Summary: In thirty-six each half hour lectures, Professor Sam Wang explores the science and mystery of the human nervous system, from essential neurochemical and neurobiological processes to the psychological and social constructs they are thought to produce.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.8 NEU
Call number: DVD 612.8 NEU
Summary: "As a scientist, David Linden had devoted his career to understanding the brain processes and behaviors that are common to us all. That is, until a few years ago, when he found himself on OKCupid. Looking through that vast catalog of human difference, he got to thinking, where does it all come from? Why does one person have perfect pitch, a taste for hoppy beer, and an aversion to bathroom...
Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020
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Contents: Personal memory and the biology of memory storage -- A child in Vienna -- An American education -- One cell at a time -- The nerve cell speaks -- Conversation between nerve cells -- Simple and complex neuronal systems -- Different memories, different regions of the brain -- Searching for an ideal model for studying memory -- Neural analogs of learning -- Strengthening synaptic connections -- A...
Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2006
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 KAN
Summary: Argues that rare and controversial states of consciousness are being used by Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALS, and maverick scientists to boost information and inspiration and to solve critical challenges.
Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 154 KOT
Summary: "In Physics in Mind, eminent biophysicist Werner R. Loewenstein seeks answers to these perplexing questions in the mechanisms of physics. Bringing information theory---the idea that all information can be quantified and encoded in bits---to bear on recent advances in the neurosciences, Loewenstein reveals inside the brain a web of immense computational power capable of rendering a coherent...
Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.8 LOE
Summary: "An internationally respected neurologist offers a revolutionary look at the brains of adolescents, providing surprising insights--including why smart kids often do stupid things--and practical advice for adults and teens.In this groundbreaking, accessible book, Dr. Frances E. Jensen, a mother, teacher, researcher, and internationally known expert in neurology, introduces us to the mystery and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2014
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 612.6 JEN
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 JEN
Summary: The author describes what happens to the human brain during adolescence and discusses issues of hormones and how they effect moods, communication, fatigue, and other behaviors common to teens, with helpful advice for parents on how they can deal with these changes and the impact they have on their teen's behavior.
Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2005
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 612.82 Walsh
Summary: "Author Tammi Sweet combines her expertise in herbal medicine and neurobiology in this in-depth guide to understanding the science of how and why cannabis medicine is effective"--
Publisher / Publication Date: Storey Publishing 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.7 SWE
Summary: Professor of Philosophy Patricia Smith Churchland is probing a new frontier in the area of brain research, convinced that exploration into the physical function of our "wonder tissue" can help us better understand what our thoughts mean and how we can control them. In her book, Neurophilosophy, she describes how recent discoveries about the brain call into question such basic philosophical...
Format: software, multimedia
Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006