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Your Brain Knows More Than You Think

Niels Birbaumer Jorg Zittlau David Shaw

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Scribe Publications
05 September 2017
Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences
Too often, we humans tend to assume that nature is fixed, immutable - and this tendency is particularly strong when we think about matters of the mind and behaviour. People just can?t change, we say, so they must somehow be prevented from becoming a burden on society or from hurting themselves and others. Neuroplasticity - the virtually limitless capacity of the brain to remould itself - turns these notions on their heads.

Leading brain researcher Niels Birbaumer brings new hope to those suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, dementia, the effects of a stroke, or even the extremes of locked-in syndrome or psychopathy. Like the fathers and mothers of psychiatry, Birbaumer explores the sometimes-wild frontiers of a new way of thinking about our brains and behaviour. Through actual cases from his research and practice, he shows how we can change through training alone, and without risky drugs. Open your mind to change.
By:   Niels Birbaumer
With:   Jorg Zittlau
Translated by:   David Shaw
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781925322361
ISBN 10:   192532236X
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   05 September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Niels Birbaumer is an Austrian psychologist and neurobiologist. He is a leading figure in the development of brain-computer interfaces, a field he has researched for 40 years, with a focus on treating brain disturbances. He has been awarded numerous international honours and prizes, including the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize and the Albert Einstein World Award of Science. Professor Birbaumer leads the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology at the University of T3bingen in Germany.

Reviews for Your Brain Knows More Than You Think

`Brilliant ... a remarkable book' - The Australian `A fascinating read and a groundbreaking work on the human condition. Birbaumer shares his insatiable curiosity and gives us a tour of the human brain, the many cases he's worked on, and the therapies he's pioneered - some of which are truly radical!' - David Roland, author of How I Rescued My Brain


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