Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers


  • Author : Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2004-09-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429935654

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Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers Excerpt :

Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with over 225,000 copies in print Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick. Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.

Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers


  • Author : Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2004-09-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 0805073698

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Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers Excerpt :

Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with nearly 90,000 copies in print Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick. Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.

Monkeyluv Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Monkeyluv


  • Author : Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-10-10
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743260169

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Monkeyluv Excerpt :

A collection of original essays by a leading neurobiologist and primatologist shares the author's insights into behavioral biology, in a volume that focuses on three primary topics, including the physiology of genes, the human body, and the factors that shape human social interaction. By the author of A Primate's Memoir. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Trouble With Testosterone Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Trouble With Testosterone


  • Author : Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439125052

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The Trouble With Testosterone Excerpt :

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize From the man who Oliver Sacks hailed as “one of the best scientist/writers of our time,” a collection of sharply observed, uproariously funny essays on the biology of human culture and behavior. In the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould and Oliver Sacks, Robert Sapolsky offers a sparkling and erudite collection of essays about science, the world, and our relation to both. “The Trouble with Testosterone” explores the influence of that notorious hormone on male aggression. “Curious George’s Pharmacy” reexamines recent exciting claims that wild primates know how to medicate themselves with forest plants. “Junk Food Monkeys” relates the adventures of a troop of baboons who stumble upon a tourist garbage dump. And “Circling the Blanket for God” examines the neurobiological roots underlying religious belief. Drawing on his career as an evolutionary biologist and neurobiologist, Robert Sapolsky writes about the natural world vividly and insightfully. With candor, humor, and rich observations, these essays marry cutting-edge science with humanity, illuminating the interconnectedness of the world’s inhabitants with skill and flair.

RWBY  Official Manga Anthology  Vol  4 Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

RWBY Official Manga Anthology Vol 4


  • Author : Various Edited by Haikasoru,Monty Oum
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9781974709908

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RWBY Official Manga Anthology Vol 4 Excerpt :

These stories, ranging from silly to serious, all star Yang, Ruby's fiercly loyal big sister with a stern but sensitive personality and tough-as-nails battle skills (with attitude to match)! From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the fourth volume in a series of short story collections showcasing Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang! -- VIZ Media

A Primate s Memoir Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

A Primate s Memoir


  • Author : Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-11-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1416590366

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A Primate s Memoir Excerpt :

In the tradition of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Robert Sapolsky, a foremost science writer and recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, tells the mesmerizing story of his twenty-one years in remote Kenya with a troop of Savannah baboons. “I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla,” writes Robert Sapolsky in this witty and riveting chronicle of a scientist’s coming-of-age in remote Africa. An exhilarating account of Sapolsky’s twenty-one-year study of a troop of rambunctious baboons in Kenya, A Primate’s Memoir interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about the challenges and pleasures of living in the wilds of the Serengeti—for man and beast alike. Over two decades, Sapolsky survives culinary atrocities, gunpoint encounters, and a surreal kidnapping, while witnessing the encroachment of the tourist mentality on the farthest vestiges of unspoiled Africa. As he conducts unprecedented physiological research on wild primates, he becomes evermore enamored of his subjects—unique and compelling characters in their own right—and he returns to them summer after summer, until tragedy finally prevents him. By turns hilarious and poignant, A Primate’s Memoir is a magnum opus from one of our foremost science writers.

Stress Proof Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Stress Proof


  • Author : Mithu Storoni
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524704087

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Stress Proof Excerpt :

Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game When’s the best time to exercise – and how much is too much? Which foods fortify the brain, and which do the opposite? How can we use music, movement, and motivation to boost our rational brain and keep our cool no matter what life throws our way? Short bursts of stress are an inevitable part of modern life. But how much is too much? Research is uncovering the delicate balance that can turn a brief stressful episode into systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues. This practical and groundbreaking guide reveals seven paths to fighting the effects of stress--to strengthen our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp, and our bodies resilient, no matter what life throws at us. Each chapter examines a common stress agent—including inflammation, an out-of-sync body clock, cortisol levels, and emotional triggers—and presents simple ways to minimize its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise, and other daily habits—including surprising hacks involving music, eye movements, body temperature, daily routine, and more. Translating cutting-edge scientific findings into clear and simple advice, Stress-Proof is the ultimate user’s guide for body, mind and well-being. **Winner, Best Stress Management Books of All Time, BookAuthority**

