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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
by Matthew Walker

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller and international sensation, this 鈥渟timulating and important book鈥?(<i>Financial Times</i>) from the director of UC Berkeley鈥檚 Center for Human Sleep Science is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. As the <i>Guardian</i> said, Walker explains 鈥渉ow a good night's shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier, and ward off cancer.鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />With two appearances on <i>CBS This Morning </i>and <i>Fresh Air</i>'s most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life鈥攅ating, drinking, and reproducing鈥攖he purpose of sleep remains more elusive.<br /> <br /> Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity.<br /> <br /> In this 鈥渃ompelling and utterly convincing鈥?(<i>The Sunday Times</i>) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer鈥檚 and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night鈥檚 sleep every night.<br /> <br /> Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, <i>Why We Sleep</i> is a crucial and illuminating book. Written with the precision of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Sherwin Nuland, it is 鈥渞ecommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense鈥?(<i>The</i> <i>New York Times Book Review</i>).
Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates...
by Dawson Church

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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<p><b>Best Health Book</b>聽<b>of 2018聽</b>- American Book Fest.<br /><b>Best Science Books of 2018</b> - Bookbub.</p><p>Every creation begins as a thought, from a symphony to a marriage to an ice cream cone to a rocket launch. When we have an intention, a complex chain of events begins in our brains. Thoughts travel as electrical impulses along neural pathways. When neurons fire together they wire together, creating electromagnetic fields. These fields are invisible energy, yet they influence the molecules of matter around us the way a magnet organizes iron filings.</p><p>In <i>Mind to Matter</i>, award-winning researcher Dawson Church explains the science showing how our minds create matter. Different intentions produce different fields and different material creations. The thoughts and energy fields we cultivate in our minds condition the atoms and molecules around us. We can now trace the science behind each link in chain from thought to thing, showing the surprising ways in which our intentions create the material world.聽</p><p>The science in the book is illustrated by many authentic case histories of people who harnessed the extraordinary power of the mind to create. They include:</p><p>鈥?Adeline, whose Stage 4 cancer disappeared after she imagined "healing stars" <br />鈥?Raymond Aaron and two of his clients, each of whom manifested $1 million in the same week<br /> 鈥?Elon Musk, who bounced back from devastating tragedy to found Tesla and SpaceX <br />鈥?Graham Phillips, who grew the emotional regulation part of his brain by 22.8% in two months <br />鈥?Jennifer Graf, whose grandfather鈥檚 long-dead radio came to life to play love songs the day of her wedding <br />鈥?Harold, whose 80% hearing loss reversed in an hour <br />鈥?Joe Marana, whose deceased sister comforted him from beyond the grave <br />鈥?Rick Geggie, whose clogged arteries cleared up the night before cardiac surgery <br />鈥?Matthias Rust, a teen whose "airplane flight for peace" changed the fate of superpowers <br />鈥?Wanda Burch, whose dream about cancer told the surgeon exactly where to look for it <br />鈥?An MIT freshman student who can precipitate sodium crystals with his mind <br />鈥?John, who found himself floating out of his body and returned to find his AIDS healed <br />鈥?Dean, whose cortisol levels dropped by 48% in a single hour</p><p>In <i>Mind to Matter</i>, Dawson Church shows that these outcomes aren鈥檛 a lucky accident only a few people experience. Neuroscientists have measured a specific brain wave formula that is linked to manifestation. This "flow state" can be learned and applied by anyone. New discoveries in epigenetics, neuroscience, electromagnetism, psychology, vibration, and quantum physics connect each step in the process by which mind creates matter. They show that the whole universe is self-organizing, and when our minds are in a state of flow, they coordinate with nature's emergent intelligence to produce synchronous outcomes. The book contained over 150 photos and illustrations that explain the process, while an "Extended Play" section at the end of each chapter provides additional resources. As <i>Mind to Matter</i> drops each piece of the scientific puzzle into place, it leaves us with a profound understanding of the enormous creative potential of our minds. It also gives us a road map to cultivating these remarkable brain states in our daily lives.</p>
The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to Read Faste...
by Jonathan A. Levi

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth will become one of two things: invaluable or obsolete. No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in human history鈥攁nd it鈥檚 accelerating exponentially.<BR><BR>In this new reality, how can we possibly hope to keep up? How can we learn, unlearn, and relearn fast enough to stay relevant in the world to come?<BR><BR>In <i>The Only Skill That Matters</i>, <B>Jonathan Levi</B> unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You鈥檒l master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain. You鈥檒l learn to double or triple your reading speed, enhance your focus, and optimize your cognitive performance. Most importantly, you鈥檒l be empowered to confidently approach any subject鈥攆rom technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches鈥攁nd learn it with ease.
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
by Robert M. Sapolsky

Language

English

Pages

798

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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Why do we do the things we do?<br /><br />Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its genetic inheritance.<br /><br />And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. What goes on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happens? Then he pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell triggers the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones act hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli which trigger the nervous system? By now, he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened.<br /><br />Sapolsky keeps going--next to what features of the environment affected that person's brain, and then back to the childhood of the individual, and then to their genetic makeup. Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than that one individual. How culture has shaped that individual's group, what ecological factors helped shape that culture, and on and on, back to evolutionary factors thousands and even millions of years old.<br /><br />The result is one of the most dazzling tours de horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.
The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Ey...
by Donald Hoffman

