The Neurotourist

Author: Lone Frank
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1851688846
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover the true heart of humanity: the brain Your brain shapes your world, but you can also shape your brain. From the God helmet to the No Lie MRI, award-winning journalist Lone Frank embarks on an incredible adventure to the frontiers of neuroscience, revealing how today's top scientists are reinventing human nature, morality, happiness, health, and reality itself. Interlacing bizarre experiments, cutting-edge research, and irreverent interviews, The Neurotourist is an unforgettable tour of the mind-bending revolution underway in the new age of the brain. A critically-acclaimed journalist, science writer, and TV presenter, Lone Frank also holds a PhD in neurobiology and has worked as a research scientist in Denmark and the US. Apart from a particularly ‘cute’ corpus callosum she has an expert’s word that her brain is quite unremarkable. “[A] fascinating exploration of the most intriguing brain experiments so far this century.” The New Scientist

Early Childhood and Neuroscience

Author: Mine Conkbayir
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474231934
Format: PDF, ePub
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Early Childhood and Neuroscience is a practical guide to understanding the complex and challenging subject of neuroscience and its use (and misapplication) in early childhood policy and practice. The author begins by introducing the definition and history of neuroscience. The reader is then led through structured chapters discussing questions such as: Why should practitioners know about neuroscience? How can neuroscience help practitioners better provide for babies and children? and Is it relevant? Topics covered include the nature vs. nurture debate through the lens of neuroscience, epigenetics, the first 1001 days and a discussion on just how critical the first three years of life are to healthy brain development. The book provides a balanced overview of the debates by weaving discussion on the opportunities of using neuroscience in early childhood practice with examination of the limitations and ethical implications throughout the chapters. This enables students to inform their own opinions about the discipline and its use in their future practice. Clear explanations of the main terms and theories are complemented with illustrative case studies of cutting-edge research from around the world, a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading. Reflective discussion questions give students the chance to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world contexts. These features encourage and support independent critical thinking, helping students to reflect on, evaluate and analyse a range of ideas, research findings and applications for their own future early childhood practice. Early Childhood and Neuroscience is essential reading for lecturers, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field as well as for the new practitioner.

Behavioural Economics and Finance

Author: Michelle Baddeley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415614775
Format: PDF, ePub
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Standard models in economics and finance usually assume that people are rational, self-interested maximisers, effectively co-ordinated via the invisible hand of the price mechanism. Whilst these approaches produce tractable, simple models, they cannot fully capture the uncertainties and instabilities that affect everyday choices in today's complex world. Insights from the other social and behavioural sciences can help to fill the gap and behavioural economics is the subject which brings economics and finance together with psychology, neuroscience and sociology. Behavioural Economics and Finance introduces the reader to some of the key concepts and insights from this rich, inter-disciplinary approach to real-world decision-making.

My Beautiful Genome

Author: Lone Frank
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1851688641
Format: PDF, Docs
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What if you could predict your future – which political party you will vote for, what kind of person you will marry, which disease will end your life, whether your blue mood will fester into something more troubling, even debilitating. Would you want to know? Taking a uniquely intimate and cheeky approach to the personal genomics revolution, internationally acclaimed science writer Lone Frank swabs up her genetic code to explore who any of us are in the days when a catalogue of your full six billion DNA building blocks is available for $10,000 and the local Walgreens offers genetic screening tests to anyone. She challenges the august Nobel Prize winners and the hyperactive business mavericks who are pushing to map and decipher every fetus’s genome within the next decade. She tests the potential to detect diseases early, as well as our capacity to develop chronic anxieties when our DNA is seen as a death sentence. She ponders whether personality, including her own above-average irritability and non-conformity, can really be reduced to biochemistry. And she prods the psychologists who hope to uncover just how much or how little our environment will matter in the new genetic century – a quest made all the more gripping as Frank considers her family’s and her own struggles with depression. At turns compellingly candid and irreverently insightful, Frank provides the first truly personal account of the new science of consumer-led genomics – and to what extent our genes determine our destiny. Lone Frank is the author of The Neurotourist: Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science (ISBN 9781851687961). She holds a PhD in neurobiology and was previously a research scientist working in the biotechnology industry in the United States. An award-winning science journalist and TV documentary presenter, she has written for such publicationsn as Scientific American, Science, and Nature Biotechnology and is a frequent speaker at venues including Harvard Medical School, the Library of Congress, the Royal Society, and TED. Praise for The Neurotourist “A fascinating exploration of the most intriguing brain experiments so far.” New Scientist “Riveting.” Rita Carter, author of Mapping the Mind

iPad 2 Portable Genius

Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527760067
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sie müssen kein Genie sein, um Ihr iPad zu benutzen. Aber wenn Sie mehr aus dem iPad rausholen wollen, dann hilft Ihnen dieser handliche Begleiter. Hier lernen Sie, wie Sie Ihr iPad mit ihrem Computer verbinden, wie Sie das iPad konfigurieren, wie Sie EMails versenden und empfangen, Photos und Videos ansehen, den App Store und die eBook Library nutzen und vieles mehr. Mit genialen Tipps und Tricks sowie farbigen Abbildungen werden Sie lernen, Ihren iPad noch effizienter anzuwenden.

Schwarze Spuren

Author: Paul Bajoria
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783407809421
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ein großes Debut in bester Tradition schaurig spannender Romane, die die finsteren Gassen und die miesen Schurken des früheren Londons aufleben lassen. Schwarze Spuren, finstere Gestalten, üble Grüche, düstere Gassen! Mog Winter ist nach seiner Flucht aus dem Waisenhaus bei einem Drucker als Gehilfe untergekommen, der ihn zusammen mit Mogs Hund Klimper in einem Verschlag über der Druckerei wohnen lässt. Sträflinge, Mörder und die fragwürdigen Gestalten der Londoner Unterwelt gehören zu seinem täglichen Leben, schließlich druckt er ihre Steckbriefe. Durch die tatsächliche Begegnung mit einem aus dem Gefängnis ausgebrochenen Verbrecher wird Mog in die Verwicklungen um einen großen Raub einbezogen, in eine Kette von Verwechslungen und in die Jagd nach einem Mörder. - Und alles hängt mit dem Segelschiff Sonne von Kalkutta zusammen, das erst vor kurzem aus Indien gekommen ist, und nicht zuletzt auch mit Mogs eigener, geheimnisvollen Vergangenheit. Zum Glück lernt Mog Nick kennen, mit dem ihn neben ihrer engen Freundschaft mehr verbindet, als er selbst ahnt. Denn ohne Nick hätte Mog keine Chance, die vielen Gefahren zu überstehen. Mitreißend bis zur letzten Seite, ein wunderbarer Schmöker! Charles Dickens verdanken wir die bewegendsten Schilderungen des Nebeneinanders von Elend und Hoffnung im London seiner Zeit. Paul Bajoria folgt dem großen englischen Autor in die verwinkelten Straßen der alten Hafenstadt an der Themse und nimmt uns mit in ein Gewirr von Intrigen. "Ein wunderbar geschriebener und glänzend komponierter Abenteurroman." Sunday Herald, Glasgow