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The New Brain: How the Modern Age Is Rewiring Your Mind

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The era of the New Brain is upon us. Once a mysterious, hidden organ locked within our skulls, modern brain science now provides us with insights about the brain that only a few decades ago would have been considered the stuff of science fiction. We can now study the brain in "real time," witnessing how it functions while taking a test, practicing a craft, experiencing an ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published August 23rd 2003 by Rodale Books (first published 2003)
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أميــــرة
Nov 24, 2011 أميــــرة rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
كتاب علمي دسم للغاية ، يتناول - في تسعة فصول - التطور الذي طرأ على طريقة معالجة أمخاخنا للمدخلات المختلفة في ظل التطور التكنولوجي الرهيب الذي فرض وجوده وتدخله في أبسط أنشطة حياتنا اليومية ، وتندرج دراسة وظائف المخ وطريقة عمله تحت علم يُدعى :
Cognitive Neurotherapy

إن عصرنا الحالي يطالبنا بتأدية أكثر من مهمة في وقت واحد نظرًا لحالة اللهاث التي نعيشها كأن يطالبنا بمشاهدة فيلمًا بينما يتشتت انتباهنا بشريط سخيف يجري بأسفل الشاشة ..

كما يعرض الكتاب أحدث الإختراعات التي تشمل تطوير شرائح دقيقة يمكن غرسها
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Tareq Mansour
Aug 15, 2011 Tareq Mansour rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
طريقة الكاتب فى تناول دراسات المخ شيقة ومبسطة لدرجة كبيرة ممزجة بالأمثال الإفتراضية والواقعية للتوضيح
,علاوة على ذلك يفسر الكتاب الكثير من تصرفات وسلوك أمخاخنا فى الحياة من فرح وغضب وكذب وعنف والتصرفات المتعارضة مع التفكير العقلى الصرف والكثير من سلوك الإنسان فى التفكير.
Abdullah
Mar 01, 2015 Abdullah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب الثاني الذي أقرؤه ويحمل على الغلاف الخلفي صورة جميلة للسيدة سوزان مبارك :)

بعيداً عن السياسة لقد كان مشروع مكتبة الأسرة واختيارات المكتبة موفقه جداً جداً

بعد (سيرة عيسى بن هشام) هذا الكتاب وربما كانت مطبوعات مكتبة الأسرة هي من القليل من الكتب التي أقرأها في غير مجال الرواية

كتاب جميل جداً تقرأه فلا تعود نظرتك للامور كما كانت لنه يكشف لك الكثير من الأسباب التي بسببها يعمل عقلك بالطريقة الفلانية ، بالإضافة إلى الجزء الأهم في الكتاب وهو كيف تغير التكنولوجيا طريقة عمل المخ

مرعب ومشوق في آن مع
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Dawayr
Sep 17, 2012 Dawayr marked it as كتاب_مفتوح  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب يقع فى تسعة فصول ويتناول أسئلة مختلفة كنا ولا زلنا نسألها، أسئله حول العبقرية وطبيعتها وعن عن الموهبة وهل هى وراثة أم من الممكن اكتسابها عبر التدريب...
عن طبيعية الحياة العصرية وسرعتها ومدى تطور العقل البشرى لمواجهتها والتكيف معها فيما عبر عنه بمصطلح (مطاعة المخ)...
عن الأدويه النفسية واستخداماتها وهل ستكون بديلًا عن أهمية التعبير عن مشاعرنا حتى السلبي منها...
عن معالجه المخ للمشاعر الإيجابية والسلبية وتقنيات تصوير الدماغ ومستقبلها...
عن توازن المخ...
عن خداع العقل أحيانا وطبيعية عمل المخ...
قد
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Gail
Jun 23, 2009 Gail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I appreciated his point on the evils of a pharmacological society. There are real human emotions that were meant to be experienced, sadness included.
Some would have us protect ourselves from struggles that shape us. God speaks of the refining process like the one which gold endures to come out shiny and precious. Emotions, of all kinds, are to be part of the human experience. We should not medicate ourselves out of reality.
SixBeforeLunch
Jul 05, 2008 SixBeforeLunch rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
Not bad, but not especially fascinating. Okay for a casual read through.
Rossdavidh
Oct 04, 2015 Rossdavidh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: white
Subtitle: "How the Modern Age is Rewiring Your Mind". Are you scared yet? This book has a subtext of, "if you're not nervous about what technology is doing to the human brain, you haven't been paying attention". But then again, you're probably not reading books in that case, either.

