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nicpears
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Most of the information I had found before reading this book was anecdotal or based on old wive's tales. This book, which has information based on scientific studies, was extremely interesting and I will be coming back to sections of this book for years to come.

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Simona
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In this book Helen Thomson talks about nine extreme and rare conditions caused by brain disorders. Permanent deja vu, being constantly lost (even in your home), walking corpse disorder ... She interviewed people with those rare conditions and their stories are fascinating, in some cases - very sad. #nFnov ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#TIL that human brains are self-aware. From the book:”We have different kind of conscious ... brain know about itself.”

Clwojick 9 pt. 2w
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Readage
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• OK, this isn't an easy read for me; this book has several passages that remind me of how it feels INTERNALLY to be a diagnosed OCD sufferer half my life. It might be fiction -- but there's more truth in here than most people could imagine 😔 •

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #anxiety #fiction #novels #brain

Enchanted_Bibliophile John Green actually based a lot of this book on his own experience with OCD. Know you're not alone 🌹 3w
Readage @Enchanted_Bibliophile I listened to a podcast a few months ago where he was interviewed, and he talked about his own struggles with OCD. It's true that we all have something to overcome in the game of life, but sometimes it feels like no one else will ever understand this particular strangeness. Thanks for reminding me that I'm not alone in the fight 😉 3w
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KimmyM
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I don't read much nonfiction, but lately I've become very interested in learning how the brain reads and processes language, so I picked up these two books and hope they'll be just what I'm looking for!

Ddzmini I‘ve read the left on and it‘s very informative loved it 👌🏽📖😋 1mo
KimmyM @Ddzmini Good to know!! :) 4w
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ElectricKatyLand
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Other parents have told me this book is life-changing. I didn't get that, but my toddler may be too young for this to really apply. The overall book can be summed up by the final three pages, which provide a check-list of ways to make sure you balance your emotional and logical responses to your child's still-developing reactions to the world.

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Texreader
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A quote from this article, Literacy Might Shield the Brain from Dementia, quoting the tagged book (yes I‘m still recovering from Still Alice). You can read the article here:

Read in Scientific American: https://apple.news/AarGXF-oSTyewESlQ74ZrWg

Crazeedi It took me a while to get over that book too. Great quote 1mo
Sace Let me just move this book up the TBR pile.... 1mo
GingerAntics Never thought of what all goes into reading. Hm. I may have to check this book out. 1mo
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Crimson613
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I was seriously invested in her romantic life and was maybe hoping for a reunion at the end between her and French boy. She seemed to really like him still but I guess it wasn't like that. It's a strange way of closure but I also really liked it

#nfnov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick 6 pts. 1mo
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Crimson613
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#TIL quite a bit about the hippocampus like how memory resides in there and the amygdala. The hippocampus is also necessary for creativity and creating images of the past and future. In one experiment, a person with a damaged hippocampus couldn't visualize himself at the beach but could still feel sensation and hear noises #nonfiction #Neuroscience

#nfnov @Clwojick @rsteve388

rsteve388 Fascinating stuff always so cool to learn about the brain while using the brain to learn about it's self wild! 1mo
Clwojick 4 pt. 1mo
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Crimson613
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#TIL about patient HM who had a great impact on how #Neuroscience understands #memory. Because he had a serious case of epilepsy, scientists removed his hippocampus and amagdala in hopes of lessening or curing his seizures. While this was a "success", HM was left entirely dependant on his family. He could no longer create memories #nonfiction

I wonder how he felt, having to relive every moment constantly. Died 2008

#nfnov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick I think this book would fascinate me if i listened to it on audio, but could see it being a bit of a dry physical read. Which format did you do? 4 pt. 1mo
Crimson613 @Clwojick I did the audiobook and I think it works well, the author has a way of making it a bit exciting (altho yeah some parts are a bit dry), but I think it also helps keep you interested bc she talks about her life. it's like half memoir half technical 1mo
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Crimson613
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I feel like its been forever since I read something! And since my loan is expiring soon, I thought I'd get on with this one. I thought it was going to be a boring science book but it's been fun to far. It's an entertaining combo of #autobiography and #neuroscience book with #brainhacks to a happier #lifestyle. Enjoying it so far #nonfiction

#nfnov @Clwojick @rsteve388

jillrhudy I love books about the brain! 1mo
Crimson613 @jillrhudy same! learning about the brain was always my favorite science xD altho it always takes me a while to pick up a nf book Orz 1mo
Clwojick 1 pt. 1mo
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