Description : Learn the secrets to a vastly improved memory and see if you have what it takes to be a Russian spy in this "found" KGB manual--a #1 bestseller in Russia. When most people think of the word spy, they imagine gadgets – laser pens and exploding cigarette lighters – but the most important piece of equipment an agent has is their brain. Memory is vital to the work of an agent. The need for total secrecy often prevents them from recording anything, so operatives have to rely on their brains to retain and reproduce an incredible amount of information with absolute accuracy. Inside this book we will teach you how to enhance your memory and sharpen your mind with a range of exercises developed over many years and used to train the most skillful spies the world has ever seen. You will develop skills tested in the most extreme of environments and unlock the full capability of your brain. Full of puzzles, tests tricks and brain hacks, all interspersed with a cold war spy story, the Russian bestselling phenomenon Spy School is now translated into English for the first time.
Description : The Second Edition covers fundamental neuroscience topics, integrating essential information with clinical and physiological considerations, providing students with multiple opportunities for review and self-testing, and presenting the latest relevant developments in neuroscience.
Description : Introduces a series of entertaining, simple exercises designed to enhance one's memory, accompanied by a series of quizzes designed to test the brain's strengths and weaknesses, along with more than five hundred games, tricks, and strategies--and more than one thousand illustrations--to help improve one's mental acuity.
Description : Argues that storytelling and story reading are an important component of brain development and the education of children and adults.
Description : A tour of today's cutting-edge brain research challenges readers to reevaluate the essence of human personality and fate, explaining how the brain predicts and processes events, describing breakthroughs in biofeedback technology, citing the sources of creativity and ideas, and offering insight into brain neurochemistry. 50,000 first printing.
Description : 'INFORMATIVE AND PERSUASIVE ENOUGH TO ROUSE THE MOST ARDENT COUCH POTATO' (NEW SCIENTIST) IRISH TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Walking upright on two feet is a uniquely human skill. It defines us as a species. It enabled us to walk out of Africa and to spread as far as Alaska and Australia. It freed our hands and freed our minds. We put one foot in front of the other without thinking – yet how many of us know how we do that, or appreciate the advantages it gives us? In this hymn to walking, neuroscientist Shane O’Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits it confers on our bodies and minds. In Praise of Walking celebrates this miraculous ability. Incredibly, it is a skill that has its evolutionary origins millions of years ago, under the sea. And the latest research is only now revealing how the brain and nervous system performs the mechanical magic of balancing, navigating a crowded city, or running our inner GPS system. Walking is good for our muscles and posture; it helps to protect and repair organs, and can slow or turn back the ageing of our brains. With our minds in motion we think more creatively, our mood improves and stress levels fall. Walking together to achieve a shared purpose is also a social glue that has contributed to our survival as a species. As our lives become increasingly sedentary, we risk all this. We must start walking again, whether it’s up a mountain, down to the park, or simply to school and work. We, and our societies, will be better for it. SUNDAY INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE WEEK AGreatRead and ArgosyBooks BOOK OF THE MONTH
Description : This title develops reading skills by introducing learners to a wide variety of authentic texts, including articles, poems and literary passages.
Description : Exercise your brain's right hemisphere to write words using improved visual imagery. Here's how to open 30+ businesses as a creative writing coach incorporating selected techniques for healing and memory enhancement inspired by music, drama, and art therapists. Learn healing techniques from creative writing therapists using the tools of music, visual imagery, and expressive arts therapies in the background. It's a multimedia approach to enhancing creativity, memory and to write salable work. Are you interested in guiding life story writers in a variety of environments from life-long learning or reminiscence therapy to working with hospice chaplains? Be an entrepreneur, career coach, or manuscript "doctor" organizing groups using music and art in the background to inspire authors. Design brain-stimulating exercises for specific types of writing. Tired of analyzing puzzles to build brain dendrites and stimulate, enhance and exercise your own memory or those of groups or clients? Help yourself or others write salable works and move beyond journaling as a healing tool. Write therapeutically about a significant event in anyone's life against a background of art or music. Fold paper to make pop-up books, gifts, or time capsules where you can illustrate and write. Even add MP3 audio files.
Description : A funny and delightful illustrated story about navigating middle school, perfect for fans of Dork Diaries or Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Middle school is all about labels. Izzy is the dreamer. There's nothing Izzy loves more than acting in skits and making up funny stories. The downside? She can never quite focus enough to get her schoolwork done. Bri is the brain. While she's proud of her excellent grades, she wishes people would see there's more to her than just a report card full of As. And that her mum would stop bugging her to 'break out of her shell' and join drama club. The girls' lives collide on the day of the school talent show, which turns out to be even more dramatic than either Bri or Izzy could have imagined... and proves once and for all that the only label you need is 'be yourself'.
Description : "Hidden beneath consciousness, the brain mechanisms of personal space affect every aspect of our lives - social, emotional, cultural, and practical"--