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Author Howard, Pierce J
Title The Owner's manual for the brain : everyday applications from mind-brain research / Pierce J. Howard
Imprint Austin, Tex. : Bard Press, c2000
book jacket
 Inform. Sci. Books  J4 H851    AVAILABLE    30330000158605
Edition 2nd ed.
Descript 831 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references p. (782-797) and index
pt. 1. Forming a foundation: the context for using your owner's manual -- ch. 1. Getting started: a framework for exploring mind-brain concepts -- ch. 2. Brain basics: a refresher course in hardware and hormones -- ch. 3. Tools of the trade: brain imaging technology and other research methods -- pt. 2. Wellness: getting the most out of every day -- ch. 4. Starting well: windows of opportunity -- ch.5. Nourishment: food for the body, fuel for the brain -- ch. 6. Powders and elixirs: mind-altering agents -- ch. 7.A good night's sleep: cycles, dreams, naps, and nightmares-- ch. 8. The Body cognitive: the effects of exercise -- ch. 9. Humoring the mind: laughter as free (or cheap) medicine -- ch. 10. Music: as a means and as an end -- ch.11. Finishing well: use it or lose it -- pt. 3. The birds and the bees: sex, gender, and relationships -- ch. 12. Sex and gender: the wiring is different -- ch. 13. Love and relationships: the wiring is the name of the game -- pt. 4. Illness and injury: what we know about brain repair -- ch. 14. Brain-related disorders and their treatment: background information -- ch. 15. Structural disorders: bats in your belfry -- ch. 16. Insults and injuries: a blow-by-blow account -- ch. 17. Degenerative conditions: slowly falling apart -- ch. 18. Mood disorders and addictions: chemicals gone haywire -- pt. 5. Being in control: emotions, motivations, stress, and burnout -- ch.19. EQ, call home: geting savvy about your emotional side -- ch. 20. Motivation, stress, and burnout: taking charge of your life -- pt. 6. Individual differences: appreciate our many gifts -- ch. 21. The big five: a universal language for personality traits -- ch. 22. Getting smart about IQ: the many ways to be intelligent -- pt. 7. Learning: the brain as student --ch. 23. Designing instruction: building blocks for learners -- ch. 24. The role of the teacher: techniques for facilitating learning -- ch. 25. Learning that sticks: insights for enhancing memory -- ch. 26. A matter of style: how we differ in our approaches to learning -- ch. 27. Giftedness: letting the genius out of the bottle -- ch. 28. Building Babel: the acquisition and development of language -- pt. 8. Creativity and problem solving: making mountains out of hills -- ch. 29. Getting to New You: the psychobiology of creativity -- ch. 30. Chipping off the old block: removing barriers to creativity -- ch. 31. Creating leverage: a guide to problem-solving breakthroughs -- pt. 9. Working smarter: the brain in the workplace -- ch. 32. From waltz to tango: brain-friendly approaches to change -- ch. 33. Brain ergonomics: workplace design for quality and productivity -- ch. 34. Stop, look, and listen: the five senses in the workplace -- pt. 10. Schemas, reality, and spirituality: looking beyond appearances -- ch. 35. Epistemology: finding common denominators -- ch. 36. States of consciousness: phases of the mind -- ch. 37. Updating your owner's manual: continuing the search for new mind-body applications
Subject Brain
Brain -- popular works
Brain -- physiology -- popular works
Brain Chemistry -- popular works
Neuropsychology -- popular works
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