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  Your Miracle Brain

Myth: You are born with a genetically determined brain of fixed size and potential, and there is nothing you can do to change it.

Reality: Your brain is a growing, changing organ and you can greatly improve the very structure, wiring, and functioning of your brain cells by what you eat and the supplements you take.

In Your Miracle Brain, Jean Carper, the bestselling author of Miracle Cures, Stop Aging Now!, and Food-Your Miracle Medicine, reveals the astonishing new discoveries that have caused brain researchers to completely revise their ideas about the brain's marvelous capabilities for change through "nutritional neuroscience."

In this book you will learn how you can mold your brain to optimize memory, intelligence, mental achievement, and mood by eating the right foods and taking specific brain boosting supplements; from common vitamin E to alpha lipoic acid, ginkgo biloba, and Co-Enzyme Q10.

Your Miracle Brain reports breakthrough research from leading scientific centers the National Institutes of Health, Harvard, Tufts, the University of California and others from around the world proving how diet and supplements can create peak brain power throughout life from boosting the capabilities of young brains to preventing and reversing brain breakdown as we get older.

You will discover astounding information and inspiring advice on every page: How to raise your child's IQ before he or she is even born; which fat stunts brain cells, and which make you smarter and happier; which vitamins can boost intelligence and memory; how high blood pressure can shrink your brain and what foods to eat to sharpen memory and rejuvenate brain cells.

Nothing is more central to a successful and fulfilling life than an optimally functioning brain. In Your Miracle Brain Jean Carper reveals the nutritional secrets that can unlock your brain's full intellectual and emotional potential.

  Saving Your Brain

In this groundbreaking new book, a Harvard-trained neurologist shows how you can attain lifelong mental fitness. Utilizing the latest breakthroughs in research, Dr. Jeff Victoroff has developed a definitive, life-changing plan that provides you with the powerful, scientifically based methods you need to protect your brain from aging and memory loss. Starting today, you too can save your brain.

If you are over forty years old, you already know the bad news: names may be harder to remember; a word may sometimes elude you as you speak; you may sometimes misplace your glasses, your car keys (or even your car!). But medical research is lifting the veil of mystery off the process of brain aging and offering up strong evidence that you do not necessarily have to accept deteriorating brain function as you get older. From the benefits of exercise to the effects of stress relief, from what you eat and drink to the kind of work you do, from the natural substances that are most likely to help to the new medications your doctor can prescribe, this book outlines literally hundreds of preventive measures you can take to keep your mind sharper, stronger, and healthier your whole life. Among the many topics covered in this book are:

• Amazing new studies revealing who is most likely to get Alzheimer’s disease--and how we can all reduce our risk
• Powerful evidence showing how the Brain-Saving Diet can boost your defenses against memory loss
• How stress, depression, anger, and low self-esteem can literally threaten the structure of our brains, and what we should all be doing about it
• The surprising discovery that inflammation is slowly cooking our brain cells, and how we can stop it
• The two ways you can literally add new brain cells!

A book that will change the way you live, eat, and work, Saving Your Brain is a wake-up call to those people who have long since learned the wonders of taking care of their body--and now have the very real chance to provide the same lifesaving care for their brain.

  Awakening The Mind

Each moment of our lives, from birth to death, our brains are engaged in an endless symphony of patterns. In Awakening the Mind, Anna Wise reveals how a careful understanding of the four types of brain waves, and the practice of carefully designed meditation exercises that lead to a mastery of each type, can vastly improve everyday focus, memory, concentration, and overall mental awareness.

Over the past three decades, Wise has measured the brain-wave patterns of spiritual teachers, artists, high-performing businessmen, athletes, and other highly creative and productive individuals. She discovered that, during periods of peak mental awareness and clarity, they all exhibited a specific brain-wave pattern in which the four categories of brain waves-alpha, beta, theta, and delta-combined in a distinct configuration. In this book, Wise provides meditation exercises specially developed to lead readers to achieve that heightened mental state referred to as the Awakened Mind

  The Mind and the Brain

A landmark work that offers new answers to one of the oldest mysteries in human thought: the connection between mind and brain.
Conventional science has long held the position that "the mind" is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now comes a major work, grounded in two decades of research, that argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own.

In The Mind and the Brain, Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult plasticity -- the brain's ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by scientists. But in this paradigm-shifting work, Schwartz and Begley take neuroplasticity one critical step further. Through decades of work treating patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Schwartz made an extraordinary finding: while following the therapy he developed, his patients were effecting significant and lasting changes in their own neural pathways. It was a scientific first: by actively focusing their attention away from negative behaviors and toward more positive ones, Schwartz's patients were using their minds to reshape their brains.

The Mind and the Brain follows Schwartz as he investigates this newly discovered power, which he calls self-directed neuroplosticity or, more simply, mental force. It describes his work with noted physicist Henry Stapp to establish the basic mechanics of self-directed neuroplasticity in quantum physics, and reveals its connections with the ancient practice of mindfulness in Buddhist tradition. And it points to potential new applications that could transform the treatment of almost every variety of neurological dysfunction, from dyslexia to stroke -- and could lead to new strategies to help us harness our mental powers.

