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The Resource My plastic brain : one woman's yearlong journey to discover if science can improve her mind, Caroline Williams

My plastic brain : one woman's yearlong journey to discover if science can improve her mind, Caroline Williams

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My plastic brain : one woman's yearlong journey to discover if science can improve her mind
Title
My plastic brain
Title remainder
one woman's yearlong journey to discover if science can improve her mind
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Using herself as a guinea pig, a science journalist explores "neuroplasticity" to find out whether she can make meaningful, lasting changes to the way her brain works. In books like THE HAPPINESS PROJECT, THE NO-SPEND YEAR, and THE YEAR OF YES, individuals have tried a specific experience and then reported on it, sharing the takeaway for the rest of us. In MY PLASTIC BRAIN, Caroline Williams spends a year exploring "neuroplasticity"--the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections--to find out whether she can make meaningful, lasting changes to the way her brain works. A science journalist with access to cutting edge experts and facilities, she volunteers herself as a test subject, challenging researchers to make real changes to the function and performance of her brain. She seeks to improve on everyday weaknesses such as her limited attention span and tendency to worry too much. She then branches out into more mysterious areas such as creativity and the perception of time. From Boston, Massachusetts to Oxford University, Freiburg, Germany to Atlanta, Georgia, Williams travels to labs or virtually meets with scientists and tries their techniques of mindfulness, meditation, magnetic brain stimulation, sustained focus exercises, stress response retraining, and more. She shares her intimate journey with readers to discover what neuroscience can really do for us"--
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Provided by publisher
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1975-
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Williams, Caroline
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP363.3
LC item number
.W55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Brain
Label
My plastic brain : one woman's yearlong journey to discover if science can improve her mind, Caroline Williams
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Publication
Note
Originally published under title: Override : my quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind. London, United Kingdom : Scribe Publications, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1026379338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American hardcover edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781633883918
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017047080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1026379338
Label
My plastic brain : one woman's yearlong journey to discover if science can improve her mind, Caroline Williams
Publication
Note
Originally published under title: Override : my quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind. London, United Kingdom : Scribe Publications, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1026379338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American hardcover edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781633883918
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017047080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1026379338

Library Locations

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