You can say that human actions and behavior are guided by reason and logic. However, if you dig a little deeper, it turns out that the rationality of people is quite exaggerated. Because of the love for labels and templates, and most importantly, the desire for saving resources, the brain of any individual, even the most sane and intellectually developed, is subject to all kinds of cognitive distortions that imperceptibly spoil life.
We were pretty impressed with how thinking mistakes can leave our lifestyle if we don’t recognize them in time and fight them. Therefore, we have selected the most common of them to understand their impact on you.
Our most mysterious organ, the brain, is responsible for these thoughts. We publish a review of books for connoisseurs of popular science literature. They will appeal to those who want to easily learn to understand the most complex organ of their body and unleash its full potential.
You will learn how your lifestyle affects the brain and what positive changes you can bring to your life using the achievements of the wonderful world of neuroscience.
The authors of the books are available to talk about complex processes: cognition and perception, addiction and sleep, emotions and disorders, and also tell how this knowledge can be applied in life.
“Dreaming on Both Sides of the Brain. Discover the Secret Language of the Night”
Doris E. Cohen
Dreams are the secret language of the human subconscious. Every year we have about two or three thousand dreams.
What information do they carry and how do they affect your life?
In this book, experienced psychotherapist Doris Cohen will help you learn to reveal the meaning of your dreams to yourself.
The author offers a seven-step method of remembering dreams and studying them. By following these simple steps, you will be able to get a clearer idea of your own subconscious life and, as a result, better understand your life in the real world.
“The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides”
This book is a journey into the mysterious processes that take place in our brains.
The author enthusiastically talks about the possibilities of the mind, about how we make decisions, dream and trust our statements.
Through the achievements of physics, linguistics, psychology, pedagogy and other disciplines, Sigman explains why people who speak several languages are less likely to develop dementia, how newborns, not yet able to speak, distinguish between good and evil, how intuitive decisions depend on our the body, how out pupils betray our actions.
“The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity”
In this innovative book, the author shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing works.
Norman Doidge talks about the incredible ability of the brain to change its own structure in response to activity and mental experience.
The author describes the natural ways of working the brain, which provide energy that blows around – light, sound, vibration and sound. Doidge investigated cases when patients relieved chronic pain, recovered from strenuous strokes, brain injuries and learning disorders, and overcame deficits.
The reader will learn how to significantly reduce the risk of dementia and other diseases with the help of simple approaches that can be used by anyone.
Looking at how modern celebrities call their children, it would seem that there is little to surprise us. Elon Musk and the singer Grimes called their baby X Æ A-12, or Gwyneth Paltrow who named her daughter Apple. However, in some countries it is believed that there should be certain restrictions on the names of newborns and not all creative ideas of parents should be encouraged.
We found out how our editors could not name their children if they suddenly moved to live in another country.
There are films so deep that after getting to know them, we scroll through the entire plot in our head for a long time from beginning to end, rethinking individual moments on which painstaking work has been done and which made our souls turn inside out. After such pictures, we begin to look at the familiar world in a new way and, perhaps, even find motivation to change.
We still can’t come to our senses after watching such soulful films and share them with you, so that you not only feel all their emotional depth, but, perhaps, find something that you could ponder over for hours with a cup of tea.
There are people who are born with the ability to find common ground and connect with others. They can easily communicate with family, friends, colleagues. But unfortunately, this skill in itself is extremely rare.
So we have compiled for you a selection of books that teach the techniques of mastering the word.
Mackenzie Scott is the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, a writer and philanthropist. She is in 22nd place on the list of the richest people on the planet. But the huge fortune did not change the 50-year-old woman: she leads a very quiet and non-public life, and gives most of her money to charity, which has made her one of the most generous people in the world.
We never cease to amaze strong women with big hearts, so we decided to find out the details of Mackenzie Scott’s life.
Professional actors work according to the script and clear recommendations of the director, who tells what emotion or action they want to see in the frame. But sometimes on the set there are such fantastic improvisations that they overshadow everything that was originally planned.
We’ve selected memorable movie moments that were not written in the text, but turned out to be so cool that they were included in the final version of the films.
2020 has been hard for so many. With everything that’s happening in the world right now, people are desperate for something positive and optimistic. So we decided to continue the first list and present you with three more books for lifting moods up.