Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
The Mind and the Brain - cover

The Mind and the Brain

Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

  • 0
  • 2
  • 0

Summary

A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind–and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain. 
Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own.Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult neuroplasticity–the brain's ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by neuroscientists.  
Through decades of work treating patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), Schwartz made an extraordinary finding: while following the therapy he developed, his patients were effecting significant and lasting changes in their own neural pathways. It was a scientific first: by actively focusing their attention away from negative behaviors and toward more positive ones, Schwartz's patients were using their minds to reshape their brains–and discovering a thrilling new dimension to the concept of neuroplasticity.  
The Mind and the Brain follows Schwartz as he investigates this newly discovered power, which he calls self–directed neuroplasticity or, more simply, mental force. It describes his work with noted physicist Henry Stapp and connects the concept of 'mental force' with the ancient practice of mindfulness in Buddhist tradition. And it points to potential new applications that could transform the treatment of almost every variety of neurological dysfunction, from dyslexia to stroke–and could lead to new strategies to help us harness our mental powers. Yet as wondrous as these implications are, perhaps even more important is the philosophical dimension of Schwartz's work. For the existence of mental force offers convincing scientific evidence of human free will, and thus of man's inherent capacity for moral choice.

Who read this book also read:

  • Inflection 02 : Projection - Journal of the Melbourne School of Design - cover

    Inflection 02 : Projection -...

    Stanislav Roudavski, Gang...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Our built environment exists in a perpetual state of becoming, caught in a process of creation that is continuous and unending. If we wish to understand architecture today, we must engage with the state of flux that defines it. In 2015, Inflection Volume 02 considers the idea of projection, interrogating its meaning in architecture and the built environment. Bringing together the work of students, academics and practitioners from Australia and around the world, this issue addresses the trajectories of the architectural design process, the changing role of architects in society, and the continuing state of becoming that defines our cities. Includes contributions by Studio Gang, dNA Architecture, Pérez-Gomèz and Studio Sioli, Fender Katsalidis Architects, and others...
    
    Inflection is a student-run design journal based at the Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne University. Born from a desire to stimulate debate and generate ideas, it advocates the discursive voice of students, academics and practitioners. Founded in 2013, Inflection is a home for provocative writing – a place to share ideas and engage with contemporary discourse.
    
    Inflection is fundamentally a printed journal. The physicality of the object: its weight, texture and smell all contribute to the experience of the reader.
    
    Inflection asserts that criticality is possible in any mode of expression – written or drawn, prose or poetry.
    
    Inflection is themed and encourages a plurality of opinions.
    Show book
  • Amway 123 Success Secrets - 123 Most Asked Questions On Amway - What You Need To Know - cover

    Amway 123 Success Secrets - 123...

    Clarence Mckinney

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The new best thing Amway. There has never been a Amway Guide like this. It contains 123 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about Amway. A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: Amway Global - Income of Quixtar IBOs, Paris tramway Line 3 - Timeline, Dubai Marina - Al Sufouh Tramway, Cochin State Forest Tramway - Tram routes, Blackpool tram - Blackpool tramway in popular culture, Amway Australia - Local operations, Aerial tramway - Double deckers, Amway - Dateline NBC, Amway - Los Angeles Sol, Amway - Welcome to Life (Poland), Amway Australia - History, Amway Global - San Jose Earthquakes, Paris tramway Line 3 - T3a, Alticor - Amway Hotel Corporation, Louise Samways, Amway Global - FTC investigations, Amway - Brands, Camp Nou - Tramway, Aerial tramway - History, Amway - Amway UK, In re Amway Corp. - Results, Amway Global - Products, Cable car - Aerial tramway, Amway - Health and beauty, Geneva Public Transport - Tramway Cornavin - Onex - Bernex (TCOB), Nizhni Novgorod - Aerial tramway, Aerial tramway - In mining, In re Amway Corp. - Later actions, Al Sufouh Tramway - Trams, Amway - Quixtar, Transport in Hong Kong - Tramways, London Passenger Transport Board - Tramways, In re Amway Corp. - Complaint, Aulnay-sous-Bois - SNCF Railway station, tramway, Amway - Political causes, Amway - International expansion, Aerial lift - Aerial tramway, Amway - Pyramid scheme accusations, Paris tramway Line 3 - T3b, Bogotá - Tramway, Horsecar - Plantation animal tramways, Aerial tramway - Terminology, and much more...
    Show book
  • SAP MM TCodes - cover

    SAP MM TCodes

    Gaurav Mehra

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    SAP MM is known as SAP Material Management system. SAP MM role in business process is as follows: 
    A business process in SAP is termed as “Module”. 
    SAP Materials Management (MM) is a part of Logistics area and helps to manage the procurement activity of an organization from procurement. 
    It supports all aspects of material management (planning, control etc). 
    It is the backbone of the Logistics area which incorporates modules like Sales and Distribution, Production Planning, Plant Maintenance, Project Systems, Warehouse Management which are extremely obsessed on Materials Management module.
    Show book
  • TOGAF® 9 Certified Study Guide – 3rd Edition - cover

    TOGAF® 9 Certified Study Guide –...

    Rachel Harrison

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the "Training Material" tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material.The TOGAF 9 certification program is a knowledge-based certification program. It has two levels, leading to certification for TOGAF 9 Foundation and TOGAF 9 Certified, respectively. The purpose of certification to TOGAF 9 Certified is to provide validation that, in addition to the knowledge and comprehension of TOGAF 9 Foundation level, the Candidate is able to analyze and apply this knowledge. The learning objectives at this level therefore focus on application and analysis in addition to knowledge and comprehension.This Study Guide supports students in preparation for the TOGAF 9 Part 2 Examination, leading to TOGAF 9 Certified.This third edition contains minor updates to remove references to the TOGAF 8-9 Advanced Bridge Examination1 and also adds four bonus practice examination questions to Appendix B.It gives an overview of every learning objective for the TOGAF 9 Certified Syllabus beyond the Foundation level.
    Show book
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O'Dell) - cover

    Island of the Blue Dolphins...

    Marie-Helen Goyetche

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Get a detailed account of what it takes to survive alone on a dangerous island with this tale based on a true story. Add variety and differentiation with true or false, multiple choice and short answer questions. Put events in order as they occurred between the Aleuts and Karana's tribe. Brainstorm what Karana could have done in preparation for the Aleut's departure. Study vocabulary words found in the reading by using a dictionary to match words to their synonyms. Identify which character did the provided actions. Create a menu using only food that Karana has available on the island. Imagine what it's like to live alone for 18 years and write Karana a letter of encouragement. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
     
    About the Novel:
     
    The classic story, Island of the Blue Dolphins, is based on the true story of a woman marooned on San Nicholas Island during the early 1800s. Karana, her family and her people are living on the island when the Aleuts (Russians) arrive to hunt the sea otters. The Aleuts kill the natives leaving Karana and her brother Ramo stranded on the island. Soon after, wild dogs kill Ramo, and Karana is left to struggle on her own. For eighteen years she lives to survive the weather, the animals, the Aleuts and the loneliness. This story is about a strong and courageous woman who proved that with determination, nothing is insurmountable.
    Show book
  • Summary : Good Strategy Bad Strategy - Richard Rumelt - The Difference and Why It Matters - cover

    Summary : Good Strategy Bad...

    BusinessNews Publishing

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    The must-read summary of Richard Rumelt's book: "Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters".This complete summary of the ideas from "Good Strategy Bad Strategy" explains what strategy is and exposes the three elements of a good strategy: diagnosis, guiding policy, and coherent actions, thus effectively providing you with the tools necessary to identify, devise and implement a good strategy.Added- value of this summary:• Save time • Understand the key concepts • Enhance your knowledge of management and leadership To learn more read "Good Strategy Bad Strategy" and figure out how to advance your organisation’s interests!
    Show book