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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
by Matthew Walker

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (<i>Financial Times</i>) from the director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. As the <i>Guardian</i> said, Walker explains “how a good night's shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier, and ward off cancer.”</b><br /><br />With two appearances on <i>CBS This Morning </i>and <i>Fresh Air</i>'s most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remains more elusive.<br /> <br /> Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity.<br /> <br /> In this “compelling and utterly convincing” (<i>The Sunday Times</i>) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night.<br /> <br /> Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, <i>Why We Sleep</i> is a crucial and illuminating book. Written with the precision of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Sherwin Nuland, it is “recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense” (<i>The</i> <i>New York Times Book Review</i>).
The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to Read Faste...
by Jonathan A. Levi

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth will become one of two things: invaluable or obsolete. No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in human history—and it’s accelerating exponentially.<BR><BR>In this new reality, how can we possibly hope to keep up? How can we learn, unlearn, and relearn fast enough to stay relevant in the world to come?<BR><BR>In <i>The Only Skill That Matters</i>, <B>Jonathan Levi</B> unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You’ll master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain. You’ll learn to double or triple your reading speed, enhance your focus, and optimize your cognitive performance. Most importantly, you’ll be empowered to confidently approach any subject—from technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches—and learn it with ease.
The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Ey...
by Donald Hoffman

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<p><strong>Can we trust our senses to tell us the truth?</strong></p><br /><p>Challenging leading scientific theories that claim that our senses report back objective reality, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman argues that while we should take our perceptions seriously, we should not take them literally. How can it be possible that the world we see is not objective reality? And how can our senses be useful if they are not communicating the truth? Hoffman grapples with these questions and more over the course of this eye-opening work.</p><br /><p>Ever since <em>Homo sapiens</em> has walked the earth, natural selection has favored perception that hides the truth and guides us toward useful action, shaping our senses to keep us alive and reproducing. We observe a speeding car and do not walk in front of it; we see mold growing on bread and do not eat it. These impressions, though, are not objective reality. Just like a file icon on a desktop screen is a useful symbol rather than a genuine representation of what a computer file looks like, the objects we see every day are merely icons, allowing us to navigate the world safely and with ease.</p><br /><p>The real-world implications for this discovery are huge. From examining why fashion designers create clothes that give the illusion of a more “attractive” body shape to studying how companies use color to elicit specific emotions in consumers, and even dismantling the very notion that spacetime is objective reality, <em>The Case Against Reality</em> dares us to question everything we thought we knew about the world we see.</p>
The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How...
by Joseph LeDoux

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b>A leading neuroscientist offers a history of the evolution of the brain from unicellular organisms to the complexity of animals and human beings today</b><br /><br />Renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux digs into the natural history of life on earth to provide a new perspective on the similarities between us and our ancestors in deep time. This page-turning survey of the whole of terrestrial evolution sheds new light on how nervous systems evolved in animals, how the brain developed, and what it means to be human.<br /><br />In <i>The Deep History of Ourselves</i>, LeDoux argues that the key to understanding human behavior lies in viewing evolution through the prism of the first living organisms. By tracking the chain of the evolutionary timeline he shows how even the earliest single-cell organisms had to solve the same problems we and our cells have to solve each day. Along the way, LeDoux explores our place in nature, how the evolution of nervous systems enhanced the ability of organisms to survive and thrive, and how the emergence of what we humans understand as consciousness made our greatest and most horrendous achievements as a species possible.
Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates...
by Dawson Church

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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<p><b>Best Health Book</b> <b>of 2018 </b>- American Book Fest.<br /><b>Best Science Books of 2018</b> - Bookbub.</p><p>Every creation begins as a thought, from a symphony to a marriage to an ice cream cone to a rocket launch. When we have an intention, a complex chain of events begins in our brains. Thoughts travel as electrical impulses along neural pathways. When neurons fire together they wire together, creating electromagnetic fields. These fields are invisible energy, yet they influence the molecules of matter around us the way a magnet organizes iron filings.</p><p>In <i>Mind to Matter</i>, award-winning researcher Dawson Church explains the science showing how our minds create matter. Different intentions produce different fields and different material creations. The thoughts and energy fields we cultivate in our minds condition the atoms and molecules around us. We can now trace the science behind each link in chain from thought to thing, showing the surprising ways in which our intentions create the material world. </p><p>The science in the book is illustrated by many authentic case histories of people who harnessed the extraordinary power of the mind to create. They include:</p><p>• Adeline, whose Stage 4 cancer disappeared after she imagined "healing stars" <br />• Raymond Aaron and two of his clients, each of whom manifested $1 million in the same week<br /> • Elon Musk, who bounced back from devastating tragedy to found Tesla and SpaceX <br />• Graham Phillips, who grew the emotional regulation part of his brain by 22.8% in two months <br />• Jennifer Graf, whose grandfather’s long-dead radio came to life to play love songs the day of her wedding <br />• Harold, whose 80% hearing loss reversed in an hour <br />• Joe Marana, whose deceased sister comforted him from beyond the grave <br />• Rick Geggie, whose clogged arteries cleared up the night before cardiac surgery <br />• Matthias Rust, a teen whose "airplane flight for peace" changed the fate of superpowers <br />• Wanda Burch, whose dream about cancer told the surgeon exactly where to look for it <br />• An MIT freshman student who can precipitate sodium crystals with his mind <br />• John, who found himself floating out of his body and returned to find his AIDS healed <br />• Dean, whose cortisol levels dropped by 48% in a single hour</p><p>In <i>Mind to Matter</i>, Dawson Church shows that these outcomes aren’t a lucky accident only a few people experience. Neuroscientists have measured a specific brain wave formula that is linked to manifestation. This "flow state" can be learned and applied by anyone. New discoveries in epigenetics, neuroscience, electromagnetism, psychology, vibration, and quantum physics connect each step in the process by which mind creates matter. They show that the whole universe is self-organizing, and when our minds are in a state of flow, they coordinate with nature's emergent intelligence to produce synchronous outcomes. The book contained over 150 photos and illustrations that explain the process, while an "Extended Play" section at the end of each chapter provides additional resources. As <i>Mind to Matter</i> drops each piece of the scientific puzzle into place, it leaves us with a profound understanding of the enormous creative potential of our minds. It also gives us a road map to cultivating these remarkable brain states in our daily lives.</p>
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While ...
by , Paul Grewal

