The 50 most mindblowing ideas in neuroscience, each explained in half a minute
Author: Anil Seth
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Are we all at the mercy of our brain chemistry? Do you think that the amygdala and the hippocampus are fantastical sea monsters? What can an MRI scan tell us? Could you explain to dinner-party guests why we don’t giggle when we tickle ourselves? 30-Second Brain is here to fill your mind with the science of exactly what’s happening inside your head. Using no more than two pages, 300 words and an illustration, this is the quickest way to understand the wiring and function of the most complex and intricate mechanism in the human body. Discover how the networks of 90 billion nerve cells work together to produce perception, action, cognition and emotion. Explore how your brain defines your personality, and what it gets up to while you are asleep. Illustrated with mind-bending graphics and supported by biographies of pioneers in the field of neuroscience, it’s the book to get your grey matter thinking about your grey matter.
30 amazing topics for brilliant brains explained in half a minute
Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: Ivy Kids
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From the winners of the Royal Society Young Peoples Book Prize 2014, Clive Gifford and Professor Anil Seth, this is a wonderful and thorough exploration of the most complex and interesting organ of the body. The Human Brain in 30 Seconds is the ideal introduction for budding biologists to the brilliant brain. Each topic is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and full-page, colourful illustration. Fun, active missions support the topics and encourage kids to find out more. With stunning artwork, the attention-grabbing format is engaging and immediate, introducing readers aged from 8 up to this fascinating part of their bodies.
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. 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.
If you want salient advice about your startup, you’ve hit the jackpot with this book. Harvard Business School Professor Tom Eisenmann annually compiles the best posts from many blogs on technology startup management, primarily for the benefit of his students. This book makes his latest collection available to the broader entrepreneur community. You’ll find 72 posts from successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, such as Fred Wilson, Steve Blank, Ash Maurya, Joel Spolsky, and Ben Yoskovitz. They cover a wide range of topics essential to your startup’s success, including: Management tasks: Engineering, product management, marketing, sales, and business development Organizational issues: Cofounder tensions, recruiting, and career planning Funding: The latest developments in capital markets that affect startups Divided into 13 areas of focus, the book’s contributors explore the metrics you need to run your startup, discuss lean prototyping techniques for hardware, identify costly outsourcing mistakes, provide practical tips on user acquisition, offer branding guidelines, and explain how a choir of angel investors often will sing different parts. And that’s just for starters.
Author: Stephan Eisenchenk, MD,Michael S. Okun, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Preparing for the Neurology Boards, recertification, or the AAN's RITE® Residency In-Service Training Exam can be daunting, years of study, training, and volumes of material to be processed, organized, and distilled for ready recall when the moment arrives. It may seem impossible to retain so much information. However, the completely revised and expanded Second Edition of this unique, easy-to-use bestselling review guide gives you all the tools you need to tie it all together no additional texts needed. And with Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards you have free web support including: access to online cases, flashcards, and a medications data bank. Free access when you register with the password included in the book. The book breaks down the field of neurology into 24 chapters covering all subjects on the neurology boards including child and adult psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and neurophysiology. Using an expanded outline format and innovative heading hierarchy for in-depth or rapid review, the topics are arranged so that you will read the easiest-to-remember first and the most-likely-to-be-forgotten last. Every chapter has been brought up-to-date to reflect current science and practice and includes information on: pivotal trials, new medications and treatments, diagnostic criteria, genetic disorders, and AAN guidelines. Complete your study on the web with the hundreds of cases, flashcards, and images. The Expanded Second Edition Features: 24 thoroughly updated chapters covering all subjects on the neurology boards A new Mini-Atlas of EEG tracings to hone proficiency in interpretation More NB (nota bene) items throughout flag must-know high-yield information More diagrams, illustrations, and tables to solidify concepts, streamline dense material, and enhance learning Additional Notes page the end of each chapter for personal annotations Are You Really Ready? - completely new practice test with questions, answers, and explanations to gauge preparedness Free access to enhanced web features and new case modules to extend and reinforce the material in the book Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards is a must-have for residents preparing for boards or studying for the RITE exam, and for neurologists preparing for recertification. The Second Edition continues to deliver the Ultimate in high-yield board review, in print and on the web.
