The Neurophysics of Human Behavior

Author: Mark E. Furman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 142004043X
Format: PDF
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How do brain, mind, matter, and energy interact? Can we create a comprehensive model of the mind and brain, their interactions, and their influences? Synthesizing research from neuroscience, physics, biology, systems science, information science, psychology, and the cognitive sciences, The Neurophysics of Human Behavior advances a unified theory of brain, mind, behavior and information. This groundbreaking work helps you more deeply understand, more accurately predict, and more effectively change human behavior - a significant contribution to the fields of psychology, education, medicine, communications, and human relations. Cognitive neurophysics, as detailed in this work, presents an integrated perspective of brain, mind, behavior, thoughts, and nature. The distinguished authors emphasize the need to view psychological science - and our image of the "self" - in the context of the physical world: matter, energy, and natural laws. NeuroPrint is the powerful application model of this perspective. This comprehensive, detailed algorithm defines the network of interactions that develop brain, mind, behavior, thoughts, and emotions and redefines the meaning of psychotherapeutic intervention. The Neurophysics of Human Behavior gives the background, tools, and methods for intervention and modeling. It outlines the systematic, behavioral approach of NeuroPrint, promising to promote a deep understanding of the process of human change. Using The Neurophysics of Human Behavior, practitioners and researchers can plot and gauge the paths of change in neurocognitive dynamics and the improvements in mental health.

Meaningful Information

Author: Anthony Reading
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461401582
Format: PDF
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The book introduces a radically new way of thinking about information and the important role it plays in living systems. It opens up new avenues for exploring how cells and organisms change and adapt, since the ability to detect and respond to meaningful information is the key that enables them to receive their genetic heritage, regulate their internal milieu, and respond to changes in their environment. It also provides a way of resolving Descartes’ dilemma by explaining the workings of the brain in non-mechanical terms that are not tainted by spiritual or metaphysical beliefs. The types of meaningful information that different species and different cell types are able to detect are finely matched to the ecosystem in which they live, for natural selection has shaped what they need to know to function effectively in those circumstances. Biological detection and response systems range from the chemical configurations that govern genes and cell life to the relatively simple tropisms that guide single-cell organisms, the rudimentary nervous systems of invertebrates, and the complex neuronal structures of mammals and primates. The scope of meaningful information that can be detected and responded to reaches its peak in our own species, as exemplified by our special abilities in language, cognition, emotion, and consciousness, all of which are explored within this new framework.

Energy Psychology

Author: Fred P. Gallo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482274469
Format: PDF
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Energy Psychology: Explorations at the Interface of Energy, Cognition, Behavior, and Health, Second Edition introduces the exciting new paradigm of energy psychology and presents the latest research on the subject. This second edition begins by tracing the roots of energy psychology and contrasting them with contemporary approaches, and then explores the interface with cognition and behavior, and provides instruction in treatment applications. Drawing on more than 35 years of clinical experience, the author investigates the body's energy patterns, focusing on the relevance of acupuncture, homeopathy, prayer, and applied kinesiology to energy therapy. This new edition features expanded sections on scientific underpinnings, clinical research, manual muscle testing, and related energy psychology approaches.

Consciousness Bioenergy and Healing

Author: Daniel J. Benor
Publisher: Wholistic Healing Publications
ISBN: 9780975424803
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Consciousness -- We have enormous potentials to heal ourselves and each other. Dr. Benor, a wholistic psychiatrist, explains how mind-body and body-mind interactions promote health or cause illness through body, emotions, mind, relationships (with other people and the environment) and spirit. Clear and concise explanations of an enormous body of research, clinical examples and a variety of theories explain healing through complementary/ alternative medicine (CAM), including meditation, visualisation, acupuncture, osteopathy and many more modalities. Bioenergy -- The body can be treated as energy rather than matter. Newtonian medicine has been slow to absorb the lessons of quantum physics. Subtle biological energies are used by CAM. Acupuncture addresses energies along meridians running from head to toes, and in chakras -- the bodys energy regulating centres. Homeopathy and flower essences introduce energies and information through the water that is their vehicle for treatment. Does all this sound strange? Amazing research reviewed in this book confirms the healing potentials of these bioenergy therapies -- explaining some of the roles of our energy body. Biological energies interact with environmental energies. Dr. Benor reviews a wealth of research on unconventional energies and how they influence spiritual healing -- following on Volume I of Healing Research, which reviews 191 controlled studies of healing, demonstrating it is a highly effective treatment. Healing -- Dr Benor reviews and discusses impressive research supporting claims that complementary/alternative therapies and bioenergy therapies are potent and effective treatments.

Electrophysiology of Mind

Author: Michael D. Rugg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198524161
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book reviews a productive period of research aimed at connecting brain and mind through the use of scalp-recorded brain potentials to chart the temporal course of information processing in the human brain. The book serves as both as a summary of where we have been and as a pointer of the way ahead.

Burnout in Families

Author: Charles R. Figley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781574440478
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sleeplessness, depression, anxiety... these are common symptoms of the burnout that often accompanies living with a loved one who has experienced some kind of traumatic stress. It's well known that the loss of a child, a life-threatening injury, sexual assault or combat experience can affect the victim in traumatic ways, but what's often overlooked is how this trauma affects those closest to the victim - the family. Burnout in Families focuses on the emotional vulnerability of families exposed to the chronic or acute stress of one of its members. Editor Charles R. Figley brings together seven psychologists from around the United States to take a closer look at what's now known as secondary traumatic stress disorder - the burnout that occurs when family members care for or just live with other family members who have undergone a traumatic life event. The authors provide a comprehensive review of the available literature and offer solutions for treating and preventing family burnout and the marital and family discord that inevitably follows. Burnout in Families is an ideal text for university-level psychology, family therapy and social work courses.

Brunner and Suddarth s Textbook of Medical surgical Nursing

Author: Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780781766951
Format: PDF, Docs
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The best-selling textbook of medical-surgical nursing is now in its Eleventh Edition—with updated content throughout and enhanced, state-of-the-art ancillaries. Highlights include a stronger focus on health promotion, more extensive coverage of patients with chronic illness and disabilities, a Watch and Learn feature linked to audiovisuals on the free bound-in CD-ROM, and Evidence-Based Practice questions in each chapter linked to journal articles on the book's companion Website. A new, more engaging design features photographs of nurses interacting with patients. This edition's thoroughly revamped CD-ROM includes over 4,000 revised study questions and numerous three-dimensional animations that demonstrate disease processes. The companion Website at thePoint includes over 70 free journal articles.