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Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life Summary ☆ 6 × [Ebook] ➨ Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life By Steven Johnson – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk In this nationally bestselling compulsively readable account of what makes brain science a vitChemicals closely related Wide Open Your Brain and PDFEPUBto recreational drugsWhy does music move us to tearsWhere do breakthrough ideas come from Johnson answers these and many uestions arising Wide Open Your Brain and PDFEPUBfrom the events of our everyday lives You do not have to be a neuroscientist to wonder for example why do you smile And why do you sometimes smile inappropriately even if you don't want to How do others read your inappropriate smile How does such interplay occur neurochemic. Description Mind Wide Open speaks to brain buffs self obsessed neurotics barstool psychologists mystified parents grumpy spouses exasperated managers and anyone who enjoys speculating and gossiping about the motivations and behaviors of other human beings Steven Johnson shows us the transformative power of understanding brain science and offers new modes of introspection and tools for better parenting better relationships and better living

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Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday LifeAlly and what if anything can you do about it Fascinating and rewarding Mind Wide Open speaks to brain buffs self obsessed neurotics barstool psychologists mystified parents grumpy spouses exasperated managers and anyone who enjoys speculating and gossiping about the motivations and behaviors of other human beings Steven Johnson shows us the transformative power of understanding brain science and offers new modes of introspection and tools for better parenting better relationships and better living. This is a really excellent look at how neuroscience relates to our everyday emotional lives One of the most interesting bits to me was the discussion of the way that we remember trauma Research now shows that a lot of conventional wisdom about trauma is flat out wrong; in particularly this book suggests that if talking out a traumatic event reproduces the fear response increased heart rate etc it may cause the fear produced by the memories to become firmly etched not less This means that talk therapy might not actually be the most effective treatment for survivors especially if the trauma is recentIt can be kind of eerie to realize that so much of what we experience emotionally is related to chemicals flowing about in your brain but I found it fascinating I'm pretty used to the idea in some ways already since I take medication to control my depression but this book has really sparked my interest and I'm planning on seeking out some of the books that he mentions in his excellent footnotes