome, reviews the essential anatomy and physiology of the peripheral nerve. It introduces the reader to what neuropathies are, how pain arises from damaged nerves and how nerves might be regenerated, including new and exciting ideas over how to coax their regrowth. Written by Dr. Douglas Zochodne leading expert in the field, and first book to focus on the Peripheral nerves it will surely be an essential reference for researchers and clinicians alike. Discusses the barriers to nerve regrowth and new strategies to reverse them Reviews of disorders of the peripheral nerves Exams reasons for nerve injuries Reviews recent discoveries in nerve research

Discovering the Brain

Discovering the Brain
Author: National Academy of Sciences,Institute of Medicine,Sandra Ackerman
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN 10: 0309045290
ISBN 13: 9780309045292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering the Brain Book Review:

The brain ... There is no other part of the human anatomy that is so intriguing. How does it develop and function and why does it sometimes, tragically, degenerate? The answers are complex. In Discovering the Brain, science writer Sandra Ackerman cuts through the complexity to bring this vital topic to the public. The 1990s were declared the "Decade of the Brain" by former President Bush, and the neuroscience community responded with a host of new investigations and conferences. Discovering the Brain is based on the Institute of Medicine conference, Decade of the Brain: Frontiers in Neuroscience and Brain Research. Discovering the Brain is a "field guide" to the brain--an easy-to-read discussion of the brain's physical structure and where functions such as language and music appreciation lie. Ackerman examines How electrical and chemical signals are conveyed in the brain. The mechanisms by which we see, hear, think, and pay attention--and how a "gut feeling" actually originates in the brain. Learning and memory retention, including parallels to computer memory and what they might tell us about our own mental capacity. Development of the brain throughout the life span, with a look at the aging brain. Ackerman provides an enlightening chapter on the connection between the brain's physical condition and various mental disorders and notes what progress can realistically be made toward the prevention and treatment of stroke and other ailments. Finally, she explores the potential for major advances during the "Decade of the Brain," with a look at medical imaging techniques--what various technologies can and cannot tell us--and how the public and private sectors can contribute to continued advances in neuroscience. This highly readable volume will provide the public and policymakers--and many scientists as well--with a helpful guide to understanding the many discoveries that are sure to be announced throughout the "Decade of the Brain."

Marsupials

Marsupials
Author: Patricia J. Armati,Chris R. Dickman,Ian D. Hume
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-08-17
ISBN 10: 113945742X
ISBN 13: 9781139457422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marsupials Book Review:

This 2006 book examines the exciting discoveries in the study of marsupials of the last 20 years. These discoveries have led to significant developments in our understanding of this unique group of mammals. The impact of these developments have been such that marsupials are coming to be seen as model organisms in studies of life history evolution, ageing and senescence, sex determination and the development and regeneration of the nervous system. This volume brings together information scattered throughout the primary literature. Coverage includes evolutionary history and management strategies as well as all aspects of basic biology. A complete listing of known species and a comprehensive list of references make this a unique repository of information on this fascinating group of animals.

The Polyvagal Theory

The Polyvagal Theory
Author: Gary Fike
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2021-04-24
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798742356714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Polyvagal Theory Book Review:

