T that was what the man saidThis was an nteresting book on a truly fascinating subject I really liked this book Each chapter focused on a different aspect of the *MIND FOR EXAMPLE ONE CHAPTER DISCUSSED *For example one chapter discussed ability to mindread other people referring to how we can read subtle cues about a person s mood whether they are lying etc from their facial expressions tone etc and we have no The Secret Groom idea we can even do this He points out that we DO usually sense that we enjoy conversing with some people than others even when the content of hte conversationss largely the same and posits that this may often be because you click with someone n terms of being able to optimally mindread one another Another chapter provided nsights Children of the Future into ADDADHD and how what we call attentions really than 1 skill there Bettina Von Zwehl: Lament is auditory attention visual attention then the ability to switch back and forth or decide which external stimuli tognore etc Talked about using a neurofeedback machine that reads brainwaves to train kids to be attentive the system uses a video game A TYRANNY OF GOD in which successful movement of your guy only happens when you are focusedn a particular way ADHD kids using the system report that now they understand what t s supposed to feel like when they are reading Many nteresting things to ponder I will enjoy rereading t as well as you can easily take what you learn from this book and recognize that certain things going on n your own life are attributable to this or that neurotransmitterattention skillmindreading ability or lack thereof
Then realizing these things you might be able to train yourself to overcome certain deficiences or to do things to realizing these things you might be able to train yourself to overcome certain deficiences or to do things to My only complaint was that the last chapter got all Freud talkie and was nearly as mpenetrable as Freudtrying to explain what things from Freud are still worthy of being part of our lexicon and which things just have to be completely tossed based on what we know from brain science Just plain dull after all the nteresting reading that came before This A Deadly Trade is a pretty fascinating book It gets a little annoying whenever Johnson tries to pimpt out as a self help book learning about your brain can help you blah blah but luckily Framed for Murder it s NOT a self help bookt s an nformative book about how your brain functions and how he went about exploring via MRI and neurofeedback etc about how his brain works I m guessing he thought trying to pass t off as self help would ncrease his audienceThe chapter on attention was a tiny bit dull for me n some parts but this might have been bc I was already pretty familiar with This book s fine but t s on the level of a breezy magazine piece The picture Squeak! it presents of the brains a vastly simplified one and the set the brain Claiming His Bought Bride / Seducing the Enemy's Daughter is a vastly simplified one and the set Johnson deliversn each chapter skate along the surface of the Pêşbaziya Çîrokên Neqediyayî implications of modern neuroscience for philosophy sociology politics etc It turns out all the rich detail got dumpedn the endnotes but my opinion of the book was well set before I got to them This would have been a much better book Pick Three if that detail had beenncorporated nto the body of the work As t stands this doesn t delve much beyond the level of wow did you know you can do biofeedback and fMRIs to see how the brain has an actual architecture and your mind s actually made up of a bunch of subsystems for various tasks like pattern matching visual acuity different types of attentionality etc I won t bore you with the details but cool huh. Ting 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 ntrospection and tools for better parenting better relationships and better living. ,
Johnson opens with a uote from Keats let winged Fancy wanderThrough the thought still spread beyond herOpen wide mind s cage door While reading Johnson s pages about the behavioral theory of Robert Cloninger his theory and research showing that personalities result partly from the relative balance of neurotransmitters I came across this uote that seemed to fit Or you could be a fearless reward ndependent novelty seeker always searching out new experiences without any real concern for whether they are dangerous or even pleasurable Would like to see test result for some people Accidental Commando (Eagle Squadron in the news of Cloninger s test of Temperament and Character from Cloninger s psychobiological modeldentifies four dimensions of temperament Novelty seeking Harm avoidance Reward dependence and Persistence and three dimensions OF CHARACTER SELF DIRECTEDNESS COOPERATIVENESS AND character Self directedness Cooperativeness and transcendence The FFM proposes the domains of Extraversion Agreeableness Conscientiousness Neuroticism and Openness as the basic dimensions underlying ndividual differences 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 ntrospection and tools for better parenting better relationships and better living This Accidental Commando is a really excellent look at how neuroscience relates to our everyday emotional lives One of the mostnteresting bits to me was the discussion of the way that we remember trauma Research now shows that a lot of conventional wisdom about trauma s flat out wrong n particularly this book suggests that The Adventurer's Bride if talking out a traumatic event reproduces the fear responsencreased heart rate etc Moto ondoso stabile e altri racconti 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 especiallyf the trauma All About Me is recentIt can be kind of eerie to realize that so much of what we experience emotionallys related to chemicals flowing about Son of the Sheriff (Delta Justice, in your brain but I foundt fascinating I m pretty used to the dea n some ways already since I take medication to control my depression but this book has really sparked my Son of the Sheriff interest and I m planning on seeking out some of the books that he mentionsn his excellent footnotes Disturbingly simple depiction of the mind Johnson The Best of Us: A Memoir is unuestionablyn awe of the brain His awe seems to have mpaired his skepticism The result s that he sensationalized what he learned and at times provided absolutely false nformation as f The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation it were fact For example Hes under the assumption that the better people are at reading emotions the extroverted Where s the evidence for such an absurd claim This s why extraverts often misdiagnose Annie and the Confirmed Bachelor introverts with autism whenn fact they are not even on the spectrum Worse despite being around some of the most respected neuroscientists the world has to offer he was still holding tight to the myth that people only use 10% of their brains It s absurd These are only two examples of the many He really didn t Have A Good Enough Grasp Of Neuroscience a good enough grasp of neuroscience write this book Some journalists and science writers can swing t but he s not nearly skeptical enough to pull Let It Snow it off The book s target audience. In this nationally bestselling compulsively readable account of what makes brain science a vital component of people's uest to know themselves acclaimed science writer Steven Johnson subjects his own brain to a battery of tests to find out what's really going onnside He asks How do we read other peopleWhat s the neurochemistry behind love and sexWhat does t mean that the brain s teeming with powerful chemicals closely related to recreational.