You Have a Brain Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

You Have a Brain

  • Author : Ben Carson M D
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 031074945X

You Have a Brain Excerpt :

After telling the story of how he overcame an inner-city background to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon (Gifted Hands), Dr. Ben Carson now gives students an inspirational look at the philosophy of life that helped him meet life's obstacles and leap over them, using his lessons to help students learn to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. as well.

Think Big Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Think Big

  • Author : Ben Carson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310269007

Think Big Excerpt :

Recommends a method of achieving success by hard work in a Christian context, and shows how it worked in the author's own rise from poverty to become a neurosurgeon.

You Are Not Your Brain Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

You Are Not Your Brain

  • Author : Jeffrey Schwartz MD
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-06-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101516119

You Are Not Your Brain Excerpt :

Two neuroscience experts explain how their 4-Step Method can help break destructive thoughts and actions and change bad habits for good. A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the structure and neuronal firing patterns of the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from OCD, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions. For the past six years, Schwartz has worked with psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding to refine a program that successfully explains how the brain works and why we often feel besieged by bad brain wiring. Just like with the compulsions of OCD patients, they discovered that bad habits, social anxieties, self-deprecating thoughts, and compulsive overindulgence are all rooted in overactive brain circuits. The key to making life changes that you want-to make your brain work for you-is to consciously choose to "starve" these circuits of focused attention, thereby decreasing their influence and strength. As evidenced by the huge success of Schwartz's previous books, as well as Daniel Amen's Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, and Norman Doidge's The Brain That Changes Itself, there is a large audience interested in harnessing the brain's untapped potential, yearning for a step-by-step, scientifically grounded and clinically proven approach. In fact, readers of Brain Lock wrote to the authors in record numbers asking for such a book. In You Are Not Your Brain, Schwartz and Gladding carefully outline their program, showing readers how to identify negative brain impulses, channel them through the power of focused attention, and ultimately lead more fulfilling and empowered lives.

The Brain Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

The Brain

  • Author : New Scientist
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473685079

The Brain Excerpt :

Join New Scientist on a mind-expanding rollercoaster ride through intelligence, creativity, your unconscious and beyond. Congratulations! You're the proud owner of the most complex information processing device in the known universe. The human brain comes equipped with all sorts of useful design features, but also many bugs and weaknesses. Problem is you don't get an owner's manual. You have to just plug and play. As a result, most of us never properly understand how our brains work and what they're truly capable of. We fail get the best out of them, ignore some of their most useful features and struggle to overcome their design faults. Until now, that is. Featuring witty essays, enlightening infographics and fascinating "try this at home" experiments, New Scientist take you on a journey through intelligence, memory, creativity, the unconscious and beyond. From the strange ways to distort what we think of as "reality" to the brain hacks that can improve memory, The Brain: A User's Guide will help you understand your brain and show you how to use it to its full potential.

Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain

  • Author : Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358157144

Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain Excerpt :

From the author of How Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain, in the tradition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Building a Second Brain Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Building a Second Brain

  • Author : Tiago Forte
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-06-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982167400

Building a Second Brain Excerpt :

A revolutionary approach to enhancing productivity, creating flow, and vastly increasing your ability to capture, remember, and benefit from the unprecedented amount of information all around us. For the first time in history, we have instantaneous access to the world’s knowledge. There has never been a better time to learn, to contribute, and to improve ourselves. Yet, rather than feeling empowered, we are often left feeling overwhelmed by this constant influx of information. The very knowledge that was supposed to set us free has instead led to the paralyzing stress of believing we’ll never know or remember enough. Now, this eye-opening and accessible guide shows how you can easily create your own personal system for knowledge management, otherwise known as a Second Brain. As a trusted and organized digital repository of your most valued ideas, notes, and creative work synced across all your devices and platforms, a Second Brain gives you the confidence to tackle your most important projects and ambitious goals. Discover the full potential of your ideas and translate what you know into more powerful, more meaningful improvements in your work and life by Building a Second Brain.

Gifted Hands Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Gifted Hands

  • Author : Gregg Lewis
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310718949

Gifted Hands Excerpt :

A biography of the surgeon who overcame poverty and racism to become chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

You   Your Strange Brain Book

You Your Strange Brain

  • Author : Clive Gifford
  • Publisher : QEB Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 0711252300

You Your Strange Brain Excerpt :

A fascinating book full of insights into how the brain controls your actions, reactions, and emotions in ways you've never imagined. Discover why you can’t tickle yourself, 40,000 year old brain surgery, why kids are "brainier" than their parents, the person who coped perfectly well with just a third of a brain, and the incredible story of Einstein’s brain and how it was stolen, cubed, and hidden in jars in a basement for decades.

