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            Anxiety is Your Superpower: Using anxiety to think better, feel better and do better
             

            Anxiety is Your Superpower: Using anxiety to think better, feel better and do better (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

            By Suzuki, Dr Wendy

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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            This is cutting-edge science meets a practical guide on how to flip anxiety on its head and harness it as your superpower, from world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr Wendy Suzuki.

            ISBN 9781529335378
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Kathleen

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              6 Aug 20

            Kathleen Taylor offers a clear guide to dementia, covering its history and its definition, different types and their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and the underlying science. She also explains why we still have no cure for dementia, and looks at current research which could ...soon change that.
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            ISBN 9780198825784
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way
              

            From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way (Hardback)

            By Bond, Michael

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            Navigation skills are easy to take for granted, but the ability to find our way is a key to humanity's evolutionary success. Sharing illustrative stories of the lost and found, Michael Bond explores the science of our mental maps and their vital relationship with imagination, mem...ory, abstract thinking, and other cognitive functions.
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            ISBN 9780674244573
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            The Idea of the Brain: A History 'This is a masterpiece' - Adam Rutherford

            The Idea of the Brain: A History 'This is a masterpiece' - Adam Rutherford (Hardback, Main)

            By Cobb, Professor Matthew

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            We've been trying to make sense of the link between our minds and our bodies since the very dawn of civilisation. Now the pace is hotting up. Join the biologist and historian Matthew Cobb (Life's Greatest Secret) to explore the weird theories, blasphemous experiments and terrifyi...ng operating theatres that got us here, to the cusp of revelation. Written with ambition and verve and rooted in a solid scientific explanation of the issues, Thinking Matter spans the centuries to reveal how the lives and works of a parade of philosophers, surgeons, mystics and neuroscientists have shaped the way we understand ourselves at the most profound level. From primitive dissections to the latest complex computational models of brain function, Cobb charts the course of this continuing quest, and prepares us for the astonishing discoveries to come.
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            ISBN 9781781255896
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it's good for us
             

            In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it's good for us (Paperback)

            By O'Mara, Shane

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            • Pub Date
              23 Jul 20

            'INFORMATIVE AND PERSUASIVE ENOUGH TO ROUSE THE MOST ARDENT COUCH POTATO' (NEW SCIENTIST)IRISH TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERWalking upright on two feet is a uniquely human skill. In this hymn to walking, neuroscientist Shane O'Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits it confers on ou...r bodies and minds.
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            ISBN 9781784707576
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

            Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Paperback)

            By Cain, Susan

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            Shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. This book gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.

            ISBN 9780141029191
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2013
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Science of Fate: The New Science of Who We Are - And How to Shape our Best Future

            The Science of Fate: The New Science of Who We Are - And How to Shape our Best Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Critchlow, Hannah

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            Are we really the masters of our own destiny? Neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow shows how far our future is already hardwired in our brains. Like Sapiens and Thinking Fast and Slow, The Science of Fate revolutionises the way we understand our species and ourselves.

            ISBN 9781473659292
            Released NZ 14 May 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How The Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria and the Riddle of Mental Illness

            How The Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria and the Riddle of Mental Illness (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Ropper, Allan; Burrell, Brian David

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            The remarkable, intertwined histories of neurology, psychiatry, neurosyphilis and hysteria, by the authors of the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole.

            ISBN 9781786491817
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            The Cold War Brain
             

            The Cold War Brain (Hardback)

            By Killen, Andreas

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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 20

            In this eye-opening chronicle of the scientific research and experiments into the brain during the Cold War era, acclaimed historian Andreas Killen identifies both the genesis of and instigator for our continued fascination. While America flourished in the golden years of the 195...0s, the decade was also marked by intense paranoia and social anxiety. It was a period in which intense pressures brought to bear on individuals and societies converged in remarkable ways with landmark developments in the sciences of brain and behavior. In this mind-expanding book, Andreas Killen looks at the Laurentian Symposium, an international meeting of neuroscientists who met to discuss breakthroughs challenging then commonly held ideas about the relationship between brain and mind. Like Alice going through the looking glass, experiments with electrical stimulation of the brain, flicker, sensory deprivation, mescal, hypnosis, and word association were opening portals to strange realms, and seemed to point to evidence of decoupling or dissociation of different brain systems connected to consciousness. Killen puts these experiments into perspective, revealing how they were conducted at a time not only of revolutionary developments in brain science but when scientists were obsessed with the altered states of consciousness experienced by POWs undergoing interrogation and individuals subjected to the bombardment of the mass media. A recent account of developments in brain science during the 1950s called it the most revolutionary decade in the history of the field, during which the essential foundations for the field of modern neuroscience were laid. But did the participants in this symposium see themselves as revolutionaries? Killen shows how a new boldness marked the investigations of that era, and how those mid-century scientists opened pathways to the future--even while that future was veiled in uncertainty driven by ominous geopolitical events. The Cold War Brain explores this critical
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            ISBN 9780062572653
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Revised Edition

            The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Revised Edition (Paperback)

            By Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara

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            The incredible story of a woman who struggled with severe learning disabilities, built herself a better brain, and started a program that has helped thousands of others. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, st...ubborn - or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to fix her own brain. the Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains-from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. the capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above normal levels. She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits.
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            ISBN 9781460752692
            Published NZ 23 Jan 2017
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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