Neuroscience For Dummies

Author: Frank Amthor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119224914
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Medical

Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience Investigating how your senses work, how you move, and how you think and feel, Neuroscience For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your straight-forward guide to the most complicated structure known in the universe: the brain. Covering the most recent scientific discoveries and complemented with helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes that help bring the information to life, this updated edition offers a compelling and plain-English look at how the brain and nervous system function. Simply put, the human brain is an endlessly fascinating subject: it holds the secrets to your personality, use of language, memories, and the way your body operates. In just the past few years alone, exciting new technologies and an explosion of knowledge have transformed the field of neuroscience—and this friendly guide is here to serve as your roadmap to the latest findings and research. Packed with new content on genetics and epigenetics and increased coverage of hippocampus and depression, this new edition of Neuroscience For Dummies is an eye-opening and fascinating read for readers of all walks of life. Covers how gender affects brain function Illustrates why some people are more sensitive to pain than others Explains what constitutes intelligence and its different levels Offers guidance on improving your learning What is the biological basis of consciousness? How are mental illnesses related to changes in brain function? Find the answers to these and countless other questions in Neuroscience For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Meditation For Dummies

Author: Stephan Bodian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119251163
Release Date: 2016-05-23
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life Meditation has been used for centuries to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance overall health and well-being—so it's no wonder more and more people in today's fast-paced and stress-centric world are adopting this age-old practice. If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, Meditation For Dummies is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully. From preparing your body for meditation to focusing your awareness and being open to the present moment, it covers everything you need to put distractions to rest and open yourself up to a meditation practice that works for you. Provides the latest research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve your mood Includes a new chapter on the growing trend of meditation in the workplace Explains how meditation and other mindfulness practices have made their way into hospitals, schools, prison, and military groups Illustrates the benefits of taking time to consciously cultivate mindfulness through meditation If you're ready to find some zen and benefit from all meditation has to offer, this friendly guide sets you up for success.

Trade Mindfully

Author: Gary Dayton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118991039
Release Date: 2014-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Overcome psychological obstacles to increase trading success Successful traders need to be well-versed and skilled in a wide range of business and economic areas. But now, in addition to effective trading strategies and sound money management techniques, traders need to possess the know-how to handle the mental and emotional challenges of working in a highly volatile environment. Trade Mindfully is a unique resource that applies cutting-edge psychological techniques to trading skills, allowing readers to improve their mental outlooks and maximize the potential of their trading strategies. This book draws upon recent psychological research in behaviorism to teach new approaches that call for better focus, more confidence, and more positive perspectives and outcomes. One of the key concepts covered in the book is mindfulness, a state of mind traditionally touted in the East for its ability to reduce stress and increase perspective, useful qualities for traders looking to rise above emotional obstacles and the poor results they cause. The author also discusses the importance of High Value Trading Actions (HVAs), specific actions that are under a trader's control. With this guide, trading professionals will be able to form solid strategies based on a combination of these notions and practices, leading to higher levels of trading performance. Applies sound psychological practice and evidence-based research to the trading profession Covers the psychological perspectives and mental skills needed to succeed in today's trading world Focuses on key concepts that lead to deliberate practice, specific trading activities, and increased awareness and focus Designed to help traders deal with the emotional challenges that come with uncertainty and risk Trade Mindfully touches on the most essential concepts for anyone intrigued by what trading psychology has to offer, and delivers the best strategies for achieving the right mental skills for peak performance.

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Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015058394381
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature


Neurobranding

Author: Peter Steidl
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1497574706
Release Date: 2014-05-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Neurobranding explores how neuroscience insights can help you develop highly effective marketing, brand, communications, shopper marketing and innovation strategies. The author doesn't focus on market research as most neuromarketing books do, but considers strategic implications, providing practical insights and guidelines you can use in your own marketing practice. You will find neuroscience-based strategies for shaping considered purchase decisions as well as habitual buying, for lifting the effectiveness of marketing communications in both traditional and digital media, building shopper marketing opportunities into the key touchpoints along the consumer's path to purchase, and using innovation to disrupt conventional marketing strategies. The first edition of Neurobranding was shortlisted by European Expert Marketer Magazine as one of the Best Marketing Books in 2013. This second edition has not only been updated and aligned with the latest neuroscience research, it also offers extensive new material, including new sections on marketing communications and shopper marketing. This book will be useful for anyone creating, contributing to, evaluating, or approving strategic marketing initiatives and programs.Here are some of the comments by reviewers of the first edition:“Honestly, once I'd started the book I couldn't put it down. The author uses examples to illustrate his point and he manages to make a complex issue easy and enjoyable to read. If you're interested in brands and what makes them tick, this is a really good read and reference tool.” Executive Chairman, leading ad agency network“This book is for those who are interested in improving the effectiveness of marketing with the precision of a scalpel. If you have an interest in or think you know branding, you really need to read this book.” Senior Partner, Legal Practice“[This book] is written for the marketing practitioner and avoids medical terminology. I believe this is the most advanced book on neurobranding available today.” Regional Chairman, leading media agency group“From habitual buying to considered purchase decisions, managing expectations to disruptive innovation the author visits some of the marketing challenges many marketers wrestle with, providing new perspectives and solutions based on neuroscience research.” Start-up entrepreneur “The strategic perspective is what sets this book apart – it doesn't focus on how to improve an ad, but rather on how to lift the effectiveness of the whole campaign.” Advertising agency executive

The Art and Science of Training

Author: Elaine Biech
Publisher: Association for Talent Development
ISBN: 9781607280958
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

There are more similarities than differences between how artists and scientists work. Both ask countless questions. Both search in earnest for answers. Both are dedicated to reaching the best results. Not so different from today's trainers, are they? Elaine Biech, one of the most highly regarded names in talent development, has set out to identify the perfect blend of content mastery and audience insight. The result is this highly informative book.The Art and Science of Training presents the science for learning and development, but it also emphasizes that training success lies in knowing what to do when things don't go as planned. Discover how top facilitators always put learners first, even when faced with exceptions to the rule—the unwilling learner, the uninformed supervisor, the inappropriate delivery medium, or the unmanageable performance challenge. And learn why you must understand people, not only content, to ensure consistently exceptional learning experiences. Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. Art is the expression of creativity and imagination. Where they intersect is the best way to help others learn and grow.