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  • The Answer to the Riddle Is Me

    A Memoir of Amnesia

    “A deeply moving account of amnesia that . . . reminds us how we are all always trying to find a version of ourselves that we can live with.” —Los Angeles TimesOn October 17, 2002, David MacLean “woke up” on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there. No money. No passport. No identity.Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean then started to hallucinate so ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Reality Is Broken

    Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

    “McGonigal is a clear, methodical writer, and her ideas are well argued. Assertions are backed by countless psychological studies.” —The Boston Globe“Powerful and provocative . . . McGonigal makes a persuasive case that games have a lot to teach us about how to make our lives, and the world, better.” —San Jose Mercury News“Jane McGonigal's insights have the elegant, compact, deadly simplicity of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • From Smartphones to Social Media

    How Technology Affects Our Brains and Behavior

    by Mark Carrier ...
    This book examines how technology such as smartphones, computers, and the internet shape our physical health, cognitive and psychological development, and interactions with one another and the world around us.Technology has become a ubiquitous part of modern life, but its impact on our physical, psychological, and social health and development runs just as deep as does our dependence upon it. How ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Clear Thinking

    Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results

    by Shane Parrish ...
    **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFew things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to think clearly. Yet few of us recognize opportunities to think in the first place.**You might believe you’re thinking clearly in the moments that matter most. But in all likelihood, when the pressure is on, you won’t be thinking at all. And your subsequent actions will inevitably ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist's 2011 Books of the YearOne of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientKahnem... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Memory Techniques Manual

    Early hypothesis envisage a memory "engram," a truthful manuscript written by the body to explain long-ago experiences. Freud popularized descriptions of reserved memoirs, experiences actually obscured in the pits of the intuitive. Contemporary descriptions are conquered by correlation to computers, in which the individual mind is a hard disk that stores practice in electronic archives and folders ... Read more

    $2.50 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • What the Dog Knows

    Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World

    by Cat Warren ...
    A firsthand exploration of the extraordinary abilities and surprising, sometimes life-saving talents of “working dogs”—pups who can sniff out drugs, find explosives, even locate the dead—as told through the experiences of a journalist and her intrepid canine companion, which *TheNew York Times* calls“a fascinating, deeply reported journey into the…amazing things dogs can do with their noses.”* ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Yes Brain

    How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child

    From the authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, an indispensable guide to unlocking your child’s innate capacity for resilience, compassion, and creativity.When facing contentious issues such as screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Learn Like a Pro

    Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything

    A book for learners of all ages containing the best and most updated advice on learning from neuroscience and cognitive psychology.Do you spend too much time learning with disappointing results? Do you find it difficult to remember what you read? Do you put off studying because it’s boring and you’re easily distracted? This book is for you.Dr. Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe have both struggled in ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Mismatch

    How Our Stone Age Brain Deceives Us Every Day (And What We Can Do About It)

    Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors, so when faced with modern day situations that are less extreme, they often encounter a mismatch. Our primitive brains put us on the wrong foot by responding to stimuli that - in prehistoric times - would have prompted behaviour that was beneficial. If you've ever felt an anxious fight or flight response to a presenting ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Psychophysiological Recording

    This is a thorough revision of a successful introductory text on psychophysiological recording. The authors include information on the most up-to-date equipment used today to do brain scanning and discuss other equipment not available in 1980. A new chapter on signal processing and analysis has been added and discussions cover nonlinear systems as well as cognitive psychophysiology. ... Read more

    $56.99 USD

  • On Being Human

    Why Mind Matters

    by Jerome Kagan ...
    In this thought-provoking book, psychologist Jerome Kagan urges readers to sally forth from their usual comfort zones. He ponders a series of important nodes of debate while challenging us to examine what we know and why we know it. Most critically he presents an elegant argument for functions of mind that cannot be replaced with sentences about brains while acknowledging that mind emerges from ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Mindware