Have you ever been in a situation where you feel uncertain or in danger but not really sure why? You may look around and see that no one else seems to be bothered, but something still feels off to you? You may not realize it, but you are walking around in the world each day reading thousands of social cues in your environment. In our interacting with others, we pick up facial expressions, tones of voice, bodily movement, and more. We are constantly busy observing and interacting with the world and others as part of the human experience. As we have these interactions with others, our sense of self is being shaped. We learn about ourselves and about others, who we can trust, and who feels dangerous to us. Our bodies are processing this type of information constantly through these interactions with the world. With anxiety, depression and stress on the climb, have you ever wondered how you can understand your reactions to life's challenges and stressors? Or maybe you wondered how you can become more resilient? Did you know that you can map your own nervous system? This is such a powerful tool that can help you shift the state of your nervous system to help you feel more mindful, grounded, and joyful during the day, and more importantly during your life. The terms "fight or flight" and "rest and digest" are typically what we refer to when discussing this autonomic nervous system. However, there are different aspects of the nervous system referred to as the polyvagal theory, developed by Dr. Stephen Porges. The vagus nerve, referred to as the wandering nerve in Latin, is one of the longest nerves and is a cranial nerve that originates in the brainstem and innervates the muscles of the throat, circulation, respiration, digestion and elimination. The vagus nerve is the major constituent of the parasympathetic nervous system and 80 percent of it's nerve fibers are sensory, which means the feedback is critical for the body's homeostasis. .Pretty amazing, wouldn't you say? When we are in this stressed state or potentially anxious state, then we cannot be curious, or be empathetic at the same time. In addition to not being able to be empathetic or curious, we are also not able to break the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for executive function, communicating, guiding, and coordinating the functions of the different parts of the brain, back online. This essentially means that we are not able to regulate our attention and focus. Sound familiar? Although the vagus nerve is known for being widely distributed and connected to a variety of areas of the body, it is important to note that this system can influence cranial nerves that regulate social engagement through facial expression and vocalization. As human beings who are wired for connection, we can understand how scanning for danger cues can happen frequently in our interactions with our significant other or important supportive others in our lives. We innately long for feelings of safety, trust, and comfort in our connections with others and quickly pick up cues that tell us when we may not be safe. As people become safer with and for each other, it can be easier to build healthy bonds, share vulnerabilities, and experience intimacy with each other. Once you can identify what those states are for you, then you can recognize what your triggers and glimmers are for that state. You can really begin to make a profound difference in your nervous system state. You can take ownership of what's happening to your body, you can tune in to what's happening, and know how to regulate your emotions and your responses to stress. Ultimately, this is how we can begin to develop resilience. Learn the best way to stimulate your vagus nerve, help your body be on high alert for danger cues and ultimately feel safe and become safe for a lifetime with this guide.

Wired for Survival

Wired for Survival
Author: Margaret M. Polski
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN 10: 9780138140595
ISBN 13: 0138140596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wired for Survival Book Review:

Lessons from the Cutting-Edge of Neuroscience: “Remapping” to Thrive in the New Global Economy! “Do you ever wonder how you think? If you do, this book will fascinate and inform you. If you don’t, you will after reading this book. Either way, you’ll enjoy learning how we don’t usually do it as we think we do, how we may do it better for that very reason, and how we may do it still better once we understand.” –Thomas C. Schelling, 2005 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus, University of Maryland Drawing on cutting-edge research in the neurosciences, Wired for Survival illuminates the surprising security implications of rapid change in the emerging economies and develops practical, technically sound ways to face the challenges of global change. Researcher and consultant Margaret M. Polski begins by uncovering the remarkable neurobiological underpinnings of policy. Polski reveals why the most effective political and economic policies are codified not in law, treaty, or culture, but in the networks embedded in our bodies and brains...and how protecting our prosperity requires us to adapt those networks to radically new realities. Next, Polski applies these fresh insights to three critical security issues: how best to defend our national interests; to take offensive action to protect our interests; and to strengthen our financial system. Finally, she provides “rules for the road” that can be applied to a world of problems: how best to compete in global markets; to build stronger, more secure communities; to manage energy and other key resources; to invest in and secure critical infrastructure; to address the structural impacts of trade; and to manage tomorrow’s catastrophes, both natural and man-made. As a political economist, executive, government advisor, and consultant, Polski has spent more than two decades devising strategies for surviving change in the global political economy. Now, drawing on the breakthrough research in social neuroscience, she offers insights that will help you thrive, not just survive! “First, kill all the pundits and policy wonks...” Why you’ll make better decisions by thinking for yourself—and how to do it Thinking in the wild Uncovering the intuitive interactions between our minds, bodies, and 21st century environment Overcoming our biases, our histories, and our vulnerability to groupthink Mastering the deep motivations that traditional economics doesn’t understand

Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements Examining Safety

Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements  Examining Safety
Author: Leslie Pray,Food and Nutrition Board,Planning Committee for a Workshop on Potential Health Hazards Associated with Consumption of Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements,Ann L. Yaktine,Diana Pankevich,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academy Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN 10: 9780309297493
ISBN 13: 0309297494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements Examining Safety Book Review:

"Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements" is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine in August 2013 to review the available science on safe levels of caffeine consumption in foods, beverages, and dietary supplements and to identify data gaps. Scientists with expertise in food safety, nutrition, pharmacology, psychology, toxicology, and related disciplines; medical professionals with pediatric and adult patient experience in cardiology, neurology, and psychiatry; public health professionals; food industry representatives; regulatory experts; and consumer advocates discussed the safety of caffeine in food and dietary supplements, including, but not limited to, caffeinated beverage products, and identified data gaps. Caffeine, a central nervous stimulant, is arguably the most frequently ingested pharmacologically active substance in the world. Occurring naturally in more than 60 plants, including coffee beans, tea leaves, cola nuts and cocoa pods, caffeine has been part of innumerable cultures for centuries. But the caffeine-in-food landscape is changing. There are an array of new caffeine-containing energy products, from waffles to sunflower seeds, jelly beans to syrup, even bottled water, entering the marketplace. Years of scientific research have shown that moderate consumption by healthy adults of products containing naturally-occurring caffeine is not associated with adverse health effects. The changing caffeine landscape raises concerns about safety and whether any of these new products might be targeting populations not normally associated with caffeine consumption, namely children and adolescents, and whether caffeine poses a greater health risk to those populations than it does for healthy adults. This report delineates vulnerable populations who may be at risk from caffeine exposure; describes caffeine exposure and risk of cardiovascular and other health effects on vulnerable populations, including additive effects with other ingredients and effects related to pre-existing conditions; explores safe caffeine exposure levels for general and vulnerable populations; and identifies data gaps on caffeine stimulant effects.

The Developing Brain

The Developing Brain
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1964-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780080861333
ISBN 13: 0080861334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Developing Brain

How to Land

How to Land
Author: Ann Cooper Albright
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-11-16
ISBN 10: 0190873701
ISBN 13: 9780190873707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Land Book Review:

How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World foregrounds the importance of embodiment as a means of surviving the disorientation of our twenty-first century world. Linking somatics and politics, author Ann Cooper Albright argues that a renewed attention to gravity as both a metaphoric sensibility and a physical experience can help transform moments of personal disorientation into an opportunity to reflect on the important relationship between individual resiliency and communal responsibility. Long one of the nation's preeminent thinkers in dance studies, Albright asks how contemporary bodies are affected by repeated images of falling bodies, bombed-out buildings, and displaced peoples, as well as recurring evocations of global economies and governments in discursive free fall or dissolution. What kind of fear gets lodged in connective tissue when there is an underlying anxiety that certain aspects of our world are in danger of falling apart? To answer this question, she draws on analyses of perception from cognitive studies, tracing the discussions of meaning, body and language through the work of Sara Ahmed, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Shaun Gallagher, among others. In addition, she follows the past decade of debate in contemporary media concerning the implications of the weightless and two-dimensional social media exchanges on structures of attention and learning, as well as their effect on the personal growth and socialization of a generation of young adults. Each chapter interweaves discussions of movement actions with their cultural implications, documenting specific bodily experiences and then tracing their ideological ripples out through the world.

Nerve

Nerve
Author: Eva Holland
Publsiher: Allen Lane
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 9780735237339
ISBN 13: 0735237336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nerve Book Review:

A personal story about not only facing but conquering fears. In 2015, Eva Holland was forced to confront her greatest fear when her mother had a stroke and suddenly passed away. After the shock and grief subsided, Holland began to examine the extent to which her many fears had limited her, and wondered whether or not it was possible to move past them. This sent Holland on a deep dive into the science of fear, digging into an array of universal and personal questions: Why do we feel fear? Where do phobias come from and how are they related to anxiety disorders and trauma? Can you really smell fear? (Yes.) What would it be like to feel no fear? Is there a cure for fear? Or, put differently, is there a better way to feel afraid? On her journey, Holland meets with scientists who are working to eliminate phobias with a single pill, she explores the lives of the few individuals who suffer from a rare disease that prevents them from ever feeling fear, and she immerses herself in her own fears including hurling herself out of a plane for her first skydive (and in the process, learns that there are right and wrong ways to face your fears). Fear is a universal human experience, and Nerve answers these questions in a refreshingly accessible way, offering readers an often personal, sometimes funny, and always rigorously researched journey through the science of facing our fears.

