Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain

Prognosis: A Memoir of My BrainThe searing, wry memoir about a woman s fight for a new life after a devastating brain injury When Sarah Vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head, she believes she s walked away unscathed The next morning, things take a sharp turn as she s led from work to the



Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful LearningTo most of us, learning something the hard way implies wasted time and effort Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head.




Somebody I Used to Know: A Memoir

Somebody I Used to Know: A MemoirWendy Mitchell had a busy job with the British National Health Service, raised her two daughters alone, and spent her weekends running and climbing mountains Then, slowly, a mist settled deep inside the mind she once knew so well, blurring the world around her She didn t know it then, but dementia



The Brain: The Story of You

The Brain: The Story of YouLocked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence What is reality Who are you How do you make




The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday LifeHuman beings are primates, and primates are political animals Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self deception But while we may be self interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise The less





The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical TalesIf a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye but if he has lost a self himself he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it Dr Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder Here are