The Brain That Changes Itself Book
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings

The Brain That Changes Itself

  • Author : Norman Doidge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-03-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101147115

The Brain That Changes Itself Excerpt :

“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

The Brain Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Brain

  • Author : David Eagleman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525433446

The Brain Excerpt :

"The dramatic story of the brain's role in creating our world, our experience of it, and ourselves; the basis for a PBS television series by the bestselling David Eagleman. How does a three pound mass of biological matter locked in the dark, silent fortress of the skull produce the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, while also constructing reality and guiding us through the endless need to make decisions and determine our judgments and into a future that we are convinced we are shaping? David Eagleman compares the brain to a cityscape with different neighborhoods where neural networks vie for supremacy and determine our behavior in ways we are not always aware or in control of. At the same time, he suggests that the brain works as a storyteller--creating a narrative that allows us to navigate and make sense of a world that it is busy constructing for us"--

Choke Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Sian Beilock
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-08-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416596189

Choke Excerpt :

Explains the brain science behind why some people "choke" under pressure, examining how attention and working memory guide human performance; how experience, practice, and brain development interact; and how these interconnected elements react to stress.

The Heart Brain Book

The Heart Brain

  • Author : Catherine Athans
  • Publisher : Angels Island
  • Release Date : 2011-07-15
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : 0979438020

The Heart Brain Excerpt :

Scientific research teaches us that negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, and worry significantly increase the risk of serious disease. You can change your life, bring peace to your mind, health to your body, develop more satisfying relationships with others, and create a deep sense of meaning. How? By learning about your Heart Brain system and practicing the simple exercises that are included in this book. Be prepared for a whole new joyful life.

When the Air Hits Your Brain  Tales from Neurosurgery Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

When the Air Hits Your Brain Tales from Neurosurgery

  • Author : Frank Vertosick
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2008-03-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393344028

When the Air Hits Your Brain Tales from Neurosurgery Excerpt :

The story of one man's evolution from naive and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick’s patients and unsparing yet fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain—the culmination of decades spent struggling to learn an unforgiving craft—illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

Love on the Brain Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Love on the Brain

  • Author : Ali Hazelwood
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-08-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593336854

Love on the Brain Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results. Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing balance to the mansplained universe, Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project—a literal dream come true after years scraping by on the crumbs of academia—Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward. Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. And sure, he caught her in his powerfully corded arms like a romance novel hero when she accidentally damseled in distress on her first day in the lab. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school—archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away. Now, her equipment is missing, the staff is ignoring her, and Bee finds her floundering career in somewhat of a pickle. Perhaps it’s her occipital cortex playing tricks on her, but Bee could swear she can see Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas…devouring her with those eyes. And the possibilities have all her neurons firing. But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there’s only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?

The Brain in a Nutshell Book

The Brain in a Nutshell

  • Author : Bradley William Rasch
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-05-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 149950960X

The Brain in a Nutshell Excerpt :

A prosthesis that can communicate with and be controlled by your brain. A microchip placed in the eye of a person previously blind that allows the patient to see again. A machine that can tell us what a person is thinking about. Drugs tailor made for a specific person to help them deal with emotional issues. The stuff of science fiction? No. It is reality. The human brain is not only our most complex organ, but also the most complex entity known to mankind. We are in an age of fantastic and prolific neurological research with advances occurring faster than in any other scientific field. This research promises to help us with our mental health, social adjustment, satisfaction with life, our ability to learn, and our ability to remember, (and forget). The brain contains approximately 90 billion neurons. We are beginning to understand their functions more and more each day. This three-pound organ the shape of a cauliflower has fascinated man for centuries. The study of the brain is now less philosophical and more scientific. As neurological research becomes more and more enlightening and practical, a general understanding of the brain and the major issues of neurological science become more important. It is not rocket science or brain surgery (pun intended) to have a basic understanding of the state of our knowledge of the brain today. This book will acquaint the reader with thirty of the most important and interesting topics in the study of the brain. The author will assume that the reader has limited knowledge of the brain and it's functions, and will present information in every day language with very limited use of scientific jargon. The brain is responsible for how we perceive our world and how we behave in it. Let us begin our journey of understanding it.