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

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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.

The Awesome Power of Sleep

The essential guide to sleep from award-winning teenage well-being expert Nicola Morgan, author of bestselling Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends.

Author: Nicola Morgan

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ISBN: 9781529500950

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Blame It 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.

Author: Edward T. Welch

Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780875526027

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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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.

Why The Brain Matters

more suitable for secondary school age pupils, though older primary pupils may also rise to the challenge of some of the technical language and ... Blame My Brain We have already encountered Nicola Morgan's Blame My Brain in Chapter 1.

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.

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

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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

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

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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 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

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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.

Brainwashed

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

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.

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

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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 Mechanics of Passion

Personal accounts published in the Schizophrenia Bulletin or Psychiatric Services often show that when people work, ... When I blame my brain cells, how brain cells function, rather than blame myself for repetitive mistakes, ...

Author: Alain Ehrenberg

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0228004438

Category: Psychology

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Cognitive neuroscience, once a specialized area of psychology and biology, has enjoyed increased worldwide legitimacy in the last thirty years not only in psychiatry and mental health, but also in fields as diverse as education, economics, marketing, and law. How can this surge in popularity be explained? Has the new science of human behaviour now become the barometer of our conduct and our lives, taking the place previously occupied by psychoanalysis? Rather than asking if neuronal man will replace social man or how to surmount the opposition between the biological and the social, The Mechanics of Passions uncovers hidden relationships between global social ideals and specialized concepts of neuroscience and cognitive science. Proposing a historical sociology situated in the dual contexts of the history of sciences and the history of self-representation, Alain Ehrenberg describes the conditions through which cognitive neuroscience has developed and acquired a strong moral authority in our individualistic society permeated by ideas, values, and norms of autonomy. Cognitive neuroscience offers the promise of turning personal limitations into assets by exploring an individual's "hidden potential." The Mechanics of Passions identifies this as the echo of social ideals of autonomy, affirming that the moral authority of cognitive neuroscience stems as much from cultural norms as from any results of scientific or medical experimentation.

CHOICES

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Author: Robin Cox

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1666720305

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Positive face-to-face relationships are key to the health and well-being of our youth in a post-pandemic world. CHOICES: Encouraging Youth to Achieve Greatness inspires and guides parents, teachers, coaches, mentors, and youth workers--significant adults--to use the proven CHOICES framework to motivate youth to achieve greatness or reach their potential no matter what their circumstances might be. Hundreds of tips and strategies to connect with and inspire youth are shared in this user-friendly book, together with true stories of Robin Cox's interactions with some of the teenagers he has mentored in different countries to give credibility to the CHOICES framework. Proven education and youth mentoring strategies are linked with recent adolescent brain research. CHOICES invites readers to reflect on their own adolescent journey to appreciate some of the challenges today's youth face, and reminds them of the importance of positive relationships in the lives of increasingly anxious, confused, or underachieving young people. CHOICES offers messages of hope to all who wish to be an optimistic voice in the life of our youth. Tips and strategies linked to goal-setting, effective communication, and resiliency can enhance the quality of teaching, mentoring, and coaching in a global community in which most youth are desperate to be heard and supported. Anyone who genuinely believes that youth are the future will value this encouraging book.

How Cool Brands Stay Hot

Nature Neuroscience 1999; 2(10): 861—63 Feinstein S. Secrets of the teenage brain. Research—based strategies for reaching and teaching today's ... London: Russel Cobb; 2007 Morgan N. Blame My Brain. The amazing teenage brain revealed.

Author: Joeri Van Den Bergh

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 074946805X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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How Cool Brands Stay Hot reveals what drives Generation Y, the most marketing savvy and advertising-critical generation, and how you can develop the right brand strategies to reach this group which, at three times the size of Generation X, has a big impact on society and business. Packed with qualitative and quantitative research plus creative ideas on how to position, develop and promote brands to the new consumer generation, it explains the five crucial steps or dimensions on how to stay a cool youngster brand. The first edition of How Cool Brands Stay Hot won the prestigious 2012 Berry-AMA Book Prize for the best book in marketing and Expert Marketer's Marketing Book of the Year 2011. This fully updated second edition incorporates additional years of extensive research and includes new case studies and 18 interviews with global brand and marketing executives of successful brands such as Converse, Heineken, Diesel, Coca-Cola, MasterCard, eBay, and the BBC.

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children

These popularized neurological explanations for stereotypical adolescent behavior tend to result in explanations – often directed to parents and educators – that “blame the brain” (Morgan 2005). Dissemination of public health ...

Author: Anca Gheaus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351055968

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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Childhood looms large in our understanding of human life, as a phase through which all adults have passed. Childhood is foundational to the development of selfhood, the formation of interests, values and skills and to the lifespan as a whole. Understanding what it is like to be a child, and what differences childhood makes, are thus essential for any broader understanding of the human condition. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children is an outstanding reference source for the key topics, problems and debates in this crucial and exciting field and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into five parts: · Being a child · Childhood and moral status · Parents and children · Children in society · Children and the state. Questions covered include: What is a child? Is childhood a uniquely valuable state, and if so why? Can we generalize about the goods of childhood? What rights do children have, and are they different from adults’ rights? What (if anything) gives people a right to parent? What role, if any, ought biology to play in determining who has the right to parent a particular child? What kind of rights can parents legitimately exercise over their children? What roles do relationships with siblings and friends play in the shaping of childhoods? How should we think about sexuality and disability in childhood, and about racialised children? How should society manage the education of children? How are children’s lives affected by being taken into social care? The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of childhood, political philosophy and ethics as well as those in related disciplines such as education, psychology, sociology, social policy, law, social work, youth work, neuroscience and anthropology.