Time was, anything to do with your brain was more or less assumed to be set in stone, except in so far as it could get worse with age or injury. I was taught in grade school that nerve cells didn't recover from damage
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Georgia
Apr 19, 2014 Georgia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is outdated (2003), and short on complete information. I say this specifically for the chapter on ADD/ADHD. After genetics, it states in the book, if the parents don't have ADHD, then it 's probably culturally driven....too much TV, multi-tasking etc. But it's now known that ADHD is a disorder of the stress system, so people can develop ADHD like symptoms when their stress system is hyper-activated. And there are different types of ADHD, with different phenotypes involved; I hate when ...more
Mark Valentine
Restak's prose is fluid but it is his ideas that hold the greatest power. Reading this, I felt that there was a time-lapse camera set up to record the adaptable brain in its fluidity [there's that word again!]. Restak writes with authoritative support, chronicling the changes that are already here. This is a beneficial book.
Ashley
For EDP 540, my Educational Psychology class. Nothing mind-blowing (no pun intended), but still pretty interesting. Restak does a great job of staying pretty readable for a general public, as long as you're not intimidated by the names of different parts of the brain. This book is around 10 years old, so this is hardly cutting-edge technology and research. I probably would have found it more interesting if I hadn't already learned a lot of these ideas in my EDP class... This is great if you're i ...more
Mark
Aug 16, 2007 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, psychology
Richard Restak is one of the old hands at translating brain science discoveries into popular books. This one looked at the emerging field of brain imaging and how it is taking us away from the era of looking at the brain in terms of its diseases and dysfunctions and helping us to examine the "normal" brain. It also explored whether changes in technology and lifestyle are actually changing the way our brains function -- e.g., is attention deficit disorder growing because it is a natural response ...more
Esraa Muhammed
Sep 10, 2012 Esraa Muhammed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب ممكن يكون احيانا غلس.بس مواضيعه شيقه وبالدخول اكتر فيه هتحسه بيحاول التبسيط لغير المتخصيين بضرب الامثله وده شئ رائع..الاهم مواضيعه اللى بتتناول مواضيع مهمه زى العبقريه وهل هى وراثيه..الادويه النفسيه اللى اعتبرها ف احد فصول الكتاب ادويه نفسيه تجميليه..تطبيقات تصوير المخ ونشاطه اللى ممكن تعرفنا انت بتفكر فيه حتى لو حاولت الخداع...كيفيه معاجله المخ للمشاعر السلبيه وفصل اخر يتكلم عن معالجته للموسيقى والضحك والمشاعر الايجابيه ..كل ده باسلوب سلس وبسيط وشيق
Derrick Till
Jan 14, 2009 Derrick Till rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
They use current research to help us understand that we are actually using all of our brain and how it plays out in every day life, science perspective. Dry but factual and moves quickly, not over assertive on the details, but not half baked either. Easy read for those unfamiliar with typical brain functions.
David Buhler
Feb 21, 2015 David Buhler rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
One chapter was enough.
Sarah Milne
Not a bad read, but less captivating than I expected. Restak breaks things down for the lay audience. I guess for me, it's just a little too broken down. There's a whole lotta value there, but I would have enjoyed more depth. Good for a quick read or as an introduction.
sarad
Jan 12, 2010 sarad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read... not captivating for the casual reader... some experiments they have done was pretty interesting... using a sensor in the mouth that activates the vision areas in the brain.. Had to come back to it twice to finish it.. so... :)
Shelly
Jun 09, 2008 Shelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesting! especially the implants that control motor function of bionic limbs... and the idea of writing (and PDAs and the like) as external memory storage for our species. We'll all be androids in no time!
Stacy
Apr 23, 2012 Stacy rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Not as compelling as I had hoped. It caught my attention at first, but I struggled to keep reading through the second half. It still provided some interesting insights however.
Joe Ross
Aug 23, 2007 Joe Ross rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Psych majors, transhumanists
The guy tends to blabber at the beginning and the end, but right in the middle there is some compelling data, anecdotes and observations.
Mashail Faqeeh
loved it. it really helps with knowing how all people are very smart, the problem is with the lack of focus and discipline.
Mohamedridha Alaskari
كتاب جيد لتفسير الكثير من الظواهر الخفية حول معرفة الية عمل مخ الانسان و الامراض التي تصيبة وكيفية معالجتها
Mindy
Jan 01, 2009 Mindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: parenting
written by a scientist who is not a christian, yet his research confirms scripture! very cool.
ياسر عباس
الكتاب جيد في بعض الابواب على العموم انصح بكتاب ثم صار المخ عقلا فهو يتناول نفس المواضيع تقريبا
Arushi
Jul 16, 2012 Arushi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: work-related
recommended by http://www.testingreflections.com/nod... for usability testing
Lori
Jun 09, 2008 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
This book was easy to read, and very informational. I really couldn't put it down.
Deborah
Jun 21, 2008 Deborah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
Cutting edge information on neuropsychology/physiology.
Martha
Mar 31, 2011 Martha rated it it was ok
disappointing:nothing new
Lynn
Dec 26, 2012 Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting
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Richard M. Restak M.D. is an award-winning neuroscientist, neuropsychiatrist and writer. The best-selling author of nineteen acclaimed books about the brain, he has also penned dozens of articles for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. A fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and ...more
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