Guide to Robert M  Sapolsky   s Why Zebras Don   t Get Ulcers by Instaread Book

Guide to Robert M Sapolsky s Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers by Instaread


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release Date : 2017-06-10
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683787914

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Guide to Robert M Sapolsky s Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers by Instaread Excerpt :

PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Robert M. Sapolsky’s Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers and NOT the original book. Preview: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (2004) by Robert Sapolsky is a thorough explanation of the impact of chronic stress on the body. It describes the many systems and mechanisms that stress triggers, and the ways that those systems and mechanisms can malfunction… Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.

The Upside of Stress Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Upside of Stress


  • Author : Kelly McGonigal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698170803

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The Upside of Stress Excerpt :

The author of The Willpower Instinct delivers a controversial and groundbreaking new book that overturns long-held beliefs about stress. More than forty-four percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn’t bad. In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier—if we learn how to embrace it. The Upside of Stress is the first book to bring together cutting-edge discoveries on the correlation between resilience—the human capacity for stress-related growth—and mind-set, the power of beliefs to shape reality. As she did in The Willpower Instinct, McGonigal combines science, stories, and exercises into an engaging and practical book that is both entertaining and life-changing, showing you: • how to cultivate a mind-set to embrace stress • how stress can provide focus and energy • how stress can help people connect and strengthen close relationships • why your brain is built to learn from stress, and how to increase its ability to learn from challenging experiences McGonigal’s TED talk on the subject has already received more than 7 million views. Her message resonates with people who know they can’t eliminate the stress in their lives and want to learn to take advantage of it. The Upside of Stress is not a guide to getting rid of stress, but a guide to getting better at stress, by understanding it, embracing it, and using it.

Psychophysiological Recording Book

Psychophysiological Recording


  • Author : Robert Morris Stern
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 0195113594

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Psychophysiological Recording Excerpt :

PART I. GENERAL ELEMENTS OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY. 1. Psychophysiology. 2. Neurons and Muscles: The Sources of Psychophysiological Recordings. 3. Equipment Used in Psychophysiological Recording. 4. Psychophysiological Recordings. 5. Some Basic Principles of Psychophysiology. 6. Safety and Ethics in a Psychophysiology Laboratory. PART II. PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SPECIFIC ORGANS. 7. Brain: Electroencephalography and Imaging. 8. Muscles: Electromyography. 9. Eyes: Pupillography and Electrooculography. 10. Respiratory System. 11. Gastrointestinal Motility: Electrogastrography. 12. Cardiovascular System: He.

Magic Trees of the Mind Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Magic Trees of the Mind


  • Author : Marian Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101127438

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Magic Trees of the Mind Excerpt :

Cutting edge scientific research has shown that exposure to the right kind of environment during the first years of life actually affects the physical structure of a child's brain, vastly increasing the number of neuron branches—the "magic trees of the mind"—that help us to learn, think, and remember. At each stage of development, the brain's ability to gain new skills and process information is refined. As a leading researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, Marion Diamond has been a pioneer in this field of research. Now, Diamond and award-winning science writer Janet Hopson present a comprehensive enrichment program designed to help parents prepare their children for a lifetime of learning.

Behave Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Behave


  • Author : Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735222786

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Behave Excerpt :

Why do we do the things we do? Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its genetic inheritance. And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. What goes on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happens? Then he pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell triggers the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones act hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli which trigger the nervous system? By now, he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened. Sapolsky keeps going--next to what features of the environment affected that person's brain, and then back to the childhood of the individual, and then to their genetic makeup. Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than that one individual. How culture has shaped that individual's group, what ecological factors helped shape that culture, and on and on, back to evolutionary factors thousands and even millions of years old. The result is one of the most dazzling tours de horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our de

Motor Control in Everyday Actions Book

Motor Control in Everyday Actions


  • Author : Timothy D. Lee
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2011-05-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492582731

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Motor Control in Everyday Actions Excerpt :

