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The Mind And The Brain: Neuroplasticity And The Power Of Mental Force

by Sharon Begley Jeffrey M. Schwartz

A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind-and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain. Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own. Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult neuroplasticity-the brain's ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by neuroscientists. Through decades of work treating patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Schwartz made an extraordinary finding: while following the therapy he developed, his patients were effecting significant and lasting changes in their own neural pathways. It was a scientific first: by actively focusing their attention away from negative behaviors and toward more positive ones, Schwartz's patients were using their minds to reshape their brains-and discovering a thrilling new dimension to the concept of neuroplasticity. The Mind and the Brain follows Schwartz as he investigates this newly discovered power, which he calls self-directed neuroplasticity or, more simply, mental force. It describes his work with noted physicist Henry Stapp and connects the concept of 'mental force' with the ancient practice of mindfulness in Buddhist tradition. And it points to potential new applications that could transform the treatment of almost every variety of neurological dysfunction, from dyslexia to stroke-and could lead to new strategies to help us harness our mental powers. Yet as wondrous as these implications are, perhaps even more important is the philosophical dimension of Schwartz's work. For the existence of mental force offers convincing scientific evidence of human free will, and thus of man's inherent capacity for moral choice.

The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration

by Daniel J. Siegel

Siegel, who directs the Mindsight Institute and teaches psychiatry at UCLA, offers a comprehensive guide to his approach to the psychotherapeutic relationship. Interweaving ideas of mind, brain, and relationship, and demonstrating their interplay in distinct areas of thought and behavior, Siegel distills his theories into a fully realized model that therapists can apply to their interaction with clients. The exercises and explanations are geared towards training therapists in developing mindful behavior, showing how this behavior comes to affect neural reactions in the brain, and how mindfulness increases the level of connection in the therapist-client relationship. Written for psychotherapists of all levels of experience, this relatively small volume is unusually substantial in its content, encompassing as it does an overarching structure for practitioners to apply in their practice. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse

by Zindel V. Segal John D. Teasdale J. Mark G. Williams

Segal (psychotherapy, U. of Toronto), J. Mark G. Williams (clinical psychology, U. of Wales-Bangor) and John D. Teasdale (Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, England) describe an approach to treating depression that combines the Eastern meditative practices and perspectives of mindfulness meditation, with the Western psychological epistemologies and practices of cognitive therapy. They speak to clinicians and researchers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Mineral Nutrition of Livestock (4th edition)

by Neville F. Suttle

Suttle (Moredun Foundation, Britain) updates the detailed reference for veterinarians and keepers of livestock to incorporate findings from the past decade. His goal is to find a useful middle ground between basic science that looks at nutrition on a cellular or molecular level, and studies that are thinly disguised advertisements for commercial products. He discusses the requirements for minerals, natural sources of minerals, assessing and controlling mineral status in livestock, a number of specific minerals such as potassium and iodine, occasionally beneficial elements, potentially toxic elements, the design of supplementation trials for assessing mineral deprivation, and minerals and humans.

The Minimum Means of Reprisal: China's Search for Security in the Nuclear Age

by Jeffrey G. Lewis

Among the five nations authorized under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to possess nuclear weapons, China has the smallest nuclear force and maintains the most restrained nuclear posture. In The Minimum Means of Reprisal, Jeffrey Lewis examines patterns in Chinese defense investments, strategic force deployments, and arms control behavior to develop an alternative assessment of China's nuclear forces. The Minimum Means of Reprisal finds that China's nuclear deployment and arms control patterns stem from the belief that deterrence is relatively unaffected by changes in the size, configuration, and readiness of nuclear forces. As a result, Lewis argues, Chinese policy has tended to sacrifice offensive capability in favor of greater political control and lower economic costs. The future of cooperative security arrangements in space will depend largely on the U. S. -Chinese relationship. Lewis warns that changes in U. S. defense strategy, including the development of new strategic forces and the weaponization of space, will prevent the United States from reassuring China in the event that its leaders begin to lose confidence in their restrained deterrent. The result may further damage the already weakened arms control regime and increase the threat to the United States and the world. Lewis provides policy guidance for those interested in the U. S. -Chinese security relationship and in global security arrangements more generally.