Language

English

Pages

391

Publication Date

March 20, 2018

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<p><strong><em>New York Times </em>Bestseller</strong></p><p><strong>Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat and change the way your brain ages, in this</strong> <strong>cutting-edge, practical guide to eliminating brain fog, optimizing brain health, and achieving peak mental performance from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere. </strong></p><p>After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about brain health and performance. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of leading scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country’s best neurology departments—all in the hopes of understanding his mother’s condition. </p><p>Now, in <em>Genius Foods</em>, Lugavere presents a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. He uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain functions, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a balanced mood. </p><p>Weaving together pioneering research on dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and nutritional psychiatry, Lugavere distills groundbreaking science into actionable lifestyle changes. He shares invaluable insights into how to improve your brain power, including </p><ul><li>the nutrients that can boost your memory and improve mental clarity (and where to find them);</li><li>the foods and tactics that can energize and rejuvenate your brain, no matter your age;</li><li>a brain-boosting fat-loss method so powerful it has been called “biochemical liposuction”; and</li><li>the foods that can improve your happiness, both now and for the long term.</li></ul><p>With <em>Genius Foods</em>, Lugavere offers a cutting-edge yet practical road map to eliminating brain fog and optimizing the brain’s health and performance today—and decades into the future.</p>
Pathophysiology - E-Book: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adult...
by , Sue E. Huether

Language

English

Pages

4233

Publication Date

January 10, 2018

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<p>Learn the what, how, and why of pathophysiology! With easy-to-read<b>, </b>in-depth<b> </b>descriptions of disease, disease etiology, and disease processes, <b>Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 8th Edition </b>helps you understand the most important and most complex pathophysiology concepts. This updated text includes more than 1,300 full-color illustrations and photographs to make it easier to identify normal anatomy and physiology, as well as alterations of function. This edition includes a NEW chapter on <i>obesity and nutritional disorders</i>, along with<b> </b>expanded coverage of <i>rare diseases and epigenetics</i>. It’s the most comprehensive and authoritative pathophysiology text available!</p><ul><b><li>The most comprehensive and authoritative pathophysiology text on the market</b> provides unparalleled coverage of Pathophysiology content<b>.</b></li><li><b>Over 1,300 full-color illustrations and photographs</b> depict the clinical manifestations of disease and disease processes — more than in any other pathophysiology text.</li><li><b>Consistent presentation of diseases</b> includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment. </li><li><b>Lifespan content</b> includes ten separate pediatric chapters and special sections with aging and pediatrics content. </li><li><b>Outstanding authors </b>Kathryn McCance and Sue Huether have extensive backgrounds as researchers and instructors, and utilize expert contributors, consultants, and reviewers in developing this edition.</li><li><b>Algorithms</b> <b>and flowcharts of diseases and disorders</b> make it easy for you to follow the sequential progression of disease processes.</li><li><b>Additional <i>What’s New</i> boxes </b>highlight the most current research and clinical development.</li><li><b><i>Nutrition and Disease</i> boxes</b> explain the link between concepts of health promotion and disease.</li><li><b>Chapter summary reviews</b> provide concise synopses of the main points of each chapter.</li> </ul><ul><b><li>NEW! Chapter on <i>obesity and nutritional disorders</b></i> thoroughly covers these growing global concerns. </li><li><b>NEW! Added coverage of rare diseases and epigenetics </b>further explore genetic disease traits<b>. </b></li><li><b>NEW! Over 50 new or heavily revised illustrations </b>visually highlight pathophysiology concepts.</li><li><b>NEW! More than 30 new 3D animations on Evolve </b>bring difficult concepts to life for a new perspective on disease processes.</li> </ul>
The Posture Pain Fix: How to Fix Your Back, Neck and Other Postur...
by Rosalind Ferry

