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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! Already our brains are working differently than they did just one hundred years ago. Drugs are already available that work in the brain to prevent us from feeling drowsy, depressed, anxious, or fearful, or that enhance concentration and memory. Dramatic treatments to repair damage in the brain are becoming com
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 6th 2004 by Rodale Books (first published 2003)
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أميــــرة
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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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...
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Abdullah
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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Gail
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.
Tareq Mansour
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.
SixBeforeLunch
Not bad, but not especially fascinating. Okay for a casual read through.
Georgia
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 3 of 5 stars
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.
Mish 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
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
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Jul 16, 2012 Arushi marked it as to-read
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Lori
This book was easy to read, and very informational. I really couldn't put it down.
Deborah
Cutting edge information on neuropsychology/physiology.
Lynn
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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