By Richard J. Davidson, Sharon Begley
Del mismo modo que cada uno de nosotros tiene una huella dactilar única, también cadapersona posee una forma own y exclusiva de sentir y reaccionar a cuanto le ocurre, unperfil emocional individualizado que forma parte de lo que somos y nos diferencia de los demás. Un perfil constituido por el modo en que nos enfrentamos a los angeles adversidad, l. a. actitud frente a l. a. que encaramos l. a. vida, l. a. intuición social, l. a. autoconciencia, los angeles sensibilidad al contexto y los angeles atención hacia lo que realizamos. Un perfi l que nos hace quienes somos.Cuando sufres un revés, ¿eres capaz de superarlo con naturalidad? Si las cosas no salen como quieres, ¿mantienes pese a ello l. a. energía y el optimismo? ¿Sabes interpretar el lenguaje noverbal de las personas que te rodean? ¿Eres consciente de por qué actúas de los angeles manera en que lo haces en cada momento? ¿Te comportas en basic como se espera que lo hagas? ¿Te concentras con facilidad o te resulta difícil mantener los angeles atención? En l. a. respuesta a esas preguntas están los ingredientes del perfi l emocional de nuestro cerebro.Richard J. Davidson pone de manifiesto en este libro, único en su género, l. a. química cerebralque hay tras cada una de las dimensiones que constituyen el estilo emocional y analiza los angeles forma en que cada una de ellas influye en los angeles salud del ser humano. Propone, además,ejercicios basados en l. a. meditación que pueden ayudarnos a transformar aquellos patrones del cerebro que perjudican nuestro desarrollo como personas, lo que convierte este libro en una auténtica guía para fortalecer los angeles empatía, el optimismo y l. a. sensación de bienestar.
By Douwe Draaisma
Is it actual, because the novelist Cees Nooteboom as soon as wrote, that reminiscence is sort of a puppy that lies down the place it pleases? the place do the lengthy, lazy summers of our early life cross? Why, as we get older, does time appear to condense, accelerate and elude us, whereas in outdated age, major occasions from our far-off prior can look as brilliant and actual as what occurred the day past? Douwe Draaisma, writer of the across the world acclaimed Metaphors of reminiscence (Cambridge, 2001), explores the character of autobiographical reminiscence. employing a different combination of scholarship, poetic sensibility, and prepared commentary, he tackles such notable phenomena as deja-vu, near-death studies, the reminiscence feats of fool savants, and the results of utmost trauma on reminiscence keep in mind. elevating nearly as many questions because it solutions, this attention-grabbing publication won't fail to impact you even as it educates and entertains. Douwe Draaisma is Professor of the historical past of Psychology within the division of concept and heritage of Psychology on the college of Groningen, The Netherlands. He has released books on time and reminiscence and his articles have seemed in expert journals as various as Annals of technological know-how, mental medication, and Nature. the unique Dutch model of Why lifestyles accelerates As You grow old has gained numerous clinical and literary awards.
"Draaisma...is an amazing author, whose erudition and keenness for the subject are obvious in each page."
"This is a provacative and well-written book."
--Desert Morning News
"Douwe Draaisma's Why existence hurries up As You grow old gained prizes whilst it seemed in Dutch, and is a treasure. the result's informative, a laugh and relocating. lengthy once you shut it, it leaves an outstanding memory."
--New Scientist, Jon Turney
"...expertly and fluidly integrates utilized autobiographical reminiscence subject matters with fascinating historic and modern vignettes of the psychology learn literature. very good supplementary studying for classes in cognitive psychology and the background of psychology, hugely recommended."
"Douwe Draaisma has written a pleasant e-book approximately a few interesting facets of memory...We applaud Draaisma's identity of hard-to-reach locations and wish that this booklet will problem experimental psychologists to increase new methodologies."
--PsycCritiques, Elizabeth J. Marsh, Lisa ok. Fazio
"In this outstanding quantity, our desire of figuring out the influence of time upon reminiscence is abundantly met. Douwe Draaisma, an instructional psychologist within the Netherlands, has geared up a compelling and thorough overview of stories in reminiscence. those experiences are provided to the reader in comprehensible phrases, due to either the author's readability of presentation and to the ability of the translators, Arnold and Erica Pomerans."
--Philip W. Brickner, MD
Where do the lengthy, lazy summers of our youth move? Why is it that as we get older time turns out to condense, accelerate, elude us whereas in outdated age major occasions from our far-off prior can appear as bright and genuine as what occurred the previous day? during this spell binding and considerate booklet, Douwe Draaisma, writer of the across the world acclaimed "Metaphors of Memory", explores the character of autobiographical reminiscence and notable phenomena equivalent to deja-vu the reminiscence feats of idiot-savants or the results of utmost trauma on reminiscence remember.
By Frances Yates
Publish yr note: First released in 1966 by way of college Of Chicago Press and by way of Taylor & Francis in 1999
A innovative booklet approximately mnemonic recommendations, and their relation to the heritage of philosophy, technology, and literature.
The historic Greeks, to whom a expert reminiscence used to be of important importance—as it used to be to each person earlier than the discovery of printing—created an complex reminiscence process, in keeping with a strategy of impressing "places" and "images" at the brain. Inherited and recorded by way of the Romans, this artwork of reminiscence handed into the ecu culture, to be revived, in occult shape, on the Renaissance, and especially by way of the unusual and memorable genius, Giordano Bruno. Such is the most subject matter of Frances Yates's designated and detailed ebook, during which she sheds mild on such different matters as Dante's Divine Comedy, the shape of the Shakespearian theater, and the background of historic structure. apart from its intrinsic fascination, this e-book is a useful contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the heritage of philosophy, of technological know-how, and of literature.
By Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Adventure the magic of biology on your own residence lab. This hands-on advent contains greater than 30 academic (and enjoyable) experiments that assist you discover this attention-grabbing box by yourself. ideal for heart- and high-school scholars and DIY fanatics, this full-color advisor teaches you the fundamentals of biology lab paintings and exhibits you ways to establish a secure lab at home.
The Illustrated advisor to domestic Biology Experiments is additionally written with the desires of homeschoolers firmly in brain, in addition to adults who're wanting to discover the technological know-how of nature as a life-long pastime. To get the main from the experiments, we suggest utilizing this consultant together with a customary biology textual content, reminiscent of the freely downloadable CK-12 Biology (ck-12.org).
• grasp using the microscope, together with sectioning and staining
• construct and discover microcosms, soda-bottle worlds of pond life
• examine the chemistry of lifestyles from basic acids, bases, and buffers to advanced carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes, and DNA
• Extract, isolate, and realize DNA
• discover photosynthesis, osmosis, nitrogen fixation, and different existence processes
• examine the telephone cycle (mitosis and cytokinesis)
• detect populations and ecosystems, and practice air and water pollutants tests
• examine genetics and inheritance
• Do hands-on microbiology, from uncomplicated culturing to micro-evolution of micro organism by means of pressured selection
• achieve hands-on lab event to arrange for the AP Biology exam
Through their corporation, the house Scientist, LLC (thehomescientist.com/biology), the authors additionally provide low-cost customized kits that supply really expert apparatus and offers you’ll have to whole the experiments. upload a microscope and a few universal home items and you’re stable to head.
By Theodore Gray, Nick Mann
An eye-opening, unique number of stunning, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 components within the periodic desk.
The components are what we, and every thing round us, are made from. yet what number components has an individual really visible in natural, uncombined shape? the weather offers this infrequent chance. in accordance with seven years of study and images, the photographs during this booklet make up the main entire, and visually arresting, illustration to be had to the bare eye of each atom within the universe. equipped so as of visual appeal at the periodic desk, every one point is represented through a range that features a attractive, full-page, full-color picture that almost all heavily represents it in its purest shape. for instance, at -183°C, oxygen turns from a drab fuel to a gorgeous faded blue liquid.
Also integrated are interesting evidence, figures, and tales of the weather in addition to info at the homes of every, together with atomic weight, density, melting and boiling aspect, valence, electronegativity, and the 12 months and site during which it was once came across. a number of extra images exhibit every one aspect in a little bit altered types or as utilized in a number of sensible methods. The element's place at the periodic desk is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the desk and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting issues looks on every one web page in addition to a density scale that runs alongside the ground.
Packed with fascinating info, this mix of good technological know-how and wonderful inventive pictures is the correct present publication for each sentient creature within the universe.
By Alan Lightman
“Alan Lightman brings a gentle contact to heavy questions. here's a publication approximately nesting ospreys, a number of universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. all through, Lightman takes us from side to side among traditional occurrences—old footwear and entropy, crusing a ways out at sea and the limitless expanse of space.
“In this moderate quantity, Lightman seems to be towards the universe and captures facets of it in a sequence of superbly written essays, each one providing a glimpse on the entire from a distinct standpoint: the following time, there symmetry, now not least God. it's a meditation by means of a awesome humanist-physicist, a e-book worthy examining via a person entranced by way of great principles grounded within the actual world.”
—Peter L. Galison, Joseph Pellegrino collage Professor, Harvard University
By Julia Rothman, Matt Lamothe, Jenny Volvovski
A technology publication like no different, The the place, the Why, and the How turns free seventy five of today's most popular artists onto life's big questions, from how we came to the place we're going. inside of those pages many of the largest (and smallest) mysteries of the flora and fauna are defined in essays by means of genuine operating scientists, that are then illustrated by means of artists given unfastened rein to be as literal or as inventive as they prefer. the result's a party of the sweetness that evokes each new discovery. that includes paintings through such modern luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, and lots of extra, it is a paintings of clinical and creative exploration to pique the curiosity of either the intellectually and imaginatively curious.
By Colin Klein
In What the physique instructions, Colin Klein proposes and defends a unique conception of soreness. Klein argues that pains are relevant; they're sensations with a content material, and that content material is a command to guard the injured a part of the physique. He phrases this view “imperativism approximately pain,” and argues that imperativism can account for 2 complicated gains of ache: its powerful motivating strength and its uninformative nature. Klein argues that the organic objective of ache is homeostatic; like starvation and thirst, ache is helping resolve a problem to physically integrity. It does so through motivating you to behave in ways in which support the physique recuperate. in case you obey pain’s command, you recuperate (in usual circumstances). He develops his account to address numerous ache phenomena and applies it to resolve a couple of traditionally confusing instances. Klein’s reason is to safeguard the imperativist view in a natural form—without requiring soreness to symbolize evidence in regards to the world.
Klein provides a version of important content material exhibiting that intrinsically motivating sensations are most sensible understood as imperatives, and argues that soreness belongs to this classification. He considers the excellence among soreness and discomfort; explains how discomfort motivates; addresses diversifications between pains; and gives an imperativist account of maladaptive pains, pains that don’t seem to harm, masochism, and why discomfort feels undesirable.