From Neurons to Neighborhoods

From Neurons to Neighborhoods
Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2000-11-13
ISBN 10: 0309069882
ISBN 13: 9780309069885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Neurons to Neighborhoods Book Review:

How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.

Look Inside Your Mind

Look Inside Your Mind
Author: Guy Grant
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2007-08-01
ISBN 10: 1430313587
ISBN 13: 9781430313588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Look Inside Your Mind Book Review:

For the last twenty years of his career, Guy S. Grant worked in the specialized field of Instrumentation and Controls Engineering. Those are the people that program the control room equipment to allow operators to control oil, gas, chemical, and manufacturing plants. He became intimately familiar with many functions and concepts that were obviously copied from our minds. This book teaches you about those ideas and connects them together in a comprehensive manner that will surprise you. It is a conceptual design for an artificial intelligence machine, and a mirror to allow you to see the inner workings of your own mind.

Introductory Science

Introductory Science
Author: Eugene J. Meehan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 398
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105210420357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score
Author: Bessel A. Van der Kolk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0143127748
ISBN 13: 9780143127741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body Keeps the Score Book Review:

An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure--

Finding the Nerve

Finding the Nerve
Author: Philip C Cory
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 0128141778
ISBN 13: 9780128141779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding the Nerve Book Review:

Finding the Nerve: The Story of Impedance Neurography discusses research that elucidates the nature of nerve simulation via externally applied electrical fields, and how it has led to an entirely new understanding of neuronal cell membrane biophysics and defined a novel nerve imaging technology. It details how these discoveries came about and the nature of research that derives from unexplained clinical observations. The primary technology, impedance neurography, is a wholly new way of nerve-specific visualization in 2-D or 3-D, with the ability to define both normal and abnormal functioning of nerves, heretofore unavailable from techniques such as MRI neurography. This is of particular importance with respect to the obesity epidemic where physicians performing nerve-related procedures cannot use ultrasound visualization due to the depth limitations of that technology. Focuses on nerve stimulation mechanics and neuronal cell membrane biophysics Defines a nerve-specific imaging technology and issues with current nerve stimulation devices Addresses inaccuracies in the understanding of nerve stimulation and provides a new understanding of neuronal cell membrane biophysics Provides for nerve-specific visualization in 2-D or 3-D, with the novel ability to define both normal and abnormal functioning of nerves

Why Sh t Happens

Why Sh t Happens
Author: Peter J. Bentley
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-03-03
ISBN 10: 1605296600
ISBN 13: 9781605296609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Sh t Happens Book Review:

Have you ever fallen victim to Murphy's law? Sometimes bad things just happen. In Why Sh*t Happens, esteemed British scientist Peter J. Bentley takes readers on an informative and amusing tour through the least lucky, most accident-prone day of their lives. From sleeping through the alarm clock and burning breakfast to getting caught in the rain and navigating a slippery road, Bentley brilliantly explores disaster and mishap on a molecular level. In the process, he explains the science behind each accident, arming readers with the knowledge to understand what went wrong and how they can steer clear of future harm. Science is respected, trusted, and according to Bentley, largely misunderstood. Why Sh*t Happens urges readers to arm themselves with the power of science in order to better understand the world around them. When a car engine is damaged by the wrong gasoline or a computer is attacked by a virus, science is not to blame, but rather can provide an explanation of what happened. In a text that exudes charm and wit, Bentley reveals the causes behind a wide spectrum of mishaps, including why that razor nick won't stop bleeding, why metal sparks in the microwave, what makes chewing gum stick in hair, and why milk tastes sour when it goes bad. Sh*t will always happen, but now readers will know exactly why. Enter, if you dare, the world of everyday disasters.