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English

Pages

250

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<h2>Relief for Your Ravaged Body</h2><p>Are you looking for relief from recurring neck and back pain? If you’re tired of masking chronic aches and nagging discomfort with pills and other treatments that offer only short-term relief, <em>The Posture Pain Fix</em> will show you exactly how to relieve your pain, ease your stress and recharge your spirit... for the long term.</p><p><strong>Different Results Require the Right Approach</strong></p><p>Author and physiotherapist Rosalind Ferry tells us in no uncertain terms what that right way is: <em>“Protect your back by making your whole body stronger."</em> This book is about developing new skills and habits from your brain to your body.</p><p>This is not a quick fix…(they usually don’t work, do they?) By adopting the natural, posture-first approach advocated by Ferry you will be far better off in just a few short weeks. But if you fail to adopt these strength and balance-building techniques, you’ll probably still be dealing with the same issues a year from now.</p><p>As Ferry, who specializes in postural realignment, neck and vestibular problems, says: <em>“It’s time you stopped submitting passively to your physical limitations and took action -- removing crutches and learning how to regain your balance, mobility and lower body connection while alleviating the habit of too much upper body work.”</em></p><p><strong><em>The Posture Pain Fix</em> offers easy to follow instructions on how to:</strong></p><ul><li><p>Re-balance, renew and relax your body</p></li><li><p>Pinpoint those faulty posture positions that wreak havoc on your health</p></li><li><p>Sit properly even if your job involves long hours at a computer</p></li><li><p>Perform common daily activities ranging from carrying a baby to driving a car or shoveling snow</p></li><li><p>Look after your body better in everyday situations</p></li><li><p>Do stretches and exercises designed to improve your posture</p></li></ul><p>These easy-to-follow techniques have worked on scores of pain-sufferers over the years... and helped them feel young again. This carefully crafted and cleverly illustrated book points the way to recapture the joy of fluid, pain-free movement.</p><p><strong>What readers are saying about <em>The Posture Pain Fix</em>:</strong></p><p><em>“Ferry empowers readers to take charge of their own bodies and their own health.”</em></p><p><em>“I keep a copy of the person demonstrating correct posture in front of a computer... to remind me to sit up straight.”</em></p><p><em>“Simple explanations with clear illustrations to show exactly what the problems are and how to fix them.”</em></p><p><em>“This book is now my quick reference guide to pain free living."</em></p><p><strong>Scroll up and order your copy of <em>The Posture Pain Fix</em> or use Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ feature to read the first part of the book.</strong></p>
Human Anatomy & Physiology
by , Katja Hoehn

Language

English

Pages

1264

Publication Date

January 19, 2018

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For the two-semester A&P course.   Equipping learners with 21st-century skills to succeed in A&P and beyond Human Anatomy & Physiology by best-selling authors Elaine Marieb and Katja Hoehn motivates and supports learners at every level, from novice to expert, equipping them with 21st century skills to succeed in A&P and beyond.  Each carefully paced chapter guides students in advancing from mastering A&P terminology to applying knowledge in clinical scenarios, to practicing the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required for entry to nursing, allied health, and exercise science programs.     From the very first edition, Human Anatomy & Physiology has been recognized for its engaging, conversational writing style, easy-to-follow figures, and its unique clinical insights. The 11th Edition continues the authors’ tradition of innovation, building upon what makes this the text used by more schools than any other A&P title and addressing the most effective ways students learn.   Unique chapter-opening roadmaps help students keep sight of “big picture” concepts for organizing information; memorable, familiar analogies describe and explain structures and processes clearly and simply; an expanded number of summary tables and Focus Figures help learners focus on important details and processes; and a greater variety and range of self-assessment questions help them actively learn and apply critical thinking skills. To help learners prepare for future careers in health care, Career Connection Videos and Homeostatic Imbalance discussions have been updated, and end-of-chapter Clinical Case Studies have been extensively reworked to include new NCLEX-Style questions.   Mastering A&P features new Interactive Physiology 2.0 tutorials, new Focus Figure Mini-Animations, and new customizable Practice Anatomy Lab (PAL 3.1) Flashcards, complementing Human Anatomy & Physiology and providing a cohesive learning experience for today’s learners.   Also available with Mastering A&P Mastering™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. Mastering A&P assignments support interactive features in the text, including new Interactive Physiology 2.0 tutorials, new, customizable Practice Anatomy Lab (PAL) Flashcards, new Focus Figure “Mini-Animation” Coaching Activities, new Building Vocabulary Coaching Activities, Dynamic Study Modules, Learning Catalytics ™ , 3D animations, lab study tools, Get Ready for A&P, plus a variety of Art Labeling Questions, Clinical problem-solving activities, and more.   Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering A&P does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering A&P, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.   If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and Mastering A&P, search for:   0134756363 / 9780134756363   Human Anatomy & Physiology Plus Mastering A&P with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134580990 / 9780134580999 Human Anatomy & Physiology 0134777549 / 9780134777542 Mastering A&P with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Human Anatomy & Physiology
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
by Robert M. Sapolsky

Language

English

Pages

798

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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Why do we do the things we do?<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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 deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.

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