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Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,035 ratings  ·  83 reviews
How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was tho ...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published March 29th 2010 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2010)
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Serena
Oct 06, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I expected a bit more from this book. It is a very, very basic review of the factors that influence neuroplasticity. It sort of reads like an extremely long magazine article, full of bulleted lists of tips (for example: maximize your micronutrients, which feed the proteins that power your brain; don't eat too much fried food or sugar . . . yadda). The recommendations are basically common sense, but I did find it interesting to know why, neurologically, I should move my butt each day, eat vegetab ...more
♥ Ibrahim ♥
There is not enough praise I can give for this book as it is written by an expert in the field of neuroplasticity who knows how to communicate in simple English to anybody while still sounding like a scientist. This is a book that I can refer to often as it has specific steps that one can keep mind and try to put into action order to "rewire" his brain. Too bad I can't write too long of a review but that would mean having to copy down big portions of the book in order to be fair.
T
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
-Neurons that fire together wire together.

-Train yourself to think, feel, and behave on a regular basis to rewire your brain.

-The more you do something the more likely it is that you will do it again in the future. The same goes for thinking. The more you think about something the more it will pop up in your mind again and again. Repetition rewards the brain and boosts habits.

-Not only does repeated behavior change the structure of the brain through neuroplasticity, repeated thinking about or i
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Serena Long ﺕ
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once thought to be "hard-wired," the brain is actually "soft-wired" by experience. Neuroscientific research is now telling us that the brain is quite plastic. What an important book. Absolutely amazing! I would recommend this book to everybody.
Nicholas
Dec 28, 2011 rated it liked it
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the neuroscience behind habit forming (and wants to form new ones) To anyone that is feeling lethargic, has periods of anxiety, depression, insomnia or short - term memory problems. This book gives solid examples for some of the reasons why we develop these problems and how to use Neuroplasticity to physically restructure the brain. The book uses a system called FEED. And explains that through Focus, Effort, Effortlessness and Determination ...more
Cassandra Kay Silva
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help, science
This book comes across as more "self help" type than scientific type. I found that despite his ability to describe things with fancy scientific names, there was no real new information here. Get lots of sleep, eat well, and exercise is what this book should have been called.
Matt
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
repetitive but perhaps the point. far too many "self-help" books but if you have to get one, this is a no-brainer, no pun intended.
Mara Shaw
Nov 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended for anyone with interest in the brain who wants to understand how to decrease anxiety or depression, improve memory and resiliency and improve their engagement in their lives.

It's a thorough analysis of the areas of the brain associated with emotion, memory and cognitive function, their individual roles and specific ways to optimize their functioning to master emotions, memory and engagement. Well worth a thoughtful read.

Arden presents an in-depth rationale for a vast array of chang
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Christine
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
An interesting and informative read for anyone who wants to learn about the brain and how we can optimize it. I found some of the neuroscience sections to be a bit boring, but at the same time it was necessary reading to understand why certain behaviors/actions affect the brain the way they do. I learned valuable tips for both diet and exercise, and because of the neuro info, I can understand better why these tips are beneficial. So many diets, workouts or self help books recommend action withou ...more
Joseph Schneider
The science of Neuro plasticity is covered extensively in this book with many techniques for keeping it healthy! I enjoyed the multifaceted way he covered the brain and it’s many cognitive functions. I would recommend this book to any one interested in brain health.

The science of Neuro plasticity is covered extensively in this book with many techniques for keeping it healthy! I enjoyed the multifaceted way he covered the brain and it’s many cognitive functions. I would recommend this book to any
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Дмитрий Маслюковский
D. Millman says his 'way of the peaceful warrior' changes lives, I think this one really does.
One of the best books about how brain works with explanations of complex stuff in simple language.
And most importantly, it's not only theories, you can apply this new knowledge and exercises from the book right away.
Recommended.
mandeep Gandhi
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think the depth in which material is covered quite extensively. The author makes a very good attempt to connect mind and the brain( and its chemistry)
Elizabeth Hall
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Had some good information about how to make changes in your life, based on studies of the brain.
Nguyen Luan
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is recommended for everyone, I still love to read this book and happy to have found this wonderful and helpful book . I would recommend this book to anyone. I have extracted from the book some paragraphs that I like best in order to introduce this good book to the readers. You can read these interesting quotes prior to making a decision to read the whole book....!

"Stress is a fact of life"

"If you want to improve your memory"

Thanks and Wish you and your family health and success.
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Dino
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Sarah
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it
The problem I have with this is that it was pretty inconsistent. There would often be a recommendation on what not to do but no advice on what to do. Leaving me in the dark isn't the best idea when you just told me anxiety is going to kill my brain.

It was also written pretty terribly in some places.

The general advice however, is still good.

If you are going to read a neuro book stay away from this one and go look up the way the Brain changes itself.
Shannon Smith
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Parts of this were Ok, and it provides some nice tips for a variety of issues. I don't agree with the author's thoughts on food and recommending that individuals imagine the certain (what I would guess people call "bad") food as being disgusting in a way. That doesn't make for a future of a healthy relationship with food at all.
Stacie
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As someone who has always suffered from anxiety, this book was extremely helpful in providing ways of overcoming and managing anxiety.

Moreover, this book is written in a very accessible way, it provides you with the important information but in a digestibility way, which makes it an enjoyable and easy read.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who struggles with their mental health.
Steven L Cox
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
extremely helpful

This is one of the most helpful books I have read in a very long time. No fluff and ra-ra, new age mumbo jumbo. Hard facts with documentation make this a must read if you are serious about changing your life.
Kimberly
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a great book on practical ways to use science to help "rewire your brain" for a happier and healthier life. I regret that I don't own this book, because it is best underlined, with notes to self, and the ability to re-read sections as you try to apply the methods into your own life.
Andrea González De la Cerda
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Appky FEED technique...everything is hard before it comes effortless, the more you learn the more neurological structures you build.
More neurological structures=less neurological damage Alzheimer and other illnesses can make.
Flo
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
I don't like self help books that consist of client based stories. And this was one of them. I find them to be too specific as examples. I thought it was o.k but not worth a second read or keeping altogether.
Aisha Ali
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book is extremely helpful in creating a healthy lifestyle. It brings our focus back to all the simple yet the most important things in our life, as sleep, a healthy diet, etc. that often get ignored in the chaotic lives most of us lead.
Alessandra
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting reading. The method explained can be applied to everything
Amy
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: smart, 2018
Some good chapters
Paul
Nov 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Some good ideas to extend your brain possibilities. Also contains introduction to neurophysiology (very brief, if you read something about brain structure - you'll see nothing new).
Sameera Shaik
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: must-read, favorites
It's a very informative book on how brain plays a crucial role in ones life and how it be changed
Peter
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you can get past the acronyms, some good advice and breaking old habits and starting new better ones.
Ella
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great self-help book, and I liked and enjoyed how the author laid out the steps, methods, and techniques in a manner that is interesting and easy to understand and follow.
ruhama rumman
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
doing something even after failing is better than not doing anything
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