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<p><strong>Can we trust our senses to tell us the truth?</strong></p><br /><p>Challenging leading scientific theories that claim that our senses report back objective reality, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman argues that while we should take our perceptions seriously, we should not take them literally. How can it be possible that the world we see is not objective reality? And how can our senses be useful if they are not communicating the truth? Hoffman grapples with these questions and more over the course of this eye-opening work.</p><br /><p>Ever since <em>Homo sapiens</em> has walked the earth, natural selection has favored perception that hides the truth and guides us toward useful action, shaping our senses to keep us alive and reproducing. We observe a speeding car and do not walk in front of it; we see mold growing on bread and do not eat it. These impressions, though, are not objective reality. Just like a file icon on a desktop screen is a useful symbol rather than a genuine representation of what a computer file looks like, the objects we see every day are merely icons, allowing us to navigate the world safely and with ease.</p><br /><p>The real-world implications for this discovery are huge. From examining why fashion designers create clothes that give the illusion of a more 鈥渁ttractive鈥?body shape to studying how companies use color to elicit specific emotions in consumers, and even dismantling the very notion that spacetime is objective reality, <em>The Case Against Reality</em> dares us to question everything we thought we knew about the world we see.</p>
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While ...
by , Paul Grewal

Language

English

Pages

391

Publication Date

March 20, 2018

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<p><strong><em>New York Times </em>Bestseller</strong></p><p><strong>Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat and change the way your brain ages, in this</strong> <strong>cutting-edge, practical guide to eliminating brain fog, optimizing brain health, and achieving peak mental performance from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere. </strong></p><p>After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about brain health and performance. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of leading scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country鈥檚 best neurology departments鈥攁ll in the hopes of understanding his mother鈥檚 condition. </p><p>Now, in <em>Genius Foods</em>, Lugavere presents a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. He uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain functions, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a balanced mood. </p><p>Weaving together pioneering research on dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and nutritional psychiatry, Lugavere distills groundbreaking science into actionable lifestyle changes. He shares invaluable insights into how to improve your brain power, including </p><ul><li>the nutrients that can boost your memory and improve mental clarity (and where to find them);</li><li>the foods and tactics that can energize and rejuvenate your brain, no matter your age;</li><li>a brain-boosting fat-loss method so powerful it has been called 鈥渂iochemical liposuction鈥? and</li><li>the foods that can improve your happiness, both now and for the long term.</li></ul><p>With <em>Genius Foods</em>, Lugavere offers a cutting-edge yet practical road map to eliminating brain fog and optimizing the brain鈥檚 health and performance today鈥攁nd decades into the future.</p>
Hurst's the Heart, 13th Edition: Two Volume Set
by , Robert A. Harrington

Language

English

Pages

2500

Publication Date

February 12, 2011

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<p><b>The trusted landmark cardiology resource鈥攖horoughly updated to reflect the latest clinical perspectives </b></p><br /><br /><p><i><b>Includes DVD with image bank</b></i></p><br /><br /><p><b>A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!</b></p><br /><br /><p><b>5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!</b><br /><br />"This is an outstanding choice for those who strive for a firm foundation in cardiovascular medicine, as well as an up-to-date and user-friendly source that addresses every discipline in the field. The updates and enhancements to this edition have made the book easier to use."--<i>Doody's Review Service</i></p><br /><br /><p>Through thirteen editions, <i>Hurst鈥檚 the Heart</i> has always represented the cornerstone of current scholarship in the discipline. Cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and internists from across the globe have relied on its unmatched authority, breadth of coverage, and clinical relevance to help optimize patient outcomes. The thirteenth edition of <i>Hurst鈥檚 the Heart</i> continues this standard-setting tradition with 19 new chapters and 59 new authors, each of whom are internationally recognized as experts in their respective content areas.</p><br /><br /><p>Featuring an enhanced, reader-friendly design, the new edition covers need-to-know clinical advances, as well as issues that are becoming increasingly vital to cardiologists worldwide. As in previous editions, you will find the most complete overview of cardiology topics available鈥攑lus a timely new focus on evidence-based medicine, health outcomes, and health quality.</p><br /><br /><p><b>New Features</b></p><br /><br /><ul> <li>1548 full-color illustrations and 578 tables</li><br /><br /><li>Companion DVD with image bank includes key figures and tables from the text</li><br /><br /><li>The Cardiovascular Disease: Past, Present, and Future section includes a new chapter on assessing and improving quality of care in cardiovascular medicine</li><br /><br /><li>The section on the scientific foundations of cardiovascular medicine has been thoroughly revised</li><br /><br /><li>2 new chapters in the section on the evaluation of the patient detail the process of effective diagnostic decision making based on technology, clinical trials, and practice guidelines</li><br /><br /><li>A new chapter in the section on heart failure details cardiac transplantation</li><br /><br /><li>The sections on primary heart disease include new chapters on topics such as preventive strategies for coronary artery disease and updated pharmacologic strategies for acute coronary syndromes</li><br /><br /><li>The section on cardiopulmonary disease features new chapters on chronic cor pulmonale and sleep disorder breathing and its relationship to cardiovascular disease</li><br /><br /><li>The section on valvular heart disease has four of the six chapter completely rewritten by new authors who are authorities in the field</li><br /><br /><li>The final six sections feature new chapters on the environment and heart disease, surgical treatment of carotid and peripheral vascular disease and cost effective strategies in cardiology</li><br /><br /></ul>
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Eve...
by Joshua Foer

Language

English

Pages

317

Publication Date

March 03, 2011

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<b>The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory<br /><br /></b>An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, <i>Moonwalking with Einstein</i> recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.<b><br /></b>
The Body: A Guide for Occupants
by Bill Bryson

Language

English

Pages

424

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><b>Bill Bryson, bestselling author of </b><b><i>A Short History of Nearly Everything</i></b><b>, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody.</b></b><br /><br />Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, <i>The Body</i> will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." <i>The Body</i> will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
by Mary Roach

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

May 17, 2004

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<p><strong>"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."鈥?lt;em>Entertainment Weekly</em></strong></p><br /><em>Stiff</em> is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers鈥攕ome willingly, some unwittingly鈥攈ave been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

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