Miranda's Waning Protections: Police Interrogation Practices after Dickenson

by Welsh S. White

Did the Supreme Court's upholding of Miranda in 2000 adversely impact law enforcement, as conservatives have complained, or was it a reaffirmation of individual rights? Welsh S. White looks at both sides of the issue, emphasizing that Miranda represents just one stage in the Court's ongoing struggle to accommodate a fundamental conflict between law enforcement and civil liberties, and assessing whether the Court's present decisions (including Miranda) strike an appropriate balance between promoting law enforcement's interest in obtaining reliable evidence and the individual's interest in being protected from overreaching police practices.

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults

by James Webb Edward R. Amend Nadia E. Webb Jean Goerss Paul Beljan F. Richard Olenchak

Describes how to guard against misdiagnosing gifted children and adults, and how to treat gifted persons with and without dual diagnoses.

Mission, Inc.: The Practitioners Guide to Social Enterprise

by Kevin Lynch Julius Walls

In this groundbreaking book, Julius Walls and Kevin Lynch offer a complete guide to confronting the complexities these businesses present.

The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication (Second Edition)

by James G. Paradis Muriel L. Zimmerman

This guide covers the basics of scientific and engineering communication, including defining an audience, working with collaborators, searching the literature, organizing and drafting documents, developing graphics, and documenting sources.

The Mixing Engineer's Handbook (2nd edition)

by Bobby Owsinski

Appropriate for both novice and experienced recording engineers, this guide walks through the six elements of a mix--balance, panorama, frequency range, dimension, dynamics, and interest--and provides interviews with 22 professional mixers working in different genres. The second edition adds sections on gating, hypercompression, MP3 encoding, and surround sound mixing.

Mixing in Pro Tools: Skill Pack (2nd edition)

by Brian Smithers

Mixing in Pro Tools: Skill Pack, Second Edition is designed to help you boost your understanding of the art and craft of creating great-sounding mixes in Digidesign's industry-standard DAW Pro Tools. Starting with the basics of essential processors and working up to advanced signal routing and sophisticated sonic manipulation, this book will boost your confidence in your ability to produce polished professional-sounding mixes.

MMPI-A Casebook

by Robert P. Archer Radhika Krishnamurthy Jody M. Jacobson

The purpose of this volume is to provide the MMPI-A user with a series of clinical case examples that illustrate salient principles involved in the interpretation of MMPI-A profiles. This volume is focused specifically on interpretation issue, and assumes that the reader is familiar with the literature on the development and psychometric properties of the MMPI-A as presented in the test manual (Butcher, Williams, Graham, Archer, Tellegen, Ben-Porath, & Kemmer, 1992) and interpretive guides to the MMPI-A (Archer, 1992a; Butcher & Williams, 1992).

Mobile Learning for All: Supporting Accessibility With the iPad

by Luis Pérez

This book provides practical information for teachers and other educational professionals who want to learn how to use the iPad to meet the needs of all learners.

Mobile Learning: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis for Implementation

by Birendra Bista

A dissertation by Birendra Bista on mobile learning, a new paradigm in e-learning.

Mobility Training for Visually Handicapped People: A Person Centered Approach

by Allan Dodds

This is one of the first works to begin formalizing the structured discovery method of O&M instruction.

Modeling With Mathematics: A Fourth Year Course

by Nancy Crisler Gary Simundza COMAP (The Consortium for Mathematics Its Appl Region 4 Education Center

Modeling Mathematics is focused, organized, and easy to follow. The book teaches the students how to read, write, and understand the unique language of mathematics and this prepares them for every type of problem-solving and assessment situation.

