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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 👌🏽📖😋 9h
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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 2d
Sace Let me just move this book up the TBR pile.... 2d
GingerAntics Never thought of what all goes into reading. Hm. I may have to check this book out. 1d
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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! 2d
Clwojick 4 pt. 2d
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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. 2d
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 2d
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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! 3d
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 3d
Clwojick 1 pt. 2d
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Kaila-ann
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Watching (finished) the documentary “Mind your Mind” on amazon while folding laundry 🤦🏻‍♀️. #laundry #adulthood #documentary #neuroscience

#TIL: there are 100 million neurons in a human retina. What?!

#nfnov

Clwojick 9 pt 4d
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LauraJ
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I read the book about 10 years ago and didn‘t realize there was a documentary until @Kaila-ann mentioned it. Nowhere near as comprehensive as the book, but it‘s amazing to watch the inventions mentioned in action. #nfnov

Kaila-ann I‘m definitely going to have to pick up the book. 2w
rsteve388 6 pts I assume you finished this documentary? 2w
LauraJ @rsteve388 absolutely! 2w
Kaila-ann @LauraJ thanks for the recommendation 😊 2w
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JSW
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Interesting series of case studies, with medical discussion of their diagnoses. Very accessible to non-scientists.

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Kaila-ann
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#TIL Dr. Paul Bach-y-Rita was a pioneer of the idea of nueroplasticity and the founder of the thought of sensory substitution. Neuroplasticity is the idea that the brain can rewire itself to bypass damaged connections and pathways. Finished watching the documentary “The Brain that Changes Itself” #nfnov

ljuliel Beautiful hair to go with his powerful brain. 2w
jb72 Sounds interesting. I‘ve always thought of how well the body can heal itself, and there‘s no reason the brain can‘t do the same. 2w
Kaila-ann @jb72 I find neurology very fascinating. In this same documentary (and I‘m guessing the book by the same name) they explore the concept of autism having to do with the brain being too plastic and able to create too many pathways. Definitely an interesting concept. 2w
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jb72 @Kaila-ann That is interesting. We know so little about the brain. I feel like no one really uses the brain to even half their potential. I actually have a neurological disease called Charcot Marie Tooth. It‘s an extra chromosome I believe in our genetics. I also have a few other sensory issues that I‘ve worked hard at ignoring over the years. 2w
LauraJ I read a lot on neuroscience. Had no idea this book and documentary was over 10 years old. Time flies! 2w
rsteve388 4 pts 2w
Kaila-ann @rsteve388 do I also get the points for finishing the documentary? Just curious 😊. 2w
Kaila-ann @jb72 I feel like medicine in general has come a long way in the last few decades. As doctors find more ways to actually study the brain besides autopsy and invasive procedures, I suspect we will continue to make strides. An extra chromosome . . . interesting. I might have to google. Again, the brain is a fascinating thing for sure. 2w
Kaila-ann @LauraJ I didn‘t realize how old it was until I googled Paul Bach-y-Rita - the documentary says that he had passed recently but I saw that he passed in 2006. Still an interesting glimpse into the subject. 2w
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Nute
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#Movember - Music: I like when there is a prompt about music in the photo challenges because listening to music is equally as important to me as reading books. I usually do the two together. I have a playlist on my iPod titled ‘Music for Reading.‘🎶 Reading penetrates to some deeper part of my brain when I‘m listening to music simultaneously. Oliver Sacks understood - music wields a power over the brain. I say music communicates with the soul.🎵

Cinfhen That‘s so interesting/ when I read I can‘t have background music....I find my concentration is broken 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
Nute @Cinfhen I get that! It‘s the same for why I can‘t read and have a television on in the background. And I can‘t read in places where there are conversations like waiting rooms or on public transportation. Here‘s the deal with the music thing - it must be at low volume and only a particular type of music like classical or new age or smooth jazz...no vocals...no upbeat tempo. I really like haunting cello music while I read. Oooh...just lovely!☺️ 2w
Cinfhen Yes !!!!! to the public reading spaces and TV background/ so distracting!!! I‘ll try smooth jazz or new age. I find music is so soothing on any other circumstance 2w
Nute @Cinfhen Kindred spirits!💕 2w
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