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Description: USE IT OR LOSE IT ! Find out how you can take advantage of the most recent scientific discoveries to develop skills in the six zones of real-world problem solving: Executive & Social ? Memory ? Language ? Emotional Response ? Computation Skills ? Creative Spatial Visualization Breakthrough after breakthrough in research is revolutionizing ideas about how the brain works. Here is just a sampling of the 58 readable reports you can put to good use right away: ? Ways to learn faster and trick your brain into storing information permanently ? How women?s and men?s brains process information differently ? How to take advantage of brief "windows of opportunity" to teach infants skills before they lose the ability to learn easily ? How to change your mood without drugs or therapy ? How you can raise or lower your body?s level of hormones that nurture or destroy brain cells Your own doctor may not yet have read about some of the research findings in this book. For Example: ? How your brain processes new information ? How it stores and retrieves data from memory ? How it solves problems, recognizes faces, and handles fear Take your pick of the 76 fascinating, mind-opening Exercise Puzzlers. Research has proven that engaging mind-exercises can change your brain?s structure to your advantage even if it has begun to slow down with age. See how your temperament and skills rate in dozens of self-tests. For Example: ? Identifying the temperament type you were born with ? Rating your social intelligence ? Taking your personality inventory ? Gauging your level of self consciousness Contents: INTRODUCTION ? EXECUTIVE & SOCIAL ? What part of your brain causes you to respond as a unique individual? ? Your right frontal lobe registers negative emotions. ? How to read deceit. ? DHEA may make the aging feel young. ? A type of logic puzzle that often applies to real-life situations. ? How to make yourself feel happier without drugs. ? The night a middle-aged man tackled his bureau in his sleep. ? How self-conscious are you? ? If you?re immoral and lazy, you may not be able to blame your parents. ? A genetic clue to personality. ? Physical exercise helps the brain grow. ? MEMORY ? "Memory" is, in fact, many processes that occur in different parts of the brain. ? Imagine a memory- enhancing drug that would make you remember everything. ? You can still use some kinds of knowledge even if you don?t know you have them. ? A major cause of forgetting. ? If you want to remember complex data, visualize it. Geniuses do. ? Background noises, including talk, affect your ability to recall. ? Why are stories easier to recall than lists? ? A little stress helps memory. ? "Now where did I put my Prozac?" ? Can challenging mental activity forestall age-related cognitive decline? ? As they age, most people tend to notice problems with their "working" memory. ? Normal decline of very short-term memory shows up in some tests of older people. ? New hope for those at risk for Alzheirner?s. ? EMOTIONAL ? It?s cheaper than gin. ? How distracting thoughts destroy effective mood control. ? Self- illusions are good for you. ? How the brain recognizes fear. ? "Watch two Marx brothers movies and call me in the morning." ? Would you choose to be more sanguine if it were as easy as taking an aspirin? ? Why are women more affected by seasonal fluctuations in day length? ? What is the brain so busy doing, and not doing, while we sleep? ? Verbalizing unpleasant experiences helps physical health. ? Your immune responses and brain are linked together. ? LANGUAGE ? Injuries help to map the brain?s language regions. ? A new language area. ? Women are more linguistically "balanced" than men. ? Cortisol ? as destructive to the brain as cholesterol is to the heart. ? How a child begins to speak. ? Educating babies. ? Around the turn of Printed Pages: 320. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 88297
Titel: Building Mental Muscle: Conditioning ...
Verlag: Viva Books Private Limited
Buchbeschreibung London-New York, Simon & Schuster., 2002. Original publisher's black paperback, pictorial frontcover, 8vo: 320pp. Very fine copy. Artikel-Nr. 171155