Blame My Brain

Nicola Morgan's accessible and humourous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain deals with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction and ...

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406346930

Category: Adolescent psychology

Page: 208

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Nicola Morgan's accessible and humourous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain deals with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction and depression, and what lies ahead.

Why The Brain Matters

Below we consider what is probably the most commonly encountered example
written in the UK, followed by a number of books that are suitable for younger
children. Blame My Brain We have already encountered Nicola Morgan's Blame
My ...

Author: Jon Tibke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526479095

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Educational neuroscience is one of the most hotly debated areas of research and is often misrepresented with grand claims for what it means for teaching and learning. Is each side of the brain responsible for different types of mental activity? Can listening to Mozart improve long-term brain function? Can neuroscience help with reading, or student motivation? In this book, teacher, education consultant and researcher Jon Tibke fact-checks prevailing 'neuromyths' by shining a light on what scientific research is truly relevant for the classroom and exploring the current limits of our understanding. Evidence-informed and complemented by thought-provoking practical tasks, this book will challenge readers to think critically about the human body's most complex organ.

Blame It on the Brain

Distinguishing Chemical Imbalances, Brain Disorders, and Disobedience
Edward T. Welch. troduce areas where the brain has received too little credit ,
and to highlight where the brain has received too much credit ( or blame ) . As
human ...

Author: Edward T. Welch

Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780875526027

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 189

Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Alcoholism, Homosexuality. Research suggests that more and more behaviors are caused by brain function or dysfunction. But is it ever legitimate to blame misbehavior on the brain? How can I know whether ?My brain made me do it Viewing brain problems through the lens of Scripture, Edward T. Welch distinguishes genuine brain disorders from problems rooted in the heart. Understanding that distinction will enable pastors, counselors, families, and friends to help others-or themselves-deal with personal struggles and responsibilities. While focusing on a few common disorders, Dr. Welch lays out a series of practical steps adaptable to a wide range of conditions, habits, or addictions.

Sex in the Brain

So perhaps the authors were tired of the attention, and of being associated with
the 'blame my brain for paedophilia' phenomenon (see Chapter 10). Paedophilia
is never the sole symptom of a neurological condition. It always occurs in the ...

Author: Amee Baird

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023155155X

Category: Psychology

Page: 211

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What controls our sex lives? Our brains. Yet there is surprisingly little research into how our brains influence one of the most fundamental of all human behaviors. And there is even less understanding of what can happen to the sexuality of a person who suffers a brain injury or illness such as a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or dementia. In Sex in the Brain, clinical neuropsychologist Amee Baird explores fascinating case studies of dramatic changes in sexual behavior and explains what these exceptional stories have to say about human sexuality. She illuminates the extraordinary insights into how the brain works that injury or disease can divulge. Each chapter includes striking personal accounts, many from individuals Baird has met in her clinical practice, of unexpected shifts in sexuality. Until now these fascinating, frightening, and funny stories have been hidden in medical journals or untold outside of the clinical setting. This revealing and sometimes heartbreaking book unfolds a better understanding of the links between brain function and our sexual selves.

Brainwashed

As this comes to pass, he predicts, “more juries will place defendants on the
notblameworthy side of the line. ... correlates of brain activity, does this mean we
can one day write off all troublesome behavior on a don't-blame-me-blame-my-
brain ...

Author: Sally Satel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465037860

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This provocative account of our obsession with neuroscience brilliantly illuminates what contemporary neuroscience and brain imaging can and cannot tell us about ourselves, providing a much-needed reminder about the many factors that make us who we are. What can't neuroscience tell us about ourselves? Since fMRI -- functional magnetic resonance imaging -- was introduced in the early 1990s, brain scans have been used to help politicians understand and manipulate voters, determine guilt in court cases, and make sense of everything from musical aptitude to romantic love. >In Brainwashed, psychiatrist and AEI scholar Sally Satel and psychologist Scott O. Lilienfeld reveal how many of the real-world applications of human neuroscience gloss over its limitations and intricacies, at times obscuring -- rather than clarifying -- the myriad factors that shape our behavior and identities. Brain scans, Satel and Lilienfeld show, are useful but often ambiguous representations of a highly complex system. Each region of the brain participates in a host of experiences and interacts with other regions, so seeing one area light up on an fMRI in response to a stimulus doesn't automatically indicate a particular sensation or capture the higher cognitive functions that come from those interactions. The narrow focus on the brain's physical processes also assumes that our subjective experiences can be explained away by biology alone. As Satel and Lilienfeld explain, this "neurocentric" view of the mind risks undermining our most deeply held ideas about selfhood, free will, and personal responsibility, putting us at risk of making harmful mistakes, whether in the courtroom, interrogation room, or addiction treatment clinic. Although brain scans and other neurotechnologies have provided groundbreaking insights into the workings of the human brain, Brainwashed shows readers that the increasingly fashionable idea that they are the most important means of answering the enduring mysteries of psychology is misguided -- and potentially dangerous.

