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The owner's manual for the brain : everyday applications from mind-brain research

Author: Pierce J Howard
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Bard Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Explores the cutting edge world of brain research discussing how the latest findings on brain functioning can be practically applied to everyday life.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierce J Howard
ISBN: 1885167652 9781885167651 1885167644 9781885167644
OCLC Number: 64098567
Description: 1007 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Forming a foundation : the context for using your owner's manual --
From the cradle to the grave--with a turbulent stop at adolescence --
Wellness : getting the most out of every day --
The birds and the bees : sex, gender, and relationships --
Illness and injury : what we know about brain repair --
Learning : the brain as student --
Creativity and problem solving : making mountains out of hills --
Working smarter : the brain in the workplace --
Putting it all together : how we differ, and what makes us tick --
Closing with a prayer : a peek at states of consciousness. Getting started : a framework for exploring mind-brain concepts --
Brain basics : a refresher course in hardware and hormones --
Tools of the trade : brain imaging technology and other research methods --
Starting well : windows of opportunity --
The tumultuous teens : understanding the adolescent brain --
Finishing well : use it or lose it --
Nourishment : food for the body, fuel for the brain --
Powders and elixirs : mind-altering agents --
A good night's sleep : cycles, naps, dreams, and nightmares --
The body cognitive : the effects of exercise --
Humoring the mind : laughter as free (or cheap) medicine --
Music ... as a means and as an end --
Sex and gender : the wiring is different --
Love and relationships : the wiring is the name of the game --
Brain-related disorders : some big picture stuff --
Structural disorders : bats in your belfry --
Insults and injuries : a blow-by-blow account --
Degenerative conditions : slowly falling apart --
Mood disorders and addictions : chemicals gone haywire --
Violence and aggression : running hot and cold in a global society --
Designing instruction : building blocks for learners --
The role of the teacher : how to facilitate learning --
Learning that sticks : insights for enhancing memory --
A matter of style : our different ways of learning --
Giftedness : letting the genius out of the bottle --
Building Babel : acquiring and developing language. Getting to new you : the psychobiology of creativity --
Chipping off the old block : removing barriers to creativity --
Creating leverage : a guide to problem-solving breakthroughs --
From waltz to tango : brain-friendly approaches to change --
Brain ergonomics : workplace design for quality and productivity --
Stop, look, and listen : the five senses in the workplace --
The big five : at last, a universal language for personality traits --
Getting smart about IQ : the many ways to be intelligent --
EQ, call home : getting savvy about your emotional side --
Stress and burnout : the unrelenting fire alarm --
Happiness : the false God --
States of consciousness : phases of the mind --
Updating your owner's manual : the continuing search for new mind-body applications.
Responsibility: Pierce J. Howard.

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