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            Remember

            Remember (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Genova, Lisa

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            A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice. Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of yo...u remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren't designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human. In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be l
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            ISBN 9781761101205
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
              28 Oct 21

            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 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Overloaded: How Every Aspect of Your Life is Influenced by Your Brain Chemicals

            Overloaded: How Every Aspect of Your Life is Influenced by Your Brain Chemicals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Ginny

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            From adrenaline to dopamine, our lives are shaped by the chemicals that control us. They are the hormones and neurotransmitters that our brains run on, and Overloaded looks at the roles they play in all aspects of our experiences, from how we make decisions, who we love, what we ...remember to basic survival drives such as hunger, fear and sleep. Author Ginny Smith explores what these tiny molecules do: what roles do cortisol and adrenaline play in memory formation? How do hormones and neurotransmitters affect the trajectory of our romantic relationships? Ginny meets scientists at the cutting-edge of brain chemistry research who are uncovering unexpected connections between these crucial chemicals. An eye-opening route through the remarkable world of neuro-transmitters, Overloaded unveils the chemicals inside each of us that touch every facet of our lives.
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            ISBN 9781472969354
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Spite: and the Upside of Your Dark Side

            Spite: and the Upside of Your Dark Side (Hardback)

            By McCarthy-Jones, Simon

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            Why do we cut off our noses to spite our faces? A leading expert in psychology shines a light on a universal emotion

            ISBN 9781786078421
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline
             

            This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pollan, Michael

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 21

            Of all the many things humans rely on plants for, surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness- to stimulate, calm, or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. In This Is Your Mind On Plants, Michael Pollan explores three very different drug...s - opium, caffeine, and mescaline - and throws the fundamental strangeness of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs, while consuming (or in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants, and the equally powerful taboos. In a unique blend of history, science, memoir and reportage, Pollan shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively. In doing so, he proves that there is much more to say about these plants than simply debating their regulation, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. This ground-breaking and singular book holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.
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            ISBN 9780241530795
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind
             

            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Williams, Caroline

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            • Pub Date
              27 Aug 21

            Exercise changes the brain. But which exercises have what effect? Time to get up to speed with the cutting-edge science of the mind-body connection and discover how just a little bit of movement could shift your own head to a better place.

            ISBN 9781788167284
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence

            A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence (Hardback)

            By Hawkins, Jeff; Foreword by Dawkins, Richard

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            A bestselling author, neuroscientist, and computer engineer unveils a theory of intelligence that will revolutionize our understanding of the brain and the future of AI

            ISBN 9781541675810
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind

            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind (Hardback, Main)

            By Williams, Caroline

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            Exercise changes the brain. But which exercises have what effect? Time to get up to speed with the cutting-edge science of the mind-body connection and discover how just a little bit of movement could shift your own head to a better place

            ISBN 9781788164610
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Life on a Knife's Edge: A Brain Surgeon's Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival
             

            Life on a Knife's Edge: A Brain Surgeon's Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jandial, Dr Rahul

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            • Pub Date
              24 Jun 21

            Rules for Survival is a neurosurgeon's practical guide to harnessing hope and optimism within your life. Acclaimed neuroscientist and bestselling author, Rahul Jandial, provides a raw and unflinching account of the valuable lessons we can learn from humanity in its rawest, most v...ulnerable form - patients who are abruptly confronted with their own mortality. Rahul has spent the last 20 years treating patients whose lives hang in the balance, from keeping a gun victim's heart pumping with his own hand, to saving a woman from paralysis and performing brain surgery while time is running out on a haemorrhaging patient. Rules for Survival distils the resilience, courage and belief he has witnessed from patients and explains how he has harnessed them into 10 practical rules for living a better, more fulfilled life. Part memoir, part practical guide, this book will equip you with rules to help you cope with the difficulties in life, be it stress, failure, trauma, loss, addiction or identity. Jandial will help you find purpose in the face of futility, strength during times of loss and how to live life to the fullest.
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            ISBN 9780241461839
            Released NZ 24 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain
             

            Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain (Hardback)

            By Lindsay, Grace

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            Grace Lindsay reveals the value of describing the machinery of neuroscience using the elegant language of mathematics.

            ISBN 9781472966421
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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