Journeys of the Mind: Non-Fiction

Why can't I remember? : reversing normal memory loss

Pavel Yutsis, Lynda Toth.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction, Science/Technology


The Memory Palace

Mira Bartok

Biography, Nonfiction

"People have abandoned their loved ones for much less than you've been through," Mira BartÓk is told at her mother's memorial service. It is a poignant observation about the relationship between Mira, her sister, and their mentally ill mother. Before she was struck with schizophrenia at the age of nineteen, beautiful piano protégé Norma Herr had been the most vibrant personality in the room. She loved her daughters and did he...


An audience for Einstein

Mark Wakely.

Science/Technology, Nonfiction

Professor Percival Marlowe is a brilliant, elderly astrophysicyst who's dying, his greatest acheivement still unfinished and now beyond his diminished means.Doctor Carl Dorning, a neurosurgeon, finally discovers a secret method of transplanting memories from one person to another, thanks to Marlowe's millions.Miguel Sanchez, a homeless boy, agrees to become the recipient of Marlowe's knowledge and personality in this unorthodox experiment, entice...


The playful brain : the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind

Richard Restak ; with puzzles by Scott Kim.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction, Science/Technology

You're building up your memory.
You're thinking shaper.
You're creating a healthier brain
This is your brain on puzzles.
It's no secret that puzzles-crossword puzzles, logic puzzles, word puzzles-challenge and entertain us.  But exciting new research suggests that they've become more than just a fun pastime.  Solving different kinds of puzzles can actually help your brain improve itself and-perhaps just as important-ward off mental deterior...






Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain

Oliver Sacks.

Science/Technology, Nonfiction, Health/Fitness

Sacks's own enthusiasm about the complex workings of the human mind (he teaches clinical neurology and psychiatry at Columbia U.) becomes infectious in his writings. In this volume, he turns his attention to the many phenomena concerning music and the brain, relating the scientific explanations alongside numerous and compelling case studies. Sacks describes the effects of music--and different aspects of music--on ordinary individuals, musicians, ...


Where did I leave my glasses? : the what, when, and why of normal memory loss

Martha Weinman Lear.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction, Science/Technology

So your memory's not what it used to be? You forget people's names, or what you were just about to say, or why you went into the kitchen. Often you forget where you left your keys (your wallet, your glasses, your list of Things to Do Tomorrow). And you worry. You wonder: Could this mean I am losing it? Join the crowd, friend. there are seventy-eight million baby boomers in the country, and memory loss is the number one concern of the boomer gener...


Escaping the toxic triangle : women caught in the vortex of depression, crazy eating patterns, and excess drinking

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

From the author ofWomen Who Think Too Much, a groundbreaking book that uncovers a hidden source of depression in women today Depression is a common and debilitating problem among women, though it rarely occurs in a vaccum. As Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's original research shows, overthinkingÃ?--a tendency to ruminate on problems rather than to seek solutionsÃ?--often co-exists with unhealthy eating habits and/or heavy drinking. In fact, 8...


Scattered minds : hope and help for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Lenard Adler.

Health/Fitness, Science/Technology, Nonfiction

A practical, authoritative book on an increasingly talked-about condition that affects more than 8 million American adults.

Dr. Lenard Adler, director of the Adult ADHD Program at New York University School of Medicine, presents the latest findings on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In Scattered Minds, he reveals hidden warning signs, debunks common misconceptions, and offers information on obtaining an accurate diagnosis, along with tr...




The memory prescription : Dr. Gary Small's 14-day plan to keep your brain and body young

Gary Small with Gigi Vorgan.

Health/Fitness, Science/Technology, Nonfiction

While "The Memory Bible" detailed healthy longevity objectives in improving memory over time, "The Memory Prescription" will show how to achieve these goals quickly and effectively.


The woman who can't forget : the extraordinary story of living with the most remarkable memory known to science : a memoir

by Jill Price with Bart Davis.

Biography, Science/Technology, Nonfiction

People might envy someone with such an extraordinary memory that she has been studied by neuroscientists, until they learn that Jill Price's ability extends only to details of her own life, sometimes haunts her, and does not to apply to memorizing facts. In collaboration with an established writer, this Los Angeles resident relates how she has coped since adolescence with hyperthymestic syndrome (defined in the glossary), in the context of curren...


100 simple things you can do to prevent Alzheimer's and age-related memory loss

Jean Carper.

Science/Technology, Nonfiction

Most people think there is little or nothing you can do to avoid Alzheimer's. But scientists know this is no longer true. In fact, prominent researchers now say that our best and perhaps only hope of defeating Alzheimer's is topreventit. After best-selling author Jean Carper discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. She discovered 100 s...