For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high-tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.
"More breadth than depth"
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, the international best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible. Read by the actor Feodor Chin. Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats of the mind solely the province of overheated science fiction. As Michio Kaku reveals, not only are they possible, but with the latest advances in brain science and recent astonishing breakthroughs in technology, they already exist.
"Information exposed easily for everyone"
We live in a time of vast changes that include accelerating globalization, mounting quantities of information, the growing hegemony of science and technology, and the clash of civilizations. Those changes call for new ways of learning and thinking in school, business, and the professions. Listen as psychologist Howard Gardner defines the cognitive abilities that will command a premium in the years ahead.
"Complete disappointment, misleading description"
Lawyers. Accountants. Software Engineers. That what Mom and Dad encouraged us to become. They were wrong. Gone is the age of "left-brain" dominance. The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers - creative and emphatic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.
"On the precipice of genius (not quite)..."
We've come to misunderstand curiosity, mistaking diversive curiosity, our attraction to novel stimuli, as the real thing. This leaves us floundering in a world of Angry Birds, live tweeting, and fleeting, click-through distractions. Leslie shows how these distractions have led to a decline in deep, sustained quests for knowledge and understanding - what he calls epistemic curiosity - which relies on effort and persistence, and empathic curiosity, which leads us to wonder about the thoughts and feelings of others.
"Fantastic book with a very modest title"
President Obama's surrounded by science advisors. So you might figure he doesn't need to know much about physics, but you'd be mistaken. How is a President supposed to assess the risk of a "dirty bomb," or weigh the pros and cons of various energy sources, from solar power to nuclear energy. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll get a basic primer in physics.
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity seeks to unearth what autism is and why it remains a mystery. Hans Asperger, a researcher and pediatrician working at the University of Vienna, first identified the disorder as occurring in many different forms and severities on a spectrum and saw the link between autism and high intelligence in areas such as music and mathematics. He called his patients little professors....
Imagine a future in which passengers on a subway stare into screens for a few minutes - and earn as much money in that time as their respective skills and stations allow.
Now, you've discovered the very principles and values essential for happiness, peace and prosperity. The New Consciousness is easy to understand as it identifies an extraordinary advancement in morality from a unique and powerful perspective. It presents an innovative, monumental change that's long overdue. As you turn the pages you'll feel yourself breaking away, realizing the incredible and exciting possibilities for the rich and rewarding life you've always longed for.
Gregg Braden, a renowned scientist, scholar and best-selling author of three previous Nightingale-Conant programs, presents to you his life's work. In Choice Point, Gregg merges science and spirituality in a way that's new for him, new to you, and something the world has never experienced before. Get ready to embark on a new way of thinking and being.
The Future of Mental Health drills to the heart of the current mental health crisis, where hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide receive unwarranted "mental disorder" diagnoses. It paints a picture of how mental health providers can improve their practices to better serve individuals in distress and outlines necessary steps for a mental health revolution. Eric Maisel's goal is to inject more human interaction into the therapeutic process.
The happiness industry is booming. And with good reason - everyone wants to be happy. Today, science can light the way. Brain researcher Richard Davidson can sum it up quickly: learn to meditate. Davidson's research studying the brains of longtime Buddhist monks has discovered that most of the time, the brain that meditates is a happy brain. And a Harvard-trained neuro-scientist finds nirvana in the devastation of a stroke.
What is autism: a lifelong disability or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is both of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.
"This book is a big deal!"
This wide-ranging collection of never-before-published essays offers the very latest insights into the daunting scientific questions of our time. Its contributors - some of the most brilliant young scientists working today - provide not only an introduction to their cutting-edge research, but discuss the social, ethical, and philosophical ramifications of their work.
"Worth the Time"
What can parasites teach neuroscientists about the brain? Dr. Kelly Weinersmith tells us about three parasites who have mastered the minds of their hosts with incredible precision, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Dr. Kelly Weinersmith is an ecologist specializing in parasite and host behaviors. She is a Huxley Fellow at Rice University.
Future Science features 19 young scientists, most of whom are presenting their innovative work and ideas to a general audience for the first time. Featured in this collection are William McEwan, a virologist, discussing his research into the biology of antiviral immunity; Naomi Eisenberger, a neuroscientist, wondering how social rejection affects us physically; Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist, showing what massive datasets can teach us about society and ourselves; and Anthony Aguirre, a physicist, who gives readers a tantalizing glimpse of infinity.
"Cutting Edge Research for the General Reader"
This book empowers parents and gives seven practical steps to take to ensure development of high achievers. It suggests ways to become happy and fulfilled parents as you go on the journey of raising highly successful kids.
Eine Produktion mit geführten, imaginativen Meditationen. Gesprochen von Michael Flechsig. Bilder vom "Meer", den "Sinnen", der "Trauer die in Freude gewandelt wird" und dem "Vertrauen" werden hier geschaffen. Im Hintergrund unterstützt die Musik von Omatar dieses Erlebnis.
Just as he did in Healing Words, the groundbreaking book that propelled him into the public consciousness, Larry Dossey uses cutting-edge science to prove the value of what had long been considered spiritual mumbo-jumbo. This is a book for the skeptical mind, but it's also for the believer's heart-because its author possesses the rare gift of having both.
Are you truly alive? Move from mindfulness to thoughtfulness as Theodore Zeldin opens up new perspectives on life,in a series of intimate conversations with figures both famous and obscure, from civilisations throughout time. Each chapter reconsiders one of the big decisions that every person has to make. What is the answer to the shortage of soul mates? How can one escape from work colleagues who are bores and organisations that thrive on stress?