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Author Boleyn-Fitzgerald, Miriam.

Title Pictures of the mind : what the new neuroscience tells us about who we are / Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald
Edition Kindle edition
Published Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : FT Press : [Sold by Amazon Digital Services], 2010
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Description 1 online resource (1 eBook (xiv, 177 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations ; digital file (Kindle : 1147 KB))
Contents Life, death, and the middle ground -- The good, the bad, and the ugly : powerful emotions and our power to work with them -- Happiness on the brain -- Cooling the flame : pictures of addiction, chronic pain, and recovery -- Landscape -- Where does morality live, and when is it home? -- The making and breaking of memories -- Where am "I"? experiences of self, other, and neither
Summary Neuroscientists once believed your brain was essentially "locked down" by adulthood. No new cells. No major changes. If you grew up depressed, angry, sad, aggressive, or nasty, you'd be that way for life. And, as you grew older, there'd be nowhere to go but down, as disease, age, or injury wiped out precious, irreplaceable brain cells. But over the past five, ten, twenty years, all that's changed. Using fMRI and PET scanning technology, neuroscientists can now look deep inside the human brain and they've discovered that it's amazingly flexible, resilient, and plastic. Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells Us About Who We Are shows you what they've discovered and what it means to all of us. Through author Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald's masterfully written narrative and use stunning imagery, you'll watch human brains healing, growing, and adapting to challenges. You'll gain powerful new insights into the interplay between environment and genetics, begin understanding how people can influence their own intellectual abilities and emotional makeup, and understand the latest stunning discoveries about coma and "locked-in" syndrome. You'll learn about the tantalizing discoveries that may lead to cures for traumatic brain injury, stroke, emotional disorders, PTSD, drug addiction, chronic pain, maybe even Alzheimer's. Boleyn-Fitzgerald shows how these discoveries are transforming our very understanding of the "self", from an essentially static entity to one that can learn and change throughout life and even master the art of happiness
Notes ASIN: B0032BW5BQ
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Brain -- Psychophysiology.
Genre/Form EBooks (Kindle)
Form Electronic book
Author (Firm)
ISBN 0137054491
0137155166 (cloth)
9780137155163 (cloth)