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5 books about the most valuable and incomprehensible in a person


Scientists have long had to admit that the human brain is not just incredibly complex, but almost unknowable object of research. There are more and more amazing data about him every year. Neuroplasticity can heal fatal diseases. Testosterone is related to the length of the fingers. And free will is highly questionable.

Together with the largest book service in Russia and the CIS countries LitRes we have compiled a selection of books that will help you get a little closer to understanding the mysteries and secrets of the brain.

“The plasticity of the brain. Awesome facts about how thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains “, Norman Doidge

Already now, the new science of neuroplasticity is ready to offer many amazing facts and sensational conclusions about how, with the help of thoughts, a person can change his nature and life for the better. The author of the book, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, gives many examples of how this happens and explains why. Thanks to neuroplasticity, stroke patients recover; the brain of a woman who had one hemisphere from birth was able to reprogram itself to perform the functions of the missing half; people share amazing experiences in overcoming learning disabilities and emotional impairments, improving intelligence, and rebuilding aging brains. In addition to facts, the book provides techniques that will help you use neuroplasticity in your own life.

“The brain and its needs. From nutrition to recognition “, Vyacheslav Dubynin

How can hunger be the cause of an important scientific discovery? According to Professor Dubynin, it is biological needs that make humanity develop their mental abilities, which inevitably leads to the improvement of the brain. The author proposes to become a skillful user of the mechanisms and programs of the nervous system inherent in us by nature, in order to manifest and realize personal giftedness. Get ready to show again curiosity, fear and aggression, love and care for offspring, the desire to lead, freedom and joy of movement in order to learn a lot about your psyche.

“The biology of good and evil. How Science Explains Our Actions ”, Robert M. Sapolski

Primatologist and neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky is a master of not only asking tricky scientific questions, but also answering them in a way that is clear even to a child. In his next book, he invites you to understand what a good and a bad person is. And he immediately warns that in order to answer you will have to understand what happened a second before him, and what happened millions of years ago. Factors influencing the behavior of people are located between these points in time. How does our brain work? What is the amygdala responsible for, and what should we thank the frontal cortex for? Why do London taxi drivers have an enlarged hippocampus? How are the lengths of the index and ring fingers and the amount of intrauterine testosterone related? How are adolescents different from children and adults from a neuroscience perspective? Is there free will? The scientist answers these and other questions.

“Neurocomix”, Hana Ros, Matteo Farinella

Scientist authors have packed scientific knowledge into a lightweight comic strip to explain how the brain works. The exciting adventure of the protagonist through his own psyche begins with meeting fellow travelers – legendary scientists who have become pioneers in the field of neurobiology. And it continues – like light, ironic, informative dialogues, thanks to which complex internal processes will become clear even to readers far from science. The illustrations for the book were drawn by a neuroscientist. Therefore, they tell about the structure of the human brain as clearly as possible.

“Who is in charge? Free will from a neuroscience perspective “, Michael Gazzaniga

The author offers to look at the age-old problem of human free will from the point of view of neuroscience. Does a person make independent decisions in accordance with their own goals, if the universe is deterministic? Is everyone personally responsible for their actions? To understand this, the scientist proposes to turn to research on the split brain, thanks to which a module of interpretation was opened, which makes us think that we are acting of our own free will. The author places scientific evidence in a social context. In particular, he discusses how neuroscience relates to the idea of ​​punishment and justice.

And according to the special FERRA promo code on service website all readers will receive a book as a gift from a special selection, as well as a 25% discount on almost the entire assortment.

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