Want to learn how to improve your memory from a man who made it a life goal? Check out Joshua Foer's Moonwalking with Einstein. In the book, you'll find out how Foer went from being an average Joe to a finalist in the U.S.A. Memory Championships. With great content on the history of memorization, insights into how memory works in the brain, and techniques memory masters use, the book provides a wealth of fun, compelling information you'll remember long afterward reading it.
Why do we do things in the moment that we regret later? Why are we unable to plan for our futures in favor of doing things that only make us happy for a few moments? And why do we think we’re right in the face of overwhelming evidence we’re wrong? David Di Salvo explores this topic in his new book to shed light on the brain’s paradoxical nature. He incorporates interviews with neuroscientists and anecdotes from a variety of fields to illustrate his points. While the book is scientifically based, it still manages to be an engaging and entertaining read!
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, a woman who grew up with severe learning disabilities, did something incredible: she figured out a way to “fix” her brain and dramatically reduce those disabilities. And, by founding the Arrowsmith School, she has helped many others do the same. Read this book to see how she harnessed her brain’s natural plasticity and actively shaped its development, for the better.
Norman Doidge's excellent book--a common denizen of the New York Times bestseller list--illustrates the power of brain plasticity with real-life stories of people facing various neurological and psychological challenges. Doidge's engaging writing style and colorful, in-depthinterviews make this informative book a page-turner. Don't miss this one!