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by John J. Ratey


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No need to have a Neuroscience degree to grasp this book - however it never talks down to the reader.

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Describing the changing of the guard from psychoanalysis to a more biological paradigm, Ratey writes: Neuroscientists have, in a sense, simply taken over the elite, almost clerical office once held by analysts.

This is an excellent guide to the brain and how it works. I definitely recommend it as a good introduction to neuro-science and the mysteries of the human body.

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Ratey answers such compelling questions as: What does it mean to be linguistically ambidextrous? .

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Ratey provides insight into the basic structure and chemistry of the brain, and demonstrates how its systems shape our perceptions, emotions, and behavior

Drawing on examples from his practice and from everyday life, Ratey illustrates that the most important lesson we can learn about our brains is how to use them to their maximum potential.

John Ratey, bestselling author and clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, lucidly explains the human brain’s workings, and paves the way for a better understanding of how the brain affects who we are. Ratey provides insight into the basic structure and chemistry of the brain, and demonstrates how its systems shape our perceptions, emotions, and behavior. By giving us a greater understanding of how the brain responds to the guidance of its user, he provides us with knowledge that can enable us to improve our lives. In A User’s Guide to the Brain, Ratey clearly and succinctly surveys what scientists now know about the brain and how we use it. He looks at the brain as a malleable organ capable of improvement and change, like any muscle, and examines the way specific motor functions might be applied to overcome neural disorders ranging from everyday shyness to autism. Drawing on examples from his practice and from everyday life, Ratey illustrates that the most important lesson we can learn about our brains is how to use them to their maximum potential.

Comments: (7)

Mildorah
If you are interested in learning about the brain, this is the one book you can read to learn it all. This book is loaded with information and includes the results of famous researchers. If you are looking for a read that "skims" over the brain, this is not it. It is a step by step revelation of the brain's sections, uses, powers, and unknowns. It will take you some time to get through it. This is not a novel. Some of the terms take repeating a few times just to get them right.If anyone has had any sort of issue with a trauma, concussion, tumor, etc., this would be a wonderful read. I wish this had been available when I was in my doctoral program in psychology.
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I have been exploring movement practices in the wild Olympic Mountains for years, seeking a practice that is primal, practical and passionate. It has always been so hard to find a author that explains things well enough, that i can use the information to guide my training. Ratey is the one that has done that for me, connecting the brain to our evolutionary heritage. "Those times are these times but they are not the same time".
I have carried this book with me on six vision quest. It is a good barefoot manual.
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This is a great book. I had it years ago and then let it go and was desperate to find it again but could not remember the exact name. Lamenting this story to my brother, he said, "Oh, I think you lent that to me..." and then went to his bookshelf and handed me the book. I flipped through it and when I came to the chapter on perception I immediately recognized the story and was overjoyed! I bought it on Kindle immediately after that.
Jan
Since I first read this book a few years ago, I have recommended it to many others and given it away as gifts. It was great for my elderly father, who enjoyed learning more about memory and aging, as well as for a young student neice who enjoyed learning about how we learn and retain information and tips and tricks to studying. Want to know aout Alzheimers or preventing it? About Autism? Learning disabilities? Photographic memory? Schizophrenia? Or even why we like spicy foods? This book provides truly interesting real life stories and examples. Its the best book I ever read that takes the science of the brain and makes it understandable and fascinating to the average person. Even years later, I often take it out a read a section here and a section there. Ratey did a fantastic job with this book!!!
Uyehuguita
This is an excellent guide to the brain and how it works. The focus on movement and its role in the brain, as well as neuro-chemistry provides fascinating insights into how the brain works and even how such disorders as ADHD are caused by neurological deficits. The book is written in easy to understand language, but also with an appreciation of the potential reader. I definitely recommend it as a good introduction to neuro-science and the mysteries of the human body.
Enila
If you are a complete novice to brain and perception, this is the book for you - that is, if you can stay awake long enough to get through it. If you took a course in perception or physiological psychology or physiology - or if you did self-study in these areas, skip this book and go on to something less broad. Though the author promises lots of illustrations (case histories), there are not many - and most of which are old and have already been written up in your college textbook.
Onath
I have read this book with immense pleasure and interest. It is a must for young parents as well as teachers and medical professionals. It describes in a very comprehensive way, the modern thinking about the functioning of the brain, both in normal persons as well as in different pathologies. It also challenges the way of current treatments of mental disease, which will change the way psychologists and psychiatrists approach the psychiatric patient.
This text fits well with the pictures under the title "The Brain."
A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain download epub
Medicine
Author: John J. Ratey
ISBN: 0375701079
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage; unknown edition (January 8, 2002)
Pages: 416 pages