Mozart's brain and the fighter pilot : unleashing your brain's potential / Richard Restak.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2001Edition: 1st ed.Description: 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0609604457 (hardcover); 0609810057 (pbk.).Subject(s): Brain -- Popular works | Mental health -- Popular works | Cognition -- Popular worksDDC classification: 612.8/2
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -220).
Learn as much as possible about how your brain works. -- Apply your knowledge about the human brain to organize your ideas. -- Think of the brain as the creator of incredibly rich and fascinating montages. -- Your capacity for new learning remains and may increase as you grow older. -- Learn about your brain's motor programs and how to use them. -- Take advantage of the intimate interrelationships of learning, memory, and intelligence. -- Improve your memory by using a memory system. -- Develop your emotional memory. -- Think in terms of brain geography. -- Develop linkages associating as many things as you can. -- Engage in activities that stimulate extensive portions of the brain. -- Let the brain just be the brain. -- Practice forms of mental hygiene. -- Turn your feelings and emotions to your advantage. -- Take active measures to reduce stress. -- Learn to work in concert with your personal bodily rhythms. -- Strengthen your powers of attention and concentration. -- Train your powers of logic. -- Develop a tolerance for uncertainty and ambiguity. -- Develop your powers of metacognition: thinking about your thinking. -- Increase mental acuity through wide and varied reading. -- Heighten your sensory capacities. -- Learn about and experience art and music. -- Organize a physical exercise program that aims at brain enhancement. -- Cultivate fine-motor-control skills involving your hands. -- Regularly practice some form of mental relaxation. -- Use technology to augment your brain's functioning. -- Concentrate on and act in harmony with your natural abilities.
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Harmony Books, (New York :) 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.