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 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.

Head First PHP MySQL

Head First PHP   MySQL
Author: Lynn Beighley,Michael Morrison
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2008-12-22
ISBN 10: 0596006306
ISBN 13: 9780596006303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Head First PHP MySQL Book Review:

With this book, Web designers who usually turn out static Websites with HTML and CSS can make the leap to the next level of Web development--full-fledged, dynamic, database-driven Websites using PHP and SQL.

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 "An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.” —Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQ 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

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2012-05
ISBN 10: 1416971718
ISBN 13: 9781416971719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

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.

Alice s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice s Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN 10: 1425019714
ISBN 13: 9781425019716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alice s Adventures in Wonderland Book Review:

An uproarious and unique whimsical children story of Alice's confrontation with the world that is eccentric. The events that take place through Alice's visit in a bizarre aWonderlanda are spontaneous and fantastically unplanned. The characters are remarkably amusing and entertaining. Its language is highly figurative that takes the reader in the realm of true imagination. Enchanting!

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.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN 10: 0316219304
ISBN 13: 9780316219303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book Review:

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Crowd

The Crowd
Author: Gustave Le Bon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105004881459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How Psychology Works

How Psychology Works
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-06-07
ISBN 10: 0241360420
ISBN 13: 9780241360422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Psychology Works Book Review:

How far would you go to obey orders? Why do many people - even some scientists - believe in miracles? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in this visual guide to applied psychology. Lying at the intersection of biology, philosophy, and medicine, psychology is at the heart of what makes us human. Perfect both for students and people new to the topic, How Psychology Works has a unique graphic approach and uses direct, jargon-free language. It explores various approaches that psychologists use to study how people think and behave, such as behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and humanism. This indispensable guide describes a wide range of mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It then takes you through treatments, from cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoanalysis to group therapy and art therapy. This book also explores the role of psychology in everyday situations. Discover what makes you, you - the unique blend of nature and nurture that makes up your sense of who you are - and psychology's role in relationships, sport, work, and education. How Psychology Works is a fascinating read that will quickly hone your emotional intelligence and give you perceptive insights into both your own and other people's feelings and behavior.

Dangerous Book for Idiots

Dangerous Book for Idiots
Author: Adrian Besley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-10
ISBN 10: 9781853759185
ISBN 13: 185375918X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Book for Idiots Book Review:

Are you stark raving bonkers? Have you no care for life and limb? Too much adrenaline and not enough brain cells? Like hospital food? Then this is just the book for you. A collection of no-brain misadventures, pranks, sports, jobs and dare-devil high jinks that no-one in their right mind would even contemplate trying. There's a treacherous world out there just waiting for someone with guts, a lust for adventure and absolutely no sense whatsoever. So, make sure you've got the address of your local A and E handy, make your last will and testament and get ready to roll with 100 mad fool ideas...

The Willpower Instinct

The Willpower Instinct
Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-12-29
ISBN 10: 1101553731
ISBN 13: 9781101553732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Willpower Instinct Book Review:

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: • Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. • Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. • Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower • Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. • Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. • Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

Rein In Your Brain

Rein In Your Brain
Author: Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II,Victoria Costello
Publsiher: Hazelden Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 1616494670
ISBN 13: 9781616494674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rein In Your Brain Book Review:

Those in recovery learn to “rein in their brain,” ending compulsive behaviors while fostering a more thoughtful lifestyle that ensures long term emotional sobriety. Addiction—whether to mood-altering substances, gambling, sex, or food— stems in part from an over-reliance on the reward system of a primitive part of the brain that can push us to make poor choices based on an expectation of immediate gratification. Those of us in recovery often struggle with the compulsive thoughts and behaviors that are still programmed in our addictive brains well after the drinking and drugging has stopped. These often play out thoughtlessly in our interactions with others, damaging our relationships and growth as balanced human beings. Rein in Your Brain, by addiction expert Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, offers ten tools for breaking the cycle of impulsivity. These time-tested self-interventions include standing still in the moment, giving up control, not assuming the other person’s intent, tolerating differences, accepting emotions without giving them free reign, and differentiating between immediate fear-driven reactions and measured thoughts. By incorporating these tools in your daily interactions, your relationships can move from those of conflict to mutual respect and understanding.

The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself
Author: Norman Doidge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 9781525245138
ISBN 13: 1525245139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brain That Changes Itself Book Review:

An astonishing new scientific discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age.Psychiatrist and researcher Norman Doidge, MD, travelled around the United States to meet the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, and the people whose lives theyve transformed - people whose mental limitations or brain damage were previously seen as unalterable, and whose conditions had long been dismissed as hopeless. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole; a woman labelled retarded who cured her deficits with brain exercises and now cures those of others; blind people who learn to see; learning disorders cured; IQs raised; ageing brains rejuvenated; stroke patients recovering their faculties; children with cerebral palsy learning to move more gracefully; entrenched depression and anxiety disappearing; and lifelong character traits changed. Doidge takes us onto terrain that might seem fantastic. We learn that our thoughts can switch our genes on and off, altering our brain anatomy. We learn how people of average intelligence can, with brain exercises, improve their cognition and perception, develop muscle strength, or learn to play a musical instrument - simply by imagining doing so. Using personal stories from the heart of this neuroplasticity revolution, 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.

The Neurology of Religion

The Neurology of Religion
Author: Alasdair Coles,Joanna Collicutt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN 10: 1107082609
ISBN 13: 9781107082601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurology of Religion Book Review:

This intriguing and innovative book examines what can be learnt about the brain mechanisms underlying religious practice from studying people with neurological disorders, such as strokes, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease. Using a clinical case-study approach, the book analyses the interaction of social influences, religious upbringing, and neurological disorders on beliefs in a number of different religions. The interdisciplinary angle of the book ensures a variety of perspectives to help understand how religious beliefs are affected when cognitive function is impaired. Real examples are used throughout the book, enabling readers to view people's religious experience in context as opposed to simulated scenarios. Examples include people whose beliefs change due to neurological conditions, as well as how faith can help people in coping with these disorders.

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

The Shallows  What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Author: Nicholas Carr
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0393358003
ISBN 13: 9780393358001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Book Review:

New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize “This is a book to shake up the world.” —Ann Patchett Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media.

Useful Delusions The Power and Paradox of the Self Deceiving Brain

Useful Delusions  The Power and Paradox of the Self Deceiving Brain
Author: Shankar Vedantam,Bill Mesler
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 0393652211
ISBN 13: 9780393652215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Useful Delusions The Power and Paradox of the Self Deceiving Brain Book Review:

From the New York Times best-selling author and host of Hidden Brain comes a thought-provoking look at the role of self-deception in human flourishing. Self-deception does terrible harm to us, to our communities, and to the planet. But if it is so bad for us, why is it ubiquitous? In Useful Delusions, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler argue that, paradoxically, self-deception can also play a vital role in our success and well-being. The lies we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers. They can explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don’t, why some nations hold together while others splinter. Filled with powerful personal stories and drawing on new insights in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, Useful Delusions offers a fascinating tour of what it really means to be human.

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.

Surrounded by Idiots

Surrounded by Idiots
Author: Thomas Erikson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Essentials
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 1250179955
ISBN 13: 9781250179951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Idiots Book Review:

Do you ever think you’re the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague’s abrasive manner rub you the wrong way? You are not alone. After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was ‘surrounded by idiots’, communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people. Surrounded by Idiots is an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with – in and out of the office – based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way we speak and share information. Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication, advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or shut up. Packed with ‘aha!’ and ‘oh no!’ moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and communicate with those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension. And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn’t you!