Models for Multidisciplinary Arrangements: A State-By-State Review of Options (APA Practitioner's Toolbox Series)

by Will Mcdermott Emory Mcdermott

As a result of the expansion in insurance coverage for mental health care services, a substantial percentage of Americans have third-party insurance for professional psychological services. Increasingly, however, this development is creating significant problems for psychologists as more payers are limiting patients' ability to choose their own therapists as well as the number of treatment sessions that will be covered. This book discusses options for mental health professionals on a state-by-state basis, as well as limitations. Good reference tool for mental health professionals.

Models of Madness: Psychological, social and biological approaches to schizophrenia

by John Read Loren R. Mosher Richard P. Bentall

Is schizophrenia an illness? Is madness preventable? This controversial, but carefully researched, book argues that what psychiatrists call "schizophrenia" is not an illness.

Modern Agricultural Mechanics (Third Edition)

by Carl Burkybile Stanley R. Burke

As a widely used textbook and a valued resource on both the secondary and postsecondary levels for the study of agricultural mechanization, it covers all major areas of agricultural mechanics, presents the contents in every detail. This third edition features several new aspects that will make it more attractive to today's students and teachers.

Modern Automotive Mechanics

by James E. Duffy

MODERN AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS was written and revised to provide an easy to understand, up-to-date book summarizing the OPERATION and REPAIR of all makes and models of cars. The text uses a "building block" approach that starts simple and gradually progresses to the more complex. Short sentences, concise definitions, and thousands of color illustrations will help you learn quickly and easily.

Modern Automotive Technology

by James E. Duffy

Modern Automotive Technology, updated for 2014, is a comprehensive textbook organized around the ASE automobile test areas that supports career readiness for those wishing to pursue a job in the automotive industry. It details the construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of late-model automobiles and light trucks. Using a building block approach, students first learn the fundamentals of automotive systems and then progress gradually to complex diagnostics and service procedures. Updated content throughout the textbook, including a new Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics section and a new Superchargers and Turbochargers chapter, prepares students to service today's vehicles. This book is also a perfect reference for experienced technicians preparing for industry certification. Correlated to all three sections of the 2013 NATEF Task List Covers 100% of the MLR Tasks ASE-type questions in every chapter for certification preparation Technical information presented in an easy-to-read format. New Engine Reassembly, Installation, and Break-in chapter Six new chapters on electricity and electronics, Troubleshooting charts in each service chapter to support quick diagnosis, Hybrid drive system service and technology found throughout the book.

Modern Automotive Technology (Workbook)

by James E. Duffy

Organized to follow the textbook on a chapter-by-chapter basis, providing questions to help the student review the material presented in the chapter.

Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices

by Denise M. Harmening

Thoroughly revised and updated, the 6th Edition of this popular text continues to set the standard for developing a comprehensive understanding of modern routine blood banking and transfusion practices. Building from a review of the basic sciences to the how and why of clinical practice, this text is the ideal guide to immunohematology and transfusion practices.

Modern Carpentry: Building Construction Details in Easy-to Understand Form

by Howard Bud Smith Willis H. Wagner

Modern Carpentry is a colorful, easy-to-understand source of authoritative and up-to-date information on building materials and construction methods. It provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light frame construction. Included are site clearing, site layout, foundations, framing, insulating, sheathing, roofing, windows and doors, exterior finish, interior finish, and mechanical systems.

Modern Carpentry: Building Construction Details in Easy-to-Understand Form

by Howard Bud Smith Willis H. Wagner

Modern Carpentry is a colorful, easy-to-understand source of authoritative and up-to-date information on building materials and construction methods. The text provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light frame construction, including site preparation and layout; foundations; framing; sheathing; roofing; windows and doors; exterior finish; and interior wall, floor, and ceiling finish. Special emphasis is placed on the use of modern tools, materials, and prefabricated components in the application of interior trim, and the construction of stairs and cabinetwork.

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