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            The Boy Who Felt Too Much: How a Renowned Neuroscientist and His Son Changed Our View of Autism Forever

            The Boy Who Felt Too Much: How a Renowned Neuroscientist and His Son Changed Our View of Autism Forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wagner, Lorenz

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            Kai is different. Kai, the doctors will eventually realize, is autistic. Of course, like everyone on the spectrum, Kai isn't just autistic - he's so much more than that. Kai is Kai. Doctors used to find one case of autism among every five thousand people. Today, according to a st...udy by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the ratio is one in fifty-eight. Scientists speak of an epidemic. Kai may be different, but he is not alone. Henry, Kai's father, is one of the world's most famous neuroscientists, the man behind the billion dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the human brain. Nevertheless, when his son began withdrawing, Henry was as helpless as all the other parents. He asked himself the same questions they did: What is autism? How can I help my child? He researched for fifteen years. His findings would upend everything we thought we knew about autism. They would offer us a whole new vantage from which to consider all disorders of the mind. If Henry had just been a scientist, even a great one, he would have failed. He only succeeded thanks to Kai, the boy who changed everything.
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            ISBN 9781760529437
            Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Anxiety is Your Superpower: Using anxiety to think better, feel better and do better

            Anxiety is Your Superpower: Using anxiety to think better, feel better and do better (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Suzuki, Dr Wendy

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            This is cutting-edge science meets a practical guide on how to flip anxiety on its head and harness it as your superpower, from world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr Wendy Suzuki.

            ISBN 9781529335378
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well

            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well (Hardback)

            By Levitin, Daniel

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            What if the best was yet to come? Recent studies show that our happiness levels peak at age 82, and that our decision-making skills improve as we age. As more of us live past the age of 80, in this ground-breaking book, Dr Daniel Levitin uses cutting-edge research from neuroscien...ce and psychology to demonstrate the benefits of getting older. Packed with engaging interviews with individuals who thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book also reflects on challenges many readers will recognize. Levitin offers a realistic personal plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow over the years. Successful Ageing is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously. This book will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens of a society in which the average life expectancy continues to rise.
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            ISBN 9780241379387
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well

            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levitin, Daniel

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            What if the best was yet to come? Recent studies show that our happiness levels peak at age 82, and that our decision-making skills improve as we age. As more of us live past the age of 80, in this ground-breaking book, Dr Daniel Levitin uses cutting-edge research from neuroscien...ce and psychology to demonstrate the benefits of getting older. Packed with engaging interviews with individuals who thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book also reflects on challenges many readers will recognize. Levitin offers a realistic personal plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow over the years. Successful Ageing is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously. This book will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens of a society in which the average life expectancy continues to rise.
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            ISBN 9780241379394
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality (Hardback)

            By Rutherford, Adam

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            An illuminating manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation by the author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED

            ISBN 9781474611244
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
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            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Kathleen

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              6 Aug 20

            Kathleen Taylor offers a clear guide to dementia, covering its history and its definition, different types and their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and the underlying science. She also explains why we still have no cure for dementia, and looks at current research which could ...soon change that.
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            ISBN 9780198825784
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

            Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love (Paperback)

            By Shapiro, Dani

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            In the spring of 2016, Dani Shapiro discovered that her father was not her biological father. Everything she had believed about her identity was a lie. Inheritance is a genetic detective story; a memoir that reads like a thriller, and a book about the extraordinary moment we live... in.
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            ISBN 9781911547501
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Daunt Books
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            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI
             

            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI (Hardback)

            By Wooldridge, Michael

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              17 Mar 20

            The long-held dream of artificial intelligence researchers is to build machines that are conscious and self-aware - the dream of creating life itself. While this remains a remote prospect, the AI floodgates have opened, and they are changing our world fundamentally. Yet the publi...c debate and media hype is still largely centred on elusive prospects such as sentient machines and dystopian robot takeovers. In this lively and clear-headed guide, Michael Wooldridge changes the narrative on AI, revealing how these anxieties distract us from the more realistic risks that this transformative technology poses, from algorithmic bias to fake news. He also shows us how they overlook the true life-changing potential of the field he loves. Instead, The Road to Conscious Machines gives us the real story of AI, through all its booms and busts, elucidating the discoveries of its greatest pioneers from Alan Turing to Demis Hassabis. It shows us what today's AI researchers actually think and do, and how they are ushering in a new era of real-time spoken word language translation, augmented reality tools, healthcare innovations and much more.
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            ISBN 9780241396742
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Pelican books
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            How the Brain Works: The Facts Visually Explained
             

            How the Brain Works: The Facts Visually Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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              3 Mar 20

            Have you ever asked yourself why you can't remember anything from before the age of three, why we experience deja vu, or indeed how a bundle of cells in our heads can produce the remarkable phenomenon that is human consciousness? Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this ...visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. From anatomy, it moves on to function, explaining how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate processes such as heartbeat and breathing and how it collects information from the external world to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication. There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems, such as tumours and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.
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            ISBN 9780241403372
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The NeuroGeneration: The New Era in Brain Enhancement Revolutionising the Way We Think, Work and Heal

            The NeuroGeneration: The New Era in Brain Enhancement Revolutionising the Way We Think, Work and Heal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Le, Tan

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            Brain science is at the dawn of a new era-and the technologies now emerging will forever alter what it means to be human. Welcome to what tech pioneer and inventor Tan Le calls the NeuroGeneration. It will blow your mind. The human brain is perhaps the most powerful and mysteriou...s arrangement of matter in the known universe. New discoveries that unravel this mystery and let us tap into this power offer almost limitless potential-the ability to reshape ourselves and our thought processes, to improve our health and extend our lives, and to enhance and augment the ways we interact with the world around us. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it is quickly becoming reality. In The NeuroGeneration, award-winning inventor Tan Le explores exciting advancements in brain science and neurotechnology that are revolutionizing the way we think, work, and heal. Join Le as she criss-crosses the globe, introducing the brilliant neurotech innovators and neuroscientists at the frontiers of brain enhancement. Along the way, she shares incredible stories from individuals whose lives are already being transformed by their inventions - an endurance racer paralyzed in a fall, who now walks thanks to neural stimulation and an exoskeleton; a man who drives a race car with his mind; even a color-blind 'cyborg' whose brain implant allows him to 'hear' colors. The NeuroGeneration reveals the dizzying array of emerging technologies-including cranial stimulation that makes you learn faster, an artificial hippocampus that restores lost memories, and neural implants that aim to help us keep up with or even outpace artificial intelligence-that promise to alter the brain in unprecedented ways, unlocking human potential we never dreamed possible. Le also explores how these futuristic innovations will impact our world, disrupt the way we do business, upend healthcare as we know it, and remake our lives in wondrous and unexpected ways. As fascinating as it is timely, The NeuroGeneration
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            ISBN 9781760875114
            Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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