    Tools for Smart Thinking

    "The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world." -Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Book ReviewScientific and philosophical concepts can change the way we solve problems by helping us to think more effectively about our behavior and our world. Surprisingly, despite their utility, many of these tools remain unknown to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

    Series series Very Short Introductions
    What is dreaming, and what causes it? Why are dreams so strange and why are they so hard to remember? Replacing dream mystique with modern dream science, J. Allan Hobson provides a new and increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. Focusing on dreaming to explain the mechanisms of sleep, this book explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting theories in ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Pain Management Workbook

    Powerful CBT and Mindfulness Skills to Take Control of Pain and Reclaim Your Life

    Change your brain, change your pain with this powerful, evidence-based workbook.If you’re struggling with chronic pain, you’re not alone: more than one hundred million Americans currently live with chronic pain. Yet, despite its prevalence, chronic pain is not well understood. Fortunately, research has emerged showing the effectiveness of a treatment model for pain management grounded in biology, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Rational Animal

    How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think

    Why do three out of four professional football players go bankrupt? How can illiterate jungle dwellers pass a test that tricks Harvard philosophers? And why do billionaires work so hard -- only to give their hard-earned money away?When it comes to making decisions, the classic view is that humans are eminently rational. But growing evidence suggests instead that our choices are often irrational, ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the Unmaking of the World

    Is the world essentially inert and mechanical - nothing but a collection of things for us to use? Are we ourselves nothing but the playthings of chance, embroiled in a war of all against all? Why, indeed, are we engaged in destroying everything that is valuable to us?In his international bestseller, The Master and his Emissary, McGilchrist demonstrated that each brain hemisphere provides us with a ... Read more

    $39.95 USD

  • The Self Illusion

    How the Social Brain Creates Identity

    by Bruce Hood ...
    Most of us believe that we are unique and coherent individuals, but are we? The idea of a "self" has existed ever since humans began to live in groups and become sociable. Those who embrace the self as an individual in the West, or a member of the group in the East, feel fulfilled and purposeful. This experience seems incredibly real but a wealth of recent scientific evidence reveals that this ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Policing for Peace

    Institutions, Expectations, and Security in Divided Societies

    by Matthew Nanes ...
    Series series Cambridge Studies in Law and Society
    In communities plagued by conflict along ethnic, racial, and religious lines, how does the representation of previously-marginalized groups in the police affect crime and security? Drawing on new evidence from policing in Iraq and Israel, Policing for Peace shows that an inclusive police force provides better services and reduces conflict, but not in the ways we might assume. Including members of ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Everything Bad is Good for You

    How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter

    From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and FarsightedForget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Rethinking Consciousness: A Scientific Theory of Subjective Experience

    “A first-class intellectual adventure.” —Brian Greene, author of Until the End of TimeIlluminating his groundbreaking theory of consciousness, known as the attention schema theory, Michael S. A. Graziano traces the evolution of the mind over millions of years, with examples from the natural world, to show how neurons first allowed animals to develop simple forms of attention and then to construct ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Wanting

    The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life

    by Luke Burgis ...
    * Financial Times Business Book of the Month * Next Big Idea Club Nominee * One of Bloomberg's "52 New Books That Top Business Leaders Are Recommending" * Aleo Review of Books 2022 Book of the Year *A groundbreaking exploration of why we want what we want, and a toolkit for freeing ourselves from chasing unfulfilling desires.Gravity affects every aspect of our physical being, but there’s a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Enigma of Reason

    “Brilliant…Timely and necessary.” —Financial Times“Especially timely as we struggle to make sense of how it is that individuals and communities persist in holding beliefs that have been thoroughly discredited.”—Darren Frey, ScienceIf reason is what makes us human, why do we behave so irrationally? And if it is so useful, why didn’t it evolve in other animals? This groundbreaking account of the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    Basics and Beyond

    Hundreds of thousands of clinicians and graduate students have relied on this text--now significantly revised with more than 50% new material--to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Leading expert Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan individualized treatment, structure sessions, and implement core cognitive, ... Read more

    $58.99 USD