The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

The Body Has a Mind of Its Own
How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better

by Sandra Blakeslee,Matthew Blakeslee

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-09-09
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1588368122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this compelling, cutting-edge book, two generations of science writers explore the exciting science of “body maps” in the brain–and how startling new discoveries about the mind-body connection can change and improve our lives. Why do you still feel fat after losing weight? What makes video games so addictive? How can “practicing” your favorite sport in your imagination improve your game? The answers can be found in body maps. Just as road maps represent interconnections across the landscape, your many body maps represent all aspects of your bodily self, inside and out. In concert, they create your physical and emotional awareness and your sense of being a whole, feeling self in a larger social world. Moreover, your body maps are profoundly elastic. Your self doesn’t begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. This space morphs every time you put on or take off clothes, ride a bike, or wield a tool. When you drive a car, your personal body space grows to envelop it. When you play a video game, your body maps automatically track and emulate the actions of your character onscreen. When you watch a scary movie, your body maps put dread in your stomach and send chills down your spine. If your body maps fall out of sync, you may have an out-of-body experience or see auras around other people. The Body Has a Mind of Its Own explains how you can tap into the power of body maps to do almost anything better–whether it is playing tennis, strumming a guitar, riding a horse, dancing a waltz, empathizing with a friend, raising children, or coping with stress. The story of body maps goes even further, providing a fresh look at the causes of anorexia, bulimia, obsessive plastic surgery, and the notorious golfer’s curse “the yips.” It lends insights into culture, language, music, parenting, emotions, chronic pain, and more. Filled with illustrations, wonderful anecdotes, and even parlor tricks that you can use to reconfigure your body sense, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own will change the way you think–about the way you think. “The Blakeslees have taken the latest and most exciting finds from brain research and have made them accessible. This is how science writing should always be.” –Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., author of The Ethical Brain “Through a stream of fascinating and entertaining examples, Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee illustrate how our perception of ourselves, and indeed the world, is not fixed but is surprisingly fluid and easily modified. They have created the best book ever written about how our sense of ‘self’ emerges from the motley collection of neurons we call the brain.” –Jeff Hawkins, co-author of On Intelligence “The Blakeslees have taken the latest and most exciting finds from brain research and have made them accessible. This is how science writing should always be.” –Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., author of The Ethical Brain “A marvelous book. In the last ten years there has been a paradigm shift in understanding the brain and how its various specialized regions respond to environmental challenges. In addition to providing a brilliant overview of recent revolutionary discoveries on body image and brain plasticity, the book is sprinkled with numerous insights.” –V. S. Ramachandran, M.D., director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego

It's Your Body... Ask

It's Your Body... Ask
A Book

by William H. Goodson III

  • Publisher : Fort Alexander Press
  • Release : 2016-10-06
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780997705485
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Time with your doctor is short, so knowing how to ask your doctor the right questions is essential to receiving care that is personalized to you. It's your body...ASK is a guide to the questions to ask your physician about breast cancer - and other breast problems - to assure that you receive the most personalized medicine for your health. Designed to help you organize your thoughts, it helps you start learning - before your appointment begins - by focusing on the different questions to ask if you want to check that you are okay, if you have an area in your breast that you are worried about, or if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The book explains why each individual question is important to the patient and what she can learn from the range of possible answers. The second edition is expanded to accommodate new information about the answers to old questions and new questions raised by recent advances in research. The introduction explains where doctors get information, the meaning of relative and absolute risk, and more importantly how a woman can judge for herself the value of different types of information to avoid being misled by exaggeration of the benefit of one treatment versus another. The body of the book has an expanded introduction to genetic testing, wider discussion of how to think about the treatment of breast cancer, and an overview of the newest group of cancer drugs, targeted biologic therapies.