Motor Control in Everyday Actions presents 47 true stories that illustrate the phenomena of motor control, learning, perception, and attention in sport, physical activity, home, and work environments. At times humorous and sometimes sobering, this unique text provides an accessible application-to-research approach to spark critical thinking, class discussion, and new ideas for research. The stories in Motor Control in Everyday Actions illustrate the diversity and complexity of research in perception and action and motor skill acquisition. More than interesting anecdotes, these stories offer concrete examples of how motor behavior, motor control, and perception and action errors affect the lives of both well-known and ordinary individuals in various situations and environments. Readers will be entertained with real-life stories that illustrate how research in motor control is applicable to real life: •Choking Under Pressure examines information processing and how it changes under pressure. •The Gimme Putt shows how Schmidt’s law can be used to predict the accuracy of golf putts. •Turn Right at the Next Gorilla examines inattention blindness and its role in traffic accidents. •The Farmers’ Market describes reasons why a man drives his car through a crowded open-air market, killing and injuring dozens of shoppers in the process. •Craps and Weighted Bats describes the curious role of myths and superstition in how we play games. •And 42 other examples of motor control in everyday actions will both entertain and inform. Each story is followed by a set of self-directed activities that are progressively more complex. These activities, plus the additional notes and suggested readings and websites at the conclusion of each story, provide a starting point for critical thinking about the reasons why human actions sometimes go awry. A reader-friendly writing style and easy-to-follow analysis and conclusions assist students in gaining mastery of the issues present

Stress Management For Dummies Book

Stress Management For Dummies


  • Author : Allen Elkin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-03-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118053485

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Stress Management For Dummies Excerpt :

“This book gives you many action-oriented ways of coping with your anxiety about anxiety.” —Albert Ellis, PhD, President, Albert Ellis Institute Is your job tying your stomach in knots? Do you toss and turn in bed at night? Are your ulcers having ulcers? Face it—you’ve got too much stress in your life, and it’s time to give yourself a break. The consequences of not dealing with stress range from poor health and broken marriages to premature death: not a very cheerful outlook. Thankfully, all kinds of stress reduction approaches are available today: from breathing and posture to imagery and meditation. These new ideas have taken the world by storm—and taken the pressure cooker off the fire for millions of chilled-out people around the world. Whether it’s love, work, family, or something else that’s got your anxiety in the red zone, here’s an easy way to improve your outlook. Stress Management For Dummies will help you identify the stress triggers in your life and cut them down to size quickly, with tips on how to: Determine your stress level Relieve tension at work and at home Deal with difficult people Combat stress with diet and exercise Soothe your anger and worry Certified stress manager Allen Elkin, PhD takes the guesswork (and the added stress!) out of finding the stress relief system that’s right for you. After determining your stress level with a few simple tests, you’ll get step-by-step guidance on finding and eliminating sources of stress, in both your mind and body. Inside are hassle-free techniques, helpful advice, self-evaluation quizzes, and fascinating information on: Letting go of tension through breathing, stretching, massage, and more Clearing the clutter in your life—and in your mind Managing your time—setting priorities, delegating, and conquering procrastination Eating, exercising, and sleeping right Stress-resistant thinking Reducing interpersonal stress Personal relaxation techniques The top ten stresses in life The

The Emotional Life of Your Brain Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Emotional Life of Your Brain


  • Author : Richard J. Davidson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101560570

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The Emotional Life of Your Brain Excerpt :

This longawaited book by a pioneer in brain research offers a new model of our emotions- their origins, their power, and their malleability. For more than thirty years, Richard Davidson has been at the forefront of brain research. Now he gives us an entirely new model for understanding our emotions, as well as practical strategies we can use to change them. Davidson has discovered that personality is composed of six basic emotional "styles," including resilience, self-awareness, and attention. Our emotional fingerprint results from where on the continuum of each style we fall. He explains the brain chemistry that underlies each style in order to give us a new model of the emotional brain, one that will even go so far as to affect the way we treat conditions like autism and depression. And, finally, he provides strategies we can use to change our own brains and emotions-if that is what we want to do. Written with bestselling author Sharon Begley, this original and exciting book gives us a new and useful way to look at ourselves, develop a sense of well-being, and live more meaningful lives.