Positively Teenage

The media so often portray adolescence negatively but this book shows you how to approach these years far more positively so that you can really flourish and be in control.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1445158930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 326

Positively Teenage gives you tools to approach your teenage years with optimism and understanding and to develop real wellbeing for life. The media so often portray adolescence negatively but this book shows you how to approach these years far more positively so that you can really flourish and be in control. You'll find simple strategies to develop a positive attitude, growth mindset, self-understanding, determination and resilience and you'll see how those strengths will help you cope with any challenges, enjoy life and achieve your potential. Full of practical, proven strategies for physical and mental health, Positively Teenage will show you lots of ways to flourish physically and mentally - from doing things you enjoy to learning new skills; looking after your diet, exercise and attitude to being healthy online; getting great sleep to understanding your personality - allowing you to take control of many areas of your life. With these new strengths and skills, you can survive any storms and thrive on the challenges of your exciting life. Scattered throughout are POSITIVE BOOSTS: quick ideas for actions you can take to build positivity and well-being. Add them into your life and use your imagination and your new understanding to invent others. Positively Teenage gives you the power to let yourself flourish, achieve and be who you want to be. Use your powers well! Be truly, positively, teenage! Stand tall, stretch your arms wide, take a deep breath and say, loudly (or in your head), 'I can do this!' "Nicola Morgan has that rare gift of being able to communicate science and make it fun." Professor Simon Baron Cohen, University of Cambridge

A Witness to a Life

“Now,” she said, “the next question is even more interesting... Why does his son,
recently acquainted with happiness, hang it in his study, and why is it hidden
behind the door so he ... I couldn't blame the wiring of my brain for the way I was.

Author: Stephen Baddeley

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789012309

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 381

A stark and unusual story told in Spartan English. A weak hero becomes stronger through the adversity he faces and the pain he endures. A worldly and cynical heroine is softened by the same story.

Personally I Blame my Fairy Godmother

Thishouse being theperfect example. The logical part of my brain, which let's face
it, Idon't hearfrom all that often, tells me that it's completely mental; the placeis
ridiculously expensive and way too big for me, but when it first came on the ...

Author: Claudia Carroll

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000733852X

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 146

The fairytale ending was just the beginning...Contains exclusive sneak peek of Claudia’s latest novel A Very Accidental Love Story.

Exam Attack

This book can't remove all your exam nerves and, anyway, a certain level of stress can help you perform well. Instead this book aims to help you avoid bad stress and have the greatest chance of doing your best when exams arrive.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1445171031

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 172

View: 437

A practical, positive, utterly sensible guide for exam students, for the best chance of success. Exams are stressful and most people don't love them! This book can't remove all your exam nerves and, anyway, a certain level of stress can help you perform well. Instead this book aims to help you avoid bad stress and have the greatest chance of doing your best when exams arrive. It will give you the tools to control your body and mind during this challenging phase. And the tools will help you at many other stressful times of life. Exam Attack covers a huge range of learning techniques. You'll find advice on food (and how to cope when you lose your appetite), sleep, panic, revision, getting help, managing screens and social media. And there's up-to-date advice on note-taking and learning. One of the core principles in this book is that our mental and physical health, or 'wellbeing', affects how we perform. It isn't a luxury or optional extra: it affects every aspect of life.

The Bulletin

THE CONTINUING CRISIS TIM BLAIR Let it bleed You can ' t always get what
you want , especially when you happen to be the brain of Keith Richards . ... I
know , there ' s no such form of For that , I blame the inner music as “ brain rock ” .

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Category: Australia

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Body Brilliant

This book addresses the body issues that nearly everyone worries about at some point in their lives and gives practical and mindful solutions to work through worries, using real-life examples, quotes and anecdotes from young adults ...

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1445167379

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 218

Written by teenage expert, Nicola Morgan, 'Body Brilliant' will help teenagers to develop or retain a positive body image. We're all bombarded with information and images - through the media and our peers - about being too big, too small, being cool, being popular or having the 'right' kind of clothes. This book addresses the body issues that nearly everyone worries about at some point in their lives and gives practical and mindful solutions to work through worries, using real-life examples, quotes and anecdotes from young adults interviewed especially for this book. 'Body Brilliant' explores psychological pressures that make us see our bodies in certain ways, positively or negatively, as well as considering how adolescent body changes, gender identity and gender expectations, sexuality and sexual orientation affect self-image, and looks at issues such as body dysmorphia and eating disorders. 'Body Brilliant' also encourages you to think about how you view differences in others and understand that variety is a brilliant thing. And that being yourself is much better than being just like everyone else. Learn to celebrate the differences that make every body brilliant!

The Teenage Guide to Life Online

This is a book for families to share: a way for teenagers, their parents and carers to inform themselves about the many advantages and risks of life online.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406377903

Category: Cyberbullying

Page: 192

View: 729

"Award-winning author Nicola Morgan provides a balanced and well-researched look at what happens to us all, young and old, when we spend time on our screens; the wonderful positives and worrying negatives. This book will empower you to take control of your time online- to keep it from controlling you!"--Back cover.