Your Body Speaks Its Mind

Your Body Speaks Its Mind
A Book

by Stanley Keleman

  • Publisher : Center Press (Berkeley, CA)
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Commentary on the New Testament

A Commentary on the New Testament
A Book

by Lucius Robinson Paige

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1857
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Instructions for the Education of a Daughter ... Done into English, and revised by Dr. George Hickes. The second edition

Instructions for the Education of a Daughter ... Done into English, and revised by Dr. George Hickes. The second edition
A Book

by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1750
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Body Has Its Reasons

The Body Has Its Reasons
Self-Awareness Through Conscious Movement

by Therese Bertherat,Carol Bernstein

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-07-17
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1620558920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this revolutionary and highly readable book, Thérèse Bertherat and Carol Bernstein shatter myths about traditional exercise and health. They introduce movement that is based on a profound selfawareness, freeing us from our limiting attitudes about ourselves and our bodies. Strangers to our own bodies, many of us spend our adult lives suffering from tensions and chronic aches and pains--problems that have no apparent genesis or solution. In repeating habitual patterns of movement, we ignore the range of possibilities available to us, so that the body suppresses and eventually forgets its natural grace and integration. Employing traditional exercises to alleviate the symptoms of a round stomach, a bad back, and muscles that ache after sports, we often force the body to act against itself and perpetuate our discomfort. A physical therapist and teacher of movement in Europe, Bertherat takes the reader through a series of precise, gentle, organic movements. These “anti-exercises” develop the body’s range and freedom of movement, releasing constraints and reawakening dormant muscles. By using the appropriate energy for each gesture, they bring relief from a multitude of ills, at the same time awakening the senses and sharpening perceptions. The Body Has Its Reasons offers a realistic alternative to conventional body work that can help you become more efficient, creative, and self-confident. It can increase your intellectual capacity as well as your athletic ability and free you of sexual problems, including frigidity and impotence. No matter what your age, the information in these pages can help you release the beautiful and well-made individual that you were meant to be.

Primary Object Lessons for a Graduated Course of Development

Primary Object Lessons for a Graduated Course of Development
A Manual for Teachers and Parents

by Norman Allison Calkins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Among the Zulus and Amatongas

Among the Zulus and Amatongas
With Sketches of the Natives, Their Language and Customs; and the Country, Products, Climate, Wild Animals, &c. Being Principally Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers

by David Leslie

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1875
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A System of Biblical Psychology

A System of Biblical Psychology
A Book

by Franz Delitzsch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 585
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A System of Biblical Psychology by Robert Ernest Wallis Franz Delitzsch, first published in 1885, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Your Body and How it Works, Grades 5 - 8

Your Body and How it Works, Grades 5 - 8
A Book

by Pat Ward,Barbara Ward

  • Publisher : Mark Twain Media
  • Release : 2008-09-03
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1580378129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Give students in grades 5 and up tons of information to digest with Your Body and How It Works! This fascinating 128-page resource teaches students about body systems through quizzes, vocabulary reviews, and engaging activities. It covers topics such as body organization, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the excretory system, the nervous system, and the endocrine system. The book includes complete answer keys and reproducibles.

The Expository Times

The Expository Times
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Punch, Or, The London Charivari

Punch, Or, The London Charivari
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Chautauquan

The Chautauquan
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cambridge Review

The Cambridge Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vols. 1-26 include a supplement: The University pulpit, vols. [1]-26, no. 1-661, which has separate pagination but is indexed in the main vol.

Annotations Upon the Holy Bible

Annotations Upon the Holy Bible
Wherein the Sacred Text is Inserted, and Various Readings Annexed, Together with the Parallel Scriptures ...

by Matthew Poole

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1852
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated. A Repository of Science, Literature, and General Intelligence

Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated. A Repository of Science, Literature, and General Intelligence
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Human Body

The Human Body
A Book

by Steve Parker

  • Publisher : Benchmark Books
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 43
  • ISBN : 9780863076305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York
A Book

by New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Doctor Morrison's Miracle Body Tune-up for Rejuvenated Health

Doctor Morrison's Miracle Body Tune-up for Rejuvenated Health
A Book

by Marsh Morrison

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9780132163668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through the simple, easy-to-use Missing Link techniques described in this book, says Dr. Morrison, thousands of sick people suddenfly found a new life of robust health and youthful vigor as their pains, ailments and diseases miraculously disappeared. With this secret, it may now be possible for you to gain these benefits and increase the joys of living many times over, he says.

Celebrate Your Body

Celebrate Your Body
(and Its Changes, Too!)

by Sonya Renee Taylor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9781544418087
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Celebrate your body (and it's changes, too!) is your guide to understanding and loving your body - now and as it continues to change. Here's everything you need to know about breasts and bras, your period, hair here and there, feelings and friends, and so much more. You'll find support and encouragement in these pages that will help you navigate this whole puberty thing. Think of this book as your new best friend that will help you learn about - and celebrate - your amazing, changing, one-of-a-kind body!"--Cover.