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Owner's Manual for the Brain Practical Applications from Mind-Brain Research

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ISBN-10: 0963638904

ISBN-13: 9780963638908

Edition: N/A

Authors: Pierce Howard

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List price: $19.95
Publisher: Bard Press
Publication date: 5/19/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 410
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Quick content guidep. 13
Prefacep. 14
The authorp. 20
Catching up on how the brain works: The latest news from cognitive science
Getting started: A framework for exploring mind-brain conceptsp. 24
Brain basics: A refresher course in hardware and hormonesp. 34
Your personal almanac: The power of the mind-body relationship
Getting along with the opposite sex: The wiring is not the samep. 44
Growing old: Use it or lose it!p. 58
Nourishment: Food for the body, fuel for the brainp. 70
Chemicals and consequences: The effects of mind-altering agentsp. 82
A good night's sleep: Cycles, dreams, naps, and nightmaresp. 92
A brain potpourri: From handedness to headachesp. 106
The brain and your personality: Emotions, traits, and intelligence
The nature-and-nurture debate: The pendulum swingsp. 120
Are personality traits for real? The Big-Five modelp. 130
The psychobiology of emotions: More than ecstasy and terror?p. 144
The three faces of intelligence: Process, content, and structurep. 156
People at work: Using mind-brain research for continuous performance improvement
Optimism and hardiness: Two sides of the motivation coinp. 168
Stress and burnout: The neurobiology of motivationp. 176
Getting an attitude: Reframing strategies for a healthier outlookp. 190
Brain ergonomics: Workplace design for quality and productivityp. 204
The five senses: Brain messages that influence workp. 212
Creating new mental paths: Memory, creativity, and problem solving
Class action: Tools and techniques for acquiring knowledgep. 230
Learning that sticks: Insights for enhancing memoryp. 240
We are all teachers and students: Helping learning happenp. 254
The psychobiology of creativity: Cultivating a precious resourcep. 270
Getting the creative juices to flow: Removing obstacles to creativityp. 280
Creative leverage: A guide to problem-solving breakthroughsp. 288
The quest for knowledge: The brain-philosophy connection
How we view the world: Epistemology and the search for peacep. 302
Sacred systems and shifting paradigms: Everyday epistemologyp. 308
The mind in relationships: Communication that connectsp. 318
Updating your owner's manual: Continuing the searchp. 326
Appendixesp. 332
Glossaryp. 354
Bibliographyp. 360
Indexp. 370
Reader participation cardp. 392
Brain Update: A quarterly newsletter for keeping currentp. 394
About CentACS: The Center for Applied Cognitive Studiesp. 396
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