E–book [Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life] Ô Steven Johnson

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  • Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
  • Steven Johnson
  • English
  • 12 July 2020
  • 9780743241663

Steven Johnson Ò 5 characters

characters Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ting and rewarding Mind Wide Open speaks to brain buffs self obsessed neurotics barstool psychologists mystified parents grumpy spouses exasperated managers and anyone who enjoys speculating and gossiping about the motivations and behaviors of other human beings Steven Johnson shows us the transformative power of understanding brain science and offers new modes of introspection and tools for better parenting better relationships and better living. This is a really excellent look at how neuroscience relates to our everyday emotional lives One of the most interesting bits to me was the discussion of the way that we remember trauma Research now shows that a lot of conventional wisdom about trauma is flat out wrong in particularly this book suggests that if talking out a traumatic event reproduces the fear response increased heart rate etc it may cause the fear produced by the memories to become firmly etched not less This means that talk therapy might not actually be the most effective treatment for survivors especially if the trauma is recentIt can be kind of eerie to realize that so much of what we experience emotionally is related to chemicals flowing about in your brain but I found it fascinating I m pretty used to the idea in some ways already since I take medication to control my depression but this book has really sparked my interest and I m planning on seeking out some of the books that he mentions in his excellent footnotes In the Grip Understanding Type Stress and the Inferior Function your brain but I found it fascinating I m pretty used to the idea in some ways already since I take medication to control my depression but this book has really sparked my interest and I m planning on seeking out some of the books that he mentions in his excellent footnotes

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characters Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free DrugsWhy does music move us to tearsWhere do breakthrough ideas come from Johnson answers these and many uestions arising from the events of our everyday lives You do not have to be a neuroscientist to wonder for example why do you smile And why do you sometimes smile inappropriately even if you don't want to How do others read your inappropriate smile How does such interplay occur neurochemically and what if anything can you do about it Fascina. OLD some interesting bits but a little too everyday and wandering for me but only 13 done and won t judge until the endNEWIt feels like Steven Berlin Johnson set out on a uest to understand his own mind kept a diary about it and decided to publish it when he reached a conclusion He doesn t delve too deeply into either the science or the anecdotes and I lost his train of thought several times It s a neat exploration but a bit too self indulgent to be a really compelling story for a reader The Language of Thorns Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic you smile And why do Vanishing Girls: Detective Josie Quinn you don't want to How do others read Hate to Love You you do about it Fascina. OLD some interesting bits but a little too everyday and wandering for me but only 13 done and won t judge until the endNEWIt feels like Steven Berlin Johnson set out on a uest to understand his own mind kept a diary about it and decided to publish it when he reached a conclusion He doesn t delve too deeply into either the science or the anecdotes and I lost his train of thought several times It s a neat exploration but a bit too self indulgent to be a really compelling story for a reader

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characters Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In this nationally bestselling compulsively readable account of what makes brain science a vital component of people's uest to know themselves acclaimed science writer Steven Johnson subjects his own brain to a battery of tests to find out what's really going on inside He asks How do we read other peopleWhat is the neurochemistry behind love and sexWhat does it mean that the brain is teeming with powerful chemicals closely related to recreational. If I was to sign up for a religion it would really have to offer me much than the chance to chant Holy Holy Holy at the right hand of God for the rest of eternity One of the things that would nearly sway me would be if it gave me a change to do and be all of the things there just isn t time in one life to be and do And if I was converted to this particular religion one of the lives that would be on the top of the list would have to be some sort of brain scientist type person you know a neurologist or a cognitive scientist some sort of brain dudeThis really was a remarkable book about a remarkable journey into the brain of the author Not just some crappy journey you might expect from one of those horrid 1950s science documentaries Let me take you deep inside my brain No nothing like that This was a literal journey into his brain Often it involved him being strapped into some god awful whirling machine and having to do things so that analysis could be done on him as he was working It is such a great idea for a book and one I would have loved to have come up with this is precisely the journey I would have liked to have gone on I could think of nothing better than playing with some of the stuff this guy gets to play with in this bookThere is lots of uite difficult material presented but always in an interesting and engaging way In fact it was so well presented and so fascinating that the book just whizzed by His discussion of our brain on drugs for example was uite fascinating But the most interesting parts of this book are the bits about the placebo effect and whether it really exists I have always known that the placebo effect accounts for about 30% of the effectiveness of any medical treatment but had no idea how I knew this That this isn t actually the case that it really depends on the nature of the drug or treatment under consideration is interesting enough What is even interesting is that the placebo effect can even be detectable when you know it is a placebo you are taking Get your head around that one You can know you are taking a sugar table and it can still make you feel better He even goes so far as to say that clinical tests on Valium show that the drug is only effective if you are told you are going to be on it not if you don t know Lorena told me off today for suggesting this but that was what the man saidThis was an interesting book on a truly fascinating subject