Health and Healing

Health and Healing
Author: S. Ashtekar
Publsiher: Orient Blackswan
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9788125016243
ISBN 13: 8125016244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Healing Book Review:

This book is meant for primary health care workers and all those interested in contributing to community health. It is a thorough and exhaustive guide for all those who want to offer the best in preventive care. The language used is simple and adequate explanations are given of procedures and modes of treatment or diagnosis. The special features are its diagnostic tables and charts that make the practice of medicine holistic.

A Life Worth Breathing

A Life Worth Breathing
Author: Max Strom
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN 10: 1616084278
ISBN 13: 9781616084271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life Worth Breathing Book Review:

Promises to help readers reach their full potential through yoga, meditation and mindful breathing, in a book that includes exercises, anecdotes and analogies. Original.

Rewire Your Brain

Rewire Your Brain
Author: John B. Arden, PhD
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-03-22
ISBN 10: 0470487291
ISBN 13: 9780470487297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rewire Your Brain Book Review:

How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.

Mindless Body Endless Soul 1

Mindless Body  Endless Soul 1
Author: Amar J Singh MD DFAPA,Danvir Singh
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-02-16
ISBN 10: 1532040059
ISBN 13: 9781532040054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindless Body Endless Soul 1 Book Review:

As human beings, we have an ultimate desire to understand the soul and its relationship to the physical world. Dr. Amar Singh relies on his experience as a physician and psychiatrist to explain the anatomy and physiology of consciousness and unconsciousness as it relates to the soul. While detailing why our consciousness, thoughts, and feelings have a neurological basis, Dr. Singh dissects all aspects of the soul including its history, definition, motivation, and related emotions. In addition to sharing personal stories and applicable references, Dr. Singh examines personality disorders, details electrical and electromagnetic assessments of the brain and the soul, and guides others through the six primary steps to attaining wisdom and spirituality that will help all of us live a happy life. Mindless Body, Endless Soul shares a medical professionals comprehensive examination of the soul and its relationship to the physical world. Dr. Singh has opened the door to understand on the basis of neuroscience and reality of life Udaya K. Shetty, MD Enjoy reading this significant contribution to our world and understanding of the soul. David Kammerer and Cindy Fernandez

Unleash Your Primal Brain

Unleash Your Primal Brain
Author: Tim Ash
Publsiher: Tim Ash Enterprises Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2020-06-29
ISBN 10: 1735244503
ISBN 13: 9781735244501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unleash Your Primal Brain Book Review:

Understand what makes us human! This book is about the commonalities all 8,000,000,000 people on earth share. Our ancestors were molded by ruthless survival pressures from the earliest days of life on the planet. Adaptations which worked long ago are still inside of us – also shared with insects and reptiles. Later additions are common to all mammals from the tiniest shrews to the most massive whales. Some capabilities were bolted on relatively recently, and are only shared with our primate cousins. And the runaway explosion of humans on the planet can only be explained by our own bizarre species-level evolution. The only way to understand how our brains work is to examine the complete evolutionary arc. Find out why your primal brain is in charge, and your logical mind is usually asleep Learn what makes people unique among all other animals Understand the biased shortcuts your brain takes to make decisions Discover how culture has evolved us for learning and cooperation Find out how fairness and group conformity impact our behavior Understand the real purpose of memory, sleep, and dreaming Learn how stories allow us to mind-meld with other people Should I read this book? Yes – if you have a brain and want to understand how it works!… Personal development – Improve your memory, strengthen personal relationships and community, understand your motivations and drives, make peace with your emotional nature Relationships – Learn why you have an affinity for certain kinds of cultures and beliefs, understand gender differences and deep-seated emotional needs, get insights into children’s development, create stronger friendships Business – This book can be mined for insights about leadership, group cooperation, motivation, marketing and persuasion, sales, and effective communication