Once, neuroscientists believed your brain was essentially “locked down” by adulthood—no new cells and no major changes. If you grew up depressed, angry, sad, aggressive, or nasty, you’d be that way for life. As you grew older, there’d be nowhere to go but down—as disease, age, or injury wiped out precious, irreplaceable brain cells. But they don’t believe that anymore. Now, using fMRI and PET scanning technology, they can look inside the human brain. And they’ve discovered that it’s amazingly flexible, resilient, and plastic.Strengthening the neural pathways that lead to a better life
Teaching yourself to be happier, less fear driven, kinder, and more effectual
This book is about what they’re learning—and what it means for you and your loved ones. You’ll watch human brains healing, growing, and adapting to challenges...gain powerful new insights into the interplay between environment and genetics...see how people can influence their own intellectual abilities and emotional makeup. Along the way, you’ll learn about the tantalizing discoveries that might lead to cures for traumatic brain injury, stroke, emotional disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, drug addiction, chronic pain, memory problems—maybe even Alzheimer’s.
Where, what, and who are you?
Consciousness inside the fMRI scanner: experiences of self, other, and neither
The making and breaking of memories
Remembering more of what you want to and less of what you don’t
The power of mindfulness and meditation
What neuroscientists are learning from Buddhist monks
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Publisher: FT Press
Page Count (est.): 177
Pub Date: 1/8/2010