Psychology

Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always There by Tali Sharot - Book Review

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Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always There By Tali Sharot, Cass R. Sunstein Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668008201
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - February 27th, 2024

Keep it fresh is advice we've all heard, and here the authors back it up with real-life examples, scientific research, and personal anecdotes. Becoming unduly attached to unfortunate habits, they warn, has grievous consequences not just for individuals, but for societies and cultures where stagnation could veer toward collapse. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us by Susan Magsamen - Book Review

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Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us By Susan Magsamen, Ivy Ross Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593449233
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Published: Random House - March 21st, 2023

Revelatory! The importance of art on the brain, through reflection, therapy, and our overall expression, is highlighted and underlined through science and genuine storytelling. Creativity through art equals good health. I loved this book. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture by Gabor Maté - Book Review

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The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture By Gabor Maté, MD, Daniel Maté (With) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593083888
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Published: Avery - September 13th, 2022

Divergent from Western medicine's current MO, Maté's book is a breath of fresh air. More than any psychology book I've read, The Myth of Normal felt cathartic, reaffirming us to trust our bodies when something is wrong, even when our physicians say otherwise. But, perhaps its greatest lesson, The Myth of Normal teaches, with profound reason, compassion, and bundles of research, how our minds, our bodies, and everyone else are inextricably connected. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia - Book Review

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Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity By Peter Attia, MD, Bill Gifford (With) Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593236598
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Published: Harmony - March 28th, 2023

It's not the quantity, but the quality of life that matters most to Attia. In a matter-of-fact style, he outlines how abundant exercise, sufficient sleep, a smart diet, and strong emotional connections can significantly enhance our life spans with better health, and prolonged capacity for joy. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages by Gaston Dorren - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802147806
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Published: Grove Press - December 17th, 2019

Dorren takes on the hearty task of covering the 20 languages you'd need to learn in order to speak to half the world's population. Covering each language with a new approach, this book is as fun as it is informative. A quick and accessible read for every linguistics lover! ~ Reviewed by Arielle Baldwin


The Power of Language: How the Codes We Use to Think, Speak, and Live Transform Our Minds by Viorica Marian - Book Review

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The Power of Language: How the Codes We Use to Think, Speak, and Live Transform Our Minds By Viorica Marian