Yet as wondrous as these implications are, perhaps even more important is the philosophical dimension of Schwartz's work. For the existence of mental force offers convincing scientific evidence of human free will, and thus of man's inherent capacity for moral choice. Challenging the scientific mainstream, Schwartz and Begley suggest boldly that we human beings are more than mere automatons -- that with the ability to shape our brains comes the power to shape our destiny. The conclusions they draw, and the questions they raise, should provoke debate among not only scientists but philosophers, legal scholars, and anyone who cares about the role of man in the universe.

  Brain Candy

Where Are My Keys?

Keep forgetting where you put your keys? Wish you could get through the crossword faster? Experiencing too many "intellectual pauses"? Then this is the book for you.

Brain Candy is an authoritative, comprehensive, and above all, cutting-edge look at what you can take to rev up your brain -- enhance memory, think faster, sharpen creativity, focus better. The only authors yet to tackle this subject who are experts in both brain function and drug action, Theodore Lidsky and Jay Schneider explain in plain English what the effects of these substances are on the body. Do they really work? Are they safe? Are they readily available? Topics include:

How to tell if a drug is worth taking
The neuropsychology of forgetting
Why drugs can help you think better
What you can take: smart drugs, amino acids, hormones, vitamins
And much more
For aging baby boomers -- and for anyone else who wants a quicker wit -- Brain Candy has all the answers.

  Brain Workout

Until recently, it was believed that as the years pass, the brain inevitably deteriorates in all of its many functions. Now, according to Dr. Arthur Winter, a neurosurgeon and the director of the New Jersey Neurological Institute, studies show that the brain can continue to develop and repair itself, even in old age, and that with simple daily exercises, the proper diet, and the right kind of mental stimulation, you can learn to strengthen and maintain your brain's power to near maximum capacity throughout your lifetime.

Brain Workout is a complete regimen with dozens of easy-to-follow exercise in each chapter and tips that include:

- Aiding memory
- Stimulating and improving sight, hearing, and the sense of smell, touch, and taste
- How certain foods affect us mentally and emotionally
- Medicines that improve brain capacity and chemicals that dull brain function
- The importance of oxygen to the brain, and what exercise will increase its flow


Reviewing this masterpiece is a challenge. The breadth of coverage, the depth of content and the time-tested durability of the ideas never cease to amaze me (I am still not able to find fault with or criticize any of the ideas presented in the book).
One reason why this book has not got the popularity it deserves might be the rather mundane and unimaginative title "Brain Power". When I first saw the unattractive cover and commonplace title, I almost ignored this as another pot-boiler promising impossible feats with the mind. It is my good fortune I bought it (and read it !).

Quoting from page 14, the six fictional thinking skill categories covered by Albecht are:

1. Fact finding 2. Crap detecting 3. Thinking on your feet 4. Idea production 5. Problem solving and decision making 6. Happying.

This list encompasses almost everything you would wish to do well in the mental plane (at least in the everyday life of a well informed person, let us exclude scientists etc.). Facts form your knowledge, crap detecting helps you filter out the pseudo-facts, thinking on your feet helps you use your knowledge in day to day living, idea production equals creativity, problem solving and decision making is the utility that works on your knowledge in the most efficient manner to make choices with respect to objectives and finally happying spans the cerebral with the emotional. For a few dollars, that is quite a lot!

Other books cover similar ground (But I don't think they cover ALL of this). Albrecht's achievement is to bring together in one place the results of research and strong common sense thinking on each topic. Although the ideas may not be entirely original (thinking skills is an area where everyone might have said something correct), I found many of them for the first time here and didn't find them in so many other similar books I have read. Instead of just being a collector of ideas, Albrecht polishes the ideas and adds fertilizer with quotations, anecdotes, cross-references, puzzles and exercises, that eventually the dry core of the result of an academic study or a familiar common-sense approach becomes a powerful, high-horsepower thought vehicle which you can marshal the next time you have a problem. Also, you learn to recognize situations in terms of the categories discussed. This is invaluable in helping you apply the ideas on a regular basis.

Albrecht also takes the distinguishing approach that intelligence and emotions are NOT meant to be two water-tight compartments. All along he emphasizes how good thinking skills can lead to a better quality life, better relationships with others, higher self-esteem and more happiness. In fact, he only discusses ideas that will be of use in the real world of a common man.

The book has a brief but very relevant bibliography and Recommended Reading List. I love the quotations before the start of each sub-topic (for example, "Wisdom is knowing what to do next", "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as you please"). You will want to read many of the recommended books.

So, if you want to get a grip on this thing called thinking, if you want to figure out what your mind is doing most of the time, and then do those things better, then this book is a great starting point.

  In Brain-Building Nutrition, Michael Schmidt reports on the links between fatty acid intake and memory, mood, and behavior.

“A thought-provoking book that will revolutionize the way we look at the brain.”

  Brain Power (2004)  Video

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