New Scientist

Brentwood , Essex , UK Blame the brain From David Lowenthal , University
College London The strategies being adopted in the US for disposing of nuclear
waste offer less comfort for the UK ' s nuclear industry than you imply ( 18 June ,
p3 ) .

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Category: Science

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The God Virus

Neurological science has shown that such experiences can be created with brain
stimulation . ... Or “ God expects us to follow his commands I Sandra Blakeslee , "
Out - of - Body Experience : Your Brain Is to Blame , " The New York Times , 3 ...

Author: Darrel W. Ray

Publisher: Ipc Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 241

View: 490

Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture, and politics? The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. This second-generation book takes the reader several steps beyond previous offerings and into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. Examples are used that anyone can relate to and the author gives real-world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious in our families, and among our friends and coworkers.

The Teenage Guide to Friends

Now The Teenage Guide to Friends - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles the all-important subject of teen friendships.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406369779

Category: Friendship

Page: 208

View: 432

A comprehensive guide to teenage friendships, by award-winning author and well-being expert Nicola Morgan. Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them. Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and The Teenage Guide to Stress (winner of the School Library Association Award 2015, with both the judges' and readers' awards). Now The Teenage Guide to Friends - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles the all-important subject of teen friendships. Contents include a section on making friends, keeping friendships strong, and what happens when they break down - as well as a look at online friendships, cyber-bullying, toxic friendships and frenemies, and empathy. There is also a section on personality types - introverts and extroverts - and quizzes to help you discover what sort of person you are, how you relate to others and how to deal with difficult situations. Complete with a list of helpful resources in the back.

This Is My Brain on Boys

There was a commotion overhead, and he looked up to see Addie standing on
tiptoe struggling with opening the bin. “It's jammed.” She fiddled with ... Now here
was someone to blame, the guy who ruined everything. Yeah, he replied tersely.

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062259636

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 836

Jane Austen’s Emma meets The Rosie Project in this quirky, irresistible, romantic comedy from Sarah Strohmeyer, the author of Smart Girls Get What They Want. Addie Emerson doesn’t believe in love. Not for herself anyway. With one year left of high school, she’s more interested in snagging a full scholarship to Harvard than a full-time boyfriend. That doesn’t mean she’s oblivious to the ways of the heart. Or, rather, the head. Because after months of research, Addie has discovered how to make anyone fall in love. All you need is the secret formula. But will her discovery be enough to win the coveted Athenian Award and all its perks? (See above, full scholarship to Harvard.) Or will she be undone by Dexter, her backstabbing lab partner, who is determined to deep-six her experiments at their exclusive private school? Those are the least of her problems now that she’s survived a death-defying flight with a mysterious, dark-haired boy, who has delicious chocolate-brown eyes and a few secrets of his own. With an experiment to mastermind, an infatuated exchange student on her hands, and at least one great white shark (more on that later), can Addie’s prefrontal cortex outwit her heart? Or will she have to give in to her amygdala and find out, once and for all, if this thing called love is more than just her brain on drugs?

Blame My Conscience

( tiptoes , peeps in the direction of her exit , gives a sneering yelp and turns to the
audience ) That was a good bargain , wasn't it ? That's how I have been surviving
. Draining my brain in the service of students . Desperate students . Indolent ...

Author: Titus Terver Udu

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 35

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The Brain Drain from the West Indies and Africa

The fact that great numbers from any one profession have migrated to other
countries , is not sufficient to blame the brain - drain . Only when a shortage of
professionals is created by excessive emigration can the brain - drain be
involved . 3 .

Author: Michigan State University. West Indian Student Association

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Africa

Page: 161

View: 490


New York

Perhaps the allute concerto of chilies . First a tickle , then a cohol flow has
confused punch — a sneak attack on the nose , a sensitive taste buds . crushing
pow to the brain , an explosion in Blame the Road Food the mouth . Who's in
charge ?

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Fleshmarket

It is Edinburgh, 1822, and young Robbie is eight years old when he witnesses his mother's pain and subsequent death from an operation - without anaesthetic - to remove a tumour from her breast at the hands of Dr Knox.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444932284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 677

It is Edinburgh, 1822, and young Robbie is eight years old when he witnesses his mother's pain and subsequent death from an operation - without anaesthetic - to remove a tumour from her breast at the hands of Dr Knox. Haunted by this terrible event, Robbie, his hapless father and baby sister Essie attempt to move on with their lives. But when Robbie's father loses all their money and disappears, Robbie is left to look after himself and his sister in the Edinburgh slums. Somehow he falls in with Burke and Hare, the two men whom Knox employs to 'collect' bodies for medical research. Robbie sees a way to avenge his mother's death. Convincing himself that Knox is having people killed for him to experiment on, Robbie eventually confronts him. But Robbie comes to realise that for all his hard-heartedness and corrupt methods, Knox's motives are ultimately for the good: to improve surgical conditions, and operate on patients with the greatest speed and therefore minimum risk. Robbie eventually trains to be a surgeon, finally giving meaning to his mother's tragic death.