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Pictures of the Mind – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells Us About Who We Are by Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/dFILNw into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Science

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Over the past decade, a revolution in medical imaging has allowed researchers to scan the brain of subjects in situ, while setting their minds to an assigned task. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) are revealing, among other discoveries, that the brain of some apparently vegetative patients can be active; the brain’s ability to heal and grow well beyond what was previously believed; and the various centers of different behaviors and skills. Physicist and science writer Boleyn-Fitzgerald addresses brain injury, addiction, memory, meditation, and more with summaries of recent research, cogent explanations of what scientists are learning, and plentiful references. Fascinatingly, she illustrates how “knotty questions about morality, blame, and punishment provide abundant raw material for brain researchers,” who can assess, for instance, “whether ‘normal’ brains are wired for altruism and cooperation.” Boleyn-Fitzgerald writes in a clear voice, making scientific data engaging and accessible for anyone with an interest in the study of neurology, mindfulness, or behavior.

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Mobile DNA – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Mobile DNA: Finding Junk in Science by Haig H. Kazazian is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 13 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/gk4McV into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Science

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Haig Kazazian reviews our current scientific understanding of mobile DNA and its role in the evolution and function of genomes and organisms, offering an in-depth portrait of the developing perspectives and research strategies pursued by the workers in his own laboratory. He presents an engaging history of the field, showing how advances have presented unexpected new questions, and how new tools and techniques have promoted further progress. Coverage includes: multiple types of mobile DNA; retrotransposition and other key concepts; important mobile DNA research advances in the human genome, mammals, and plants; mobile DNA’s role in increasing genome plasticity and diversity; and the roles of leading scientists in moving mobile DNA research forward. Kazazian concludes with informed reflections on the possible biological roles of mobile DNA, and his own current best guesses about how a number of the leading questions currently under active investigation will likely be answered.

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Now You’re Thinking! – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Now You’re Thinking!  Change Your Thinking…Revolutionize Your Career…Transform Your Life by Stewart Emery, Russ Hall, heather Ishikawa, John Maketa, and Judy Chartrand is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 36 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/vidJq3 into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Science / Self-Improvement

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Living the good life and want to make it great? Desperate to give your career an “extreme makeover”? Either way, the changes you want start inside your own head, with the way you think.

This book is the blueprint you need to build greater success by teaching you breakthrough techniques for thinking far more effectively. That’s the secret of making better decisions: whether you’re working toward a promotion or considering refinancing your house. Some thinking processes simply work better than others, and this book teaches you the ones that are proven to work best.

The authors start with the extraordinary true story of Amenah, just two years old, dying in an Iraqi village and in desperate need of complicated open-heart surgery unavailable in her own country. The authors reveal the extraordinary thinking and courage that saved her life and show how you can use the same approaches to transform every aspect of yours.

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Your Brain and Business – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders by Srinivasan S. Pillay is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 18 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/eyDd8y into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Business / Science

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What does neuroscience have to do with leadership? Everything.

Recent advances in brain science and neuroimaging can dramatically improve the way leaders work with colleagues to drive successful change. As the brain is increasingly examined in the context of personal and organizational development, remarkable insights are being uncovered: insights that are leading to powerful new strategies for improving business execution.

In Your Brain and Business, Harvard psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and executive coach Srinivasan S. Pillay illuminates the rapidly emerging links between modern brain science and the corner office. He reveals powerful ways that neuroscientific insights can be used practically by today’s executives and presents new lessons for coaches who want to help their clients overcome common leadership problems.

Discover how leaders and coaches worldwide are already applying this knowledge to dramatically improve personal performance–and learn how you can do it, too.

  • · How positive thinking impacts the business brain
    Building on “strengths-based” approaches that encourage the brain to learn
  • · Guiding leaders and managers to more effective relationships
    Applying the fascinating neuroscience of social intelligence
  • · Innovation, intuition, and impostors
    Overcoming the intangible vulnerabilities in the brains of great leaders
  • · Transforming the idea of change into execution
    Clearing the pathways from thought to “action orientation” to real action
  • · Coaching the executive brain
    Specific interventions that target different brain regions and processes

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Evolution – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Evolution: A View from the 21st Century  by James A. Shapiro is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/nGlrVg into your computer’s web browser.

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James A. Shapiro’s Evolution: A View from the 21st Century proposes an important new paradigm for understanding biological evolution. Shapiro demonstrates why traditional views of evolution are inadequate to explain the latest evidence, and presents a compelling alternative. His information- and systems-based approach integrates advances in symbiogenesis, epigenetics, and saltationism, and points toward an emerging synthesis of physical, information, and biological sciences.

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The Logic of Chance Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Logic of Chance: The Nature and Origin of Biological Evolution by Eugene V. Koonlin is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/op8wIz into your computer’s web browser.

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The Logic of Chance offers a reappraisal and a new synthesis of theories, concepts, and hypotheses on the key aspects of the evolution of life on earth in light of comparative genomics and systems biology. The author presents many specific examples from systems and comparative genomic analysis to begin to build a new, much more detailed, complex, and realistic picture of evolution. The book examines a broad range of topics in evolutionary biology including the inadequacy of natural selection and adaptation as the only or even the main mode of evolution; the key role of horizontal gene transfer in evolution and the consequent overhaul of the Tree of Life concept; the central, underappreciated evolutionary importance of viruses; the origin of eukaryotes as a result of endosymbiosis; the concomitant origin of cells and viruses on the primordial earth; universal dependences between genomic and molecular-phenomic variables; and the evolving landscape of constraints that shape the evolution of genomes and molecular phenomes.

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Mobile DNA Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Mobile DNA: Finding Treasure in Junk by Haig H. Kazazian is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 star rating based on 12 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/gk4McV into your computer’s web browser.

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Haig Kazazian reviews our current scientific understanding of mobile DNA and its role in the evolution and function of genomes and organisms, offering an in-depth portrait of the developing perspectives and research strategies pursued by the workers in his own laboratory. He presents an engaging history of the field, showing how advances have presented unexpected new questions, and how new tools and techniques have promoted further progress. Coverage includes: multiple types of mobile DNA; retrotransposition and other key concepts; important mobile DNA research advances in the human genome, mammals, and plants; mobile DNA’s role in increasing genome plasticity and diversity; and the roles of leading scientists in moving mobile DNA research forward. Kazazian concludes with informed reflections on the possible biological roles of mobile DNA, and his own current best guesses about how a number of the leading questions currently under active investigation will likely be answered.

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