Your Brain

BOOKS Blame My Brain: the Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed, Nicola Morgan (Walker, 2013) Brilliant Brains (Body Works), Anna Claybourne (QED, 2013) Human Body: A Children's Encyclopedia (DK Reference), Richard Walker et al (Dorling ...

Author: Melanie Waldron

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406274739

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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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

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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.

Pieta

The sergeant whet his blade. Abrade my senses, violate my brain, For Death is strangely Sacral in this puzzling vast terrain. 1 blame my brain. 1nflamed terrain. 1 blame, 1 blame My will For will 3 not well He who has conquered Some ...

Author: David Swartz

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595511236

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

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Pieta`: Song of the Blessed Virgin is the culminating volume of a master poet, who has charted his own truth and passage through the thicket of lesser work, of a host of contemporaries with limited pith and vision, venal ambition, a dogged tendency to measure themselves against peers and seldom the truly great. Witness here some sample rejections: "Your work has great power and mounting intensity but takes us further than we care to follow." "We can't publish this, but I'd like to meet you." "Your poem ['The Hitler Sonata'] would seep through the adjacent pages of our magazine and set fire to them." "Your work is too ambitious for our purposes." "Peaks and valleys merge; the mind feels blitzed." "I question that you'd dedicate this poem to a human being, let alone a woman." "I must reject this. My question to myself is whether I would have dared publish this even if it were Milton's." "We do not publish poetry [in response to 'Still Falls the Rain,' a novel]." The full scope of this poet cannot easily be assessed, for he has spent 34 years not simply healing himself through his work but surviving [he is 68] as well. Aside from abundant skill, his paramount strength is an ability to stare directly into what most of us avoid at all cost, the very dark, the cauldron of existence. There are few, perhaps none, like him. Should they exist, they "also stand and wait." In the end, should the English language hold, time will assuredly be on their side. If there is greatness, it is, in fact, patience before the Fact.

Mental Development

Brain science timeline Find out more Books Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage. 1791 Luigi Galvani discovers that electrical signals pass through nerves and control muscles. 1848 Phineas Gage's personality changes after an iron bar ...

Author: Anna Claybourne

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406250325

Category: Brain

Page: 64

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Have you ever changed your mind? In fact, your mind and your brain change all the time, throughout your life - from before you are born to the day you die. This book explains how our brain is the part of our body that makes our mind work.

Affair

One of the untold things I am saying is I don't know about you, but my love comes from my mind. ... I do not know what I am after or before, but now I am in love, I am in my mind, do not blame my heart or my brain or my God or my pencil ...

Author: Nick Stokes

Publisher: Nick Stokes

ISBN: 1499578733

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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"A man wishes to write a novel in which one of the characters goes mad; while working on it he himself goes mad by degrees, and finishes it in the first person." (Kierkegaard, 1837) "Whether he himself in this way also went 'insane' is here of less importance than the fact that he now -- at last -- can operate in the first person, singular, present, indicative, active." (Joakim Garff, 1997) A man who collects sticks and gathers stones has an affair with a woman in the woods and struggles to return to his wife. An author writes about a man having an affair in order to destroy the man and discover who he is. The two stories are woven and inextricable. Affair was serialized by The Seattle Star from 2012-2014. Affair is influenced by magical-realism, surrealism, absurdism, postmodernism, modernism, post-postmodernism, premodernism, realism, organisms, and ismism. Affair is published under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License.

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

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"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.

Why Did I Come into This Room

It's the fear of how aging is affecting your brain. Usually I find that if I wait the ... The human brain is an incredible masterpiece—an example of exquisite engineering. By the time we are born, ... But I blame my brain for all of it.

Author: Joan Lunden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 194867730X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Why Did I Come into This Room? is a funny “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” for the aging woman. “I’m too old for Snapchat, but too young for Life Alert.” In her most candid and revealing book yet, acclaimed broadcast journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into the various phases of aging that leave many feeling uncomfortable, confused, and on edge. In her hilarious book, Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. After all, laughing is better than crying—unless it makes you pee! Whether you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or more, this book is full of helpful information to embrace—or at least prepare for—the inevitable. Funny, captivating, and raw, no topic is off limits. Lunden goes where others fear to tread, openly talking about wrinkles and age spots (which Lunden insists are sunspots), expanding waistlines (no, you didn’t shrink your jeans), diminished energy (my get-up-and-go got up and went), weak pelvic floors (yes, we’re talking about leaking), hot flashes (they suck), disrupted sleep (the morning host is an expert on lack of sleep), changes in sex drive (oh yeah, she goes there), ageism (it exists and it pisses us off), and yes, the real reasons we suddenly find ourselves always searching for those car keys! Through her poignant and often laugh out loud funny personal experiences, Lunden candidly shares her anxieties and breakthroughs and how she’s coping with the realities of aging. She’s talking about the good, the bad and the ugly, elevating the conversation on topics often considered “taboo.” Why Did I Come into This Room? also explores the science of aging, including how it impacts the body and brain, while dispelling myths and revealing useful options to stave off the aging process as long as possible. Even more importantly, Lunden goes beyond the physical aspects of aging by closely examining the mental and emotional minefields that come with our advancing years. As she explores the value of asking ourselves important questions including, “Am I still relevant?”, “Do I have meaningful friendships?”, and “Am I leaving an impactful legacy?” Lunden also examines the freedom in “letting go,” the importance of managing stress, and how joy and a sense of purpose all play an impactful role in slowing the aging process. In a society where youth is revered and aging feared, Why Did I Come into This Room? is the long-awaited tell-it-like-it-is guide for women of all ages. As Lunden says, “Aging ain’t for sissies…you better be prepared.”