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Override : my quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind / Caroline Williams
Bib ID 8037942
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Williams, Caroline, 1975-, author
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2017 
1 online resource (288 pages) 
ISBN 9781925307931 (EPUB)
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Can you really rewire an adult brain? In theory the answer is 'yes', but there's a problem: no one seems to know exactly how to do it. In Override, science journalist Caroline Williams sets off on a mission to find the answer. Delving into the latest studies on brain plasticity, which indicate that brain games don't actually do much to make you smarter, she tries to square her findings with the reality of brain plasticity - that the brain adapts physically as we learn something new. Visiting top neuroscientists in their labs, Williams volunteers herself as a guinea pig in neuroscience studies, challenging researchers to make real changes to her - functioning, but imperfect - brain. Seeking first to improve on her own weaknesses, such as a limited attention span and a tendency to worry too much, she then branches out into more mysterious areas such as intelligence, creativity, and the perception of time. Trying everything from high-tech brain stimulation to meditation, adding bolt-on senses and retraining her stress response, Override is a very intimate, fascinating journey into discovering what neuroscience can really do for us - and, crucially, whether it's worth all the bother. PRAISE FOR CAROLINE WILLIAMS 'A more nuanced understanding of how our brains really work that is both empowering and insightful.' The Irish Times 'Presented in crisp chapters, Override is a diverting investigation into how neuroscience can nudge us towards making more efficient use of our brain's resources.' The Irish Examiner.

Full contents Intro; About the Author; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; PART ONE; 1 The Taming of the Butterfly; 2 Anxious All Areas; 3 Let the Creativity Flow; PART TWO; 4 Lost in Space; 5 Mind-bending, Time-bending; PART THREE; 6 Number Sense Lost; PART FOUR; 7 My Brain on Override; 8 The Road from Here; Acknowledgements; Notes. 

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Subjects Biography: science, technology & medicine.  |  Cognitive science.  |  Memory improvement & thinking techniques.  |  Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology.  |  Science / Cognitive Science.  |  Self-help - Personal Growth - Memory Improvement.  |  Popular science.  |  Science - General.  |  Neurosciences.  |  Science / Life Sciences / Neuroscience.  |  Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology.  |  Cognition & cognitive psychology.  |  Neuroplasticity.  |  Neurosciences -- Research.  |  MEDICAL / Physiology.  |  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology.  |  Neuroplasticity.  |  Brain -- Regeneration.  |  Neurosciences -- Research.  |  Brain -- Regeneration.  |  Australian
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