Psychology, Emotion and Intuition in Work Relationships: The Head, Heart and Gut Professional highlights the increasing importance of human relations in professional life. In modern society, all those who work with or provide services to others are increasingly called upon to be not just technical experts, but also ‘head, heart and gut professionals’ – who can work and relate to others with their head, heart, and gut. The book explains and synthesises these elements in an accessible way, based on a sound theoretical perspective combined with practical guidance. The authors address how to manage client expectations; how to deal with risk, uncertainty and imperfection, as well as how to improve communication and interpersonal skills. Attention is also given to the central role of empathy and rapport in professional relationships, while recognising the need for proper professional boundaries. Psychology, Emotion and Intuition in Work Relationships will be a valuable guide for all modern practising and training professionals in a broad range of fields, including mental health, law, social and healthcare, teaching and academia, technology, financial and other services – indeed, for anyone who provides services and has working relationships of any kind.
Unterhaltend und fundiert: Ein Pageturner über die Hirnforschung Die Hirnforschung macht rasante Fortschritte, aber nur selten treten wir einen Schritt zurück und fragen uns, was es heißt, ein Lebewesen und Mensch zu sein. Der renommierte Neurowissenschaftler David Eagleman nimmt uns mit auf die Reise durch das Gewirr aus Milliarden von Hirnzellen und Billionen von Synapsen – und zu uns selbst. Das sonderbare Rechengewebe in unserem Schädel ist der Apparat, mit dem wir uns in der Welt orientieren, Entscheidungen treffen und Vorstellungen entwickeln. Seine unendlich vielen Zellen bringen unser Bewusstsein und unsere Träume hervor. In diesem Buch baut Bestsellerautor David Eagleman eine Brücke zwischen der Hirnforschung und uns, den Besitzern eines Gehirns. Er hilft uns, uns selbst zu verstehen. Denn ein besseres Verständnis unseres inneren Kosmos wirft auch ein neues Licht auf unsere persönlichen Beziehungen und unser gesellschaftliches Zusammenleben: wie wir unser Leben lenken, warum wir lieben, was wir für wahr halten, wie wir unsere Kinder erziehen, wie wir unsere Gesellschaftspolitik verbessern und wie wir den menschlichen Körper auf die kommenden Jahrhunderte vorbereiten können.
Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit erkrankt sie schwer, leidet an Wahnvorstellungen und wird binnen weniger Wochen zum Schwerstpflegefall in der Psychiatrie. Vollgepumpt mit Medikamenten wird sie ans Bett gefesselt und vegetiert vor sich hin – dem Tod näher als dem Leben. Doch ihre Familie gibt nicht auf bis endlich der renommierte Neurologe Souhel Najjar hinzugezogen wird. Er findet heraus, dass Susannah an einer erst vor kurzem entdeckten Autoimmunerkrankung leidet, in deren Verlauf der Körper das eigene Gehirn angreift und Symptome wie Schizophrenie, Autismus und Wahnvorstellungen erzeugt. Einmal richtig diagnostiziert, sorgen die geeigneten Medikamente rasch und dauerhaft für Genesung und Susannah gewinnt ihr Leben zurück. Ihre Schilderung des Leidensweges ist eine bewegende und aufregende Geschichte über Familie, Liebe, Hoffnung und darüber, wie sich ein perfektes Leben innerhalb kürzester Zeit in eine Katastrophe verwandeln kann. Ein fesselndes Buch, das man nicht aus der Hand legen kann, bis die letzte Seite verschlungen ist.
Henry Bournes scientific career spanned four decades of rapidly expanding progress in experimental biology, accelerated by the DNA revolution of the 1980s. Ambition and Delight shows how the unique personalities, joys, and sorrows of individual scientists shape their science. Their discoveries are driven by warm cooperation and painful competition, combined with the viscerally satisfying delight of solving natures puzzles.
A Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach and Intestine
Author: Michael Gershon
Publisher: Harper Collins
Dr. Michael Gershon has devoted his career to understanding the human bowel (the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, and colon). His thirty years of research have led to an extraordinary rediscovery: nerve cells in the gut that act as a brain. This "second brain" can control our gut all by itself. Our two brains -- the one in our head and the one in our bowel -- must cooperate. If they do not, then there is chaos in the gut and misery in the head -- everything from "butterflies" to cramps, from diarrhea to constipation. Dr. Gershon's work has led to radical new understandings about a wide range of gastrointestinal problems including gastroenteritis, nervous stomach, and irritable bowel syndrome. The Second Brain represents a quantum leap in medical knowledge and is already benefiting patients whose symptoms were previously dismissed as neurotic or "it's all in your head."
When it comes to big science, very few things are conclusively known. From Quantum Mechanics to Natural Selection, what we have instead are theories - ideas explain why things happen the way they do. We don't know for certain these are correct - no one ever saw the Big Bang - but with them we can paint beautiful, breathtaking pictures of everything from human behaviour to what the future may hold. Profiling the key scientists behind each theory, "30-Second Theories" presents each entry in a unique, eye-catching full-colour design, with thought-provoking extras and stylish illustrations. It is essential for anyone keen on expanding their mind with science's most thrilling ideas.
Achtung Weizen - gefährliches Hirnfutter! Weizen, das „Killerkorn“: Der Neurologe Dr. David Perlmutter belegt mit neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen, dass Weizen unsere Gesundheit, speziell unsere Denkleistung und unser Gedächtnis, massiv angreift. Das genetisch veränderte Getreide des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts zerstört schleichend unser Gehirn. Eine Folge können chronische Kopfschmerzen, massive Schlafstörungen, Demenz oder sogar Alzheimer sein. Dr. Perlmutter zeigt dem Leser Alternativen mit kohlenhydratarmer und fettreicher Ernährung auf. Für ein gesundes Leben mit einem leistungsstarken Denkorgan bis ins hohe Alter hinein.
For a period of some fifteen years following completion of my internship training in clinical psychology (1950-1951) at the Washington University School of Medicine and my concurrent successful navigation through that school's neuroanatomy course, clinical work in neuropsychology for me and the psychologists of my generation consisted almost exclusively of our trying to help our physician colleagues differentiate patients with neurologic disorders from those with psychiatric disorders. In time, experience led all of us from the several disciplines involved in this enterprise to the conclusion that the crude diagnostic techniques available to us circa 1945-1965 had garnered little valid information on which to base such complex, differential diagnostic decisions. It now is gratifying to look back and review the remarkable progress that has occurred in the field of clinical neuropsychology in the four decades since I was a graduate student. In the late 1940s such pioneers as Ward Halstead, Alexander Luria, George Yacorzynski, Hans-Lukas Teuber, and Arthur Benton already were involved in clinical studies that, by the late 1960s, would markedly have improved the quality of clinical practice. However, the only psychological tests that the clinical psychologist of my immediate post Second Wodd War generation had as aids for the diagnosis of neurologically based conditions involving cognitive deficit were such old standbys as the Wechsler-Bellevue, Rorschach, Draw A Person, Bender Gestalt, and Graham Kendall Memory for Designs Test.
Stephan Eisenchenk, MD,Michael S. Okun, MD,Nelson Hwynn, DO
Author: Stephan Eisenchenk, MD,Michael S. Okun, MD,Nelson Hwynn, DO
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Preparing for the Neurology Boards, recertification, or the AAN's RITE® Residency In-Service Training Exam can be daunting with years of study, training, and volumes of material to be processed, organized, and distilled for ready recall when the moment arrives. It may seem impossible to retain so much information. This new study pack combining the bestselling review guide Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards with the Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards: Question and Answer Companion gives you all the tools you need to tie it all together. Use the bestselling Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards text for a complete neurology refresher course, then test yourself with the Ultimate Q&A Companion to be sure you have retained all the material that you are likely to encounter on exam day. Enjoy Free Access to the Ultimate Neurology website with hundreds of cases, flashcards, and images for further study. Master the boards with the ÏultimateÓ study package. Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards Study Pack Includes: Question and Answer Companion Q&A review of all topics contained on the neurology board exam, including psychiatry Contains over 450 questions with clear concise answers and explanations, plus a mock board exam with 125 additional questions and answers for self-testing Questions are arranged by topics and also in random order to simulate a real test High-yield information section for quick last-minute review of essential facts Includes illustrated cased-based questions Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards, Second Edition 24 thoroughly updated chapters covering all subjects on the neurology boards A new Mini-Atlas of EEG tracings to hone proficiency in interpretation NB (nota bene) items throughout flag must-know high-yield information More diagrams, illustrations, and tables to solidify concepts, streamline dense material, and enhance learning Additional Notes page the end of each chapter for personal annotations Are You Really Ready?ÛA completely new practice test with questions, answers, and explanations to gauge test day preparedness
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Der britische Biologe Dave Goulson unternimmt eine Expedition auf den Planeten der Insekten – genauer auf die Blumenwiesen rund um sein marodes französisches Landhaus. Die Helden seiner Feldforschungsabenteuer sind nicht nur Bienen und Hummeln, sondern alles, was kreucht und fleucht: Grillen, Grashüpfer, Glühwürmchen – und Libellen, denen beim Liebemachen zuzusehen eine Freude ist. Goulson taucht dabei so tief ins Reich der Tiere ein wie kaum jemand zuvor. Ein Buch, das die entscheidende Bedeutung von Insekten für unsere Umwelt und das ganze globale Ökosystem beleuchtet. Und ein Weckruf, die Nutzung von Insektiziden zurückzufahren, um das Sterben der Bienen und anderer Bestäuber zu stoppen.