In theory the answer is ‘yes’, but there’s a problem: no one seems to know exactly how to do it.
In Override, science journalist Caroline Williams sets off on a mission to find the answer. Delving into the latest studies on brain plasticity, which indicate that brain games don’t actually do much to make you smarter, she tries to square her findings with the reality of brain plasticity that the brain adapts physically as we learn something new.
Visiting top neuroscientists in their labs, she volunteers herself as a guinea pig in neuroscience studies, challenging researchers to make real changes to her functioning, but imperfect brain. She seeks to improve on her own weaknesses, such as a limited attention span and a tendency to worry too much, and then branches out into more mysterious areas such as intelligence, creativity, and the perception of time.
Trying everything from high-tech brain stimulation to meditation, adding bolt-on senses and retraining her stress response, Override is a very intimate, fascinating journey into discovering what neuroscience can really do for us and, crucially, whether it’s worth all the bother.
AUTHOR: CAROLINE WILLIAMS ISBN: 9781925321906 Publisher: SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS Subtitle: MY QUEST TO GO BEYOND BRAIN TRAINING AND TAKE CONTROL OF MY MIND Author: CAROLINE WILLIAMS
A fascinating tour around the world of hidden signals and communication by Sweden’s foremost mentalist. Use this wisely – Derren Brown
Learning to mind read isn’t as out there as it may sound. In every interaction we have, we give away a range of non-verbal signals, often more powerful than the words we say.
The Art of Reading Minds teaches you how to influence others, bringing them round to your way of thinking. Rooted in cognitive psychology, Henrik Fexeus explains how readers can find out what another person feels and consequently control that individual’s thoughts and beliefs.
AUTHOR: HENRIK FEXEUS
ISBN: 9781529391077 Publisher: YELLOW KITE Subtitle: UNDERSTAND OTHERS TO GET WHAT YOU WANT Author: HENRIK FEXEUS
Why are we so obsessed by the pursuit of happiness? With new ways to measure contentment we are told that we have a right to individual joy. But at what cost? In an age of increasing individualism, we have never been more alone and miserable. But what if the true nature of happiness can only be found in others? In Radical Happiness, leading feminist thinker Lynne Segal believes that we have lost the art of radical happiness-the art of transformative, collective joy. She shows that only in the revolutionary potential of coming together it is that we can come to understand the powers of flourishing. Radical Happiness is a passionate call for the re-discovery of the political and emotional joy that emerge when we learn to share our lives together.
AUTHOR: LYNNE SEGAL ISBN: 9781786637444 Publisher: VERSO Subtitle: MOMENTS OF COLLECTIVE JOY Author: LYNNE SEGAL
From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a mesmerizing handbook on seduction: the most subtle and effective form of power
When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four maneuvers and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over his target. Understand how to ‘Poeticize Your Presence’ ‘Keep them in Suspense What Comes Next’ and ‘Master the Art of the Bold Move’. Every bit as essential as The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history’s greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.
Doing well with money isn?t necessarily about what you know. It?s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money investing, personal finance, and business decisions is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don?t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the different ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life?s most important topics.
AUTHOR: MORGAN HOUSEL ISBN: 9780857197689 Publisher: HARRIMAN HOUSE Subtitle: TIMELESS LESSONS ON WEALTH, GREED, AND HAPPINESS Author: MORGAN HOUSEL