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山下, 篤子 1952-

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Works: 28 works in 73 publications in 1 language and 94 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History 
Classifications: QP360.5, 153
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Publications by 篤子 山下
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The blank slate : the modern denial of human nature by Steven Pinker( Book )
11 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In a study of the nature versus nurture debate, one of the world's foremost experts on language and the mind explores the modern self-denial of our basic human natures
How the mind works by Steven Pinker( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In this book the author, a cognitive scientist explains how the brain evolved to store and use information, allowing our ancestors to control their environment, and why we think and act as we do. He explains what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and ponder the mysteries of life. This work explains many of the imponderables of everyday life. Why does a face look more attractive with makeup? How do "Magic-Eye" 3-D stereograms work? Why do we feel that a run of heads makes the coin more likely to land tails? Why is the thought of eating worms disgusting? Why do men challenge each other to duels and murder their ex-wives? Why are children bratty? Why do fools fall in love? Why are we soothed by paintings and music? And why do puzzles like the self, free will, and consciousness leave us dizzy? The arguments in the book are as bold as its title. The author rehabilitates unfashionable ideas, such as that the mind is a computer and that human nature was shaped by natural selection. And he challenges fashionable ones, such as that passionate emotions are irrational, that parents socialize their children, that creativity springs from the unconscious, that nature is good and modern society corrupting, and that art and religion are expressions of our higher spiritual yearnings
Nō no naka no yūrei by V. S Ramachandran( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The man who tasted shapes : a bizarre medical mystery offers revolutionary insights into emotions, reasoning and consciousness by Richard E Cytowic( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Cytowic examines the world of synesthetes and the nature of memory, the roots of creativity, the feasibility of artificial intelligence, and the importance of subjectivity in medical research
Nō no naka no yūrei futatabi : Miete kita kokoro no shikumi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Ketsueki no rekishi by Douglas Starr( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Donguri to bunmei : Idaina ki ga tsukutta 1man 5000nen no jinruishi by William Bryant Logan( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Yūseigaku no fukkatsu : Idenshi chūshin shugi no yukue ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Seimei no mirai ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Buzz : the science and lore of alcohol and caffeine by Stephen Braun( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Now, in Buzz, Stephen Braun removes the cloak surrounding alcohol and caffeine. In an entertaining blend of modern science and ancient lore, Braun takes readers on a remarkable tour of two substances as familiar as a cup of coffee or a can of beer and yet as mysterious and unpredictable as the spirits these beverages were once thought to contain. Much of what Buzz reveals contradicts conventional wisdom. Braun shows, for instance, that alcohol is no simple depressant but is, instead, a "pharmacy in a bottle" mimicking the actions of drugs such as cocaine, Valium, opium, and ether. Drawing on the latest findings of neuroscience, Braun explains how molecules of alcohol interact with the brain to produce the wide-ranging effects for which it is well-known. In clear, non-technical language, Braun explores how alcohol affects sex, the immune system, sleep, and memory. Also probed are the many reasons that alcohol can be so addictive to a minority of users. Caffeine - the most widely-used drug on earth - is equally interesting. Here in Buzz is the first clear and detailed explanation of how caffeine actually revs up the brain and body. This ubiquitous molecule - found in tea, coffee, most soft drinks, chocolate, and hundreds of non-prescription drugs - achieves its many effects in a manner wholly different than is popularly believed. Among other topics, Braun explores the role of caffeine in creativity, sex, athletic performance, dieting, and PMS. He also delves into why caffeine can be so habit-forming and whether caffeine can really be considered "addictive." This illuminating and often amusing book is laced throughout with the voices of individuals as famous as Theodore Roosevelt (who coined the phrase "Good to the last drop") and as ordinary as Kaldi, an Arabian goat herder credited with discovering coffee's power to stimulate. Shakespeare, Mikhail Gorbachev, Balzac, Buddhist monks, David Letterman, and John Steinbeck make cameo appearances
No no naka no mangekyo : Kyokankaku no mekurumeku sekai by Richard E Cytowic( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Kokomade wakatta nō to kokoro ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Nōnai fukkatsu : Nō kagaku ga tadoritsuita kōfuku no genten ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Nitchi kōchiku : Wasurerareteita shinka katei ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Consilience : the unity of knowledge by Edward O Wilson( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Biologist Wilson, considered to be one of the world's greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge, that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws. Wilson, the pioneer of sociobiology and biodiversity, now once again breaks out of the conventions of current thinking. He shows how and why our explosive rise in intellectual mastery of the truths of our universe has its roots in the ancient Greek concept of an intrinsic orderliness that governs our cosmos--a vision that found its apogee in the Age of Enlightenment, then gradually was lost in the increasing fragmentation and specialization of knowledge in the last two centuries. Drawing on the physical sciences and biology, anthropology, psychology, religion, philosophy, and the arts, Professor Wilson shows why the goals of the original Enlightenment are reappearing on the frontiers of science and humanistic scholarship.--From publisher description
Ningen no shūen : Tekunorojī wa mō jūbun da ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Otoko no kyōbōsei wa dokokara kitaka ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Unuboreru nō : Kagami no naka no kao to jiko ishiki ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Medication of the mind by Scott Veggeberg( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
What does the new faith in drugs like Prozac and Zoloft to "cure" mental illnesses signal for the practice of psychiatry? If we look to our genes for the roots of all mental disorders, will we soon rely on gene therapy to eradicate undesirable traits and behavior? Offers a concise approach to all sides of the growing controversy, explaining the chemistry of the brain and the effects of specific new medications. Included are overviews of our current knowledge about the most serious mental illnesses and clear description of the traditonal psychiatric approaches to their treatment
Ketsueki no monogatari ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Yamashita, Atsuko, 1952-
Ямасита, Ацуко
산하독자 1952-
ヤマシタ, アツコ 1952-
山下篤子
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Japanese (59)
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