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            This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline

            This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pollan, Michael

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            Of all the many things humans rely on plants for, surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness- to stimulate, calm, or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. In This Is Your Mind On Plants, Michael Pollan explores three very different drug...s - opium, caffeine, and mescaline - and throws the fundamental strangeness of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs, while consuming (or in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants, and the equally powerful taboos. In a unique blend of history, science, memoir and reportage, Pollan shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively. In doing so, he proves that there is much more to say about these plants than simply debating their regulation, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. This ground-breaking and singular book holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.
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            ISBN 9780241530795
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind

            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Williams, Caroline

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            Exercise changes the brain. But which exercises have what effect? Time to get up to speed with the cutting-edge science of the mind-body connection and discover how just a little bit of movement could shift your own head to a better place.

            ISBN 9781788167284
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pinker, Steven

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            Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite of biases, blind spots, and illusions. But cognitive scientist and rational optimist Steven Pinker argues that this cannot be the whole picture. A list of the ways in whic...h we are stupid cannot explain how we're so smart: how we discovered the laws of nature, transformed the planet, and lengthened and enriched our lives. Indeed, if humans were fundamentally irrational, how did they discover the benchmarks for rationality against which humans fall short? The topic could not be more timely. In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that sequenced the genome and detected the Big Bang produce so much fake news, conspiracy theories, and 'post-truth' rhetoric? Rationality explains the key tools for rational thinking, guiding the reader through the basics of logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and helping us to make rational choices alone and with others. Rationality matters. As the world reels from foolish choices made in the past and dreads a future that may be shaped by senseless choices in the present, rationality may be the most important asset that citizens and influencers command. Steven Pinker, the great defender of human progress, having documented how the world is not falling apart, now shows how we can enhance rationality in our lives and in the public sphere. Rationality is the perfect toolkit to seize our own fates.
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            ISBN 9780241380284
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind
             

            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind (Hardback, Main)

            By Williams, Caroline

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            Exercise changes the brain. But which exercises have what effect? Time to get up to speed with the cutting-edge science of the mind-body connection and discover how just a little bit of movement could shift your own head to a better place

            ISBN 9781788164610
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Awakened Brain: The Psychology of Spirituality and Our Search for Meaning
             

            The Awakened Brain: The Psychology of Spirituality and Our Search for Meaning (Hardback)

            By Miller, Lisa

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            • Pub Date
              2 Nov 21

            A ground-breaking exploration of the neuroscience of spirituality and a bold new paradigm for health, healing and resilience Whether it's an uplifting walk in nature, meditation or prayer, there are many ways to experience heightened awareness and escape the relentless demands of... modern life. The range of opportunities of this kind suggest that it isn't dependent on faith or religion, but that it's about a different mode of living; an innate spirituality. Lisa Miller has spent decades researching the effects of spirituality on the brain. In this book she draws on her clinical experience and award-winning research to show how an active spiritual life can transform our physical and psychological wellbeing. Bringing scientific rigour to the most intangible aspect of our lives, Miller offers insights into the neurological basis for the increased resilience that comes with nurturing spirituality and highlights its measurable positive effects: decreasing the likelihood of depression and substance abuse, and shifting the course of recovery in many other clinical settings. Woven throughout is Miller's personal story of how, while confronting her own challenges, her professional pragmatism gave way to a greater appreciation of insights that are important to so many people and yet so often dismissed as unscientific. Brimming with inspiration and compassion, this landmark book will revolutionize your understanding of spirituality, mental health and how we find meaning and purpose in life.
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            ISBN 9780241401934
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence

            A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence (Hardback)

            By Hawkins, Jeff; Foreword by Dawkins, Richard

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            A bestselling author, neuroscientist, and computer engineer unveils a theory of intelligence that will revolutionize our understanding of the brain and the future of AI

            ISBN 9781541675810
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain
             

            The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain (Hardback)

            By Paul, Annie Murphy

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            A bold new book that proves our bodies and surroundings know more than our brains do

            ISBN 9780544947665
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
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            The Secret Body: How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live

            The Secret Body: How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davis, Daniel M.

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            Welcome to a revolution in the science of human health... This book takes us to the frontier of medical research and reveals stunning recent advances that are changing our understanding of how human body works, how we combat and prevent disease and how we understand what it means... to be human. We see how super-resolution nano-scopes are revealing hitherto hidden operations within our cells and opening up new new ways of manipulating the immune system; how human embryos can now be preserved alive long enough to see how genetic abnormalities can be corrected during the early stages of foetal development; how light is being used to excite pathways in the brain allowing us to understand and manipulate thoughts and feelings; how our rapidly increasing understanding of the microbiome is radically changing every aspect of human biology... These and many more astonishing discoveries are related as gripping dramas of discovery by an award-winning scientist at the very forefront of this adventure.
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            ISBN 9781847925701
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Brainscapes: An Atlas of Your Life on Earth

            Brainscapes: An Atlas of Your Life on Earth (Hardback, Main)

            By Schwarzlose, Rebecca

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            A trailblazing journey into the brain, showing how perception, thought, and action all depend on 'maps' etched into your gray matter - and how technology can use these maps to read your mind.

            ISBN 9781788160520
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
             

            Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lembke, Dr Anna

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            • Pub Date
              9 Nov 21

            The New York Times bestselling psychology book on how to find contentment by keeping dopamine in check

            ISBN 9781472294128
            Released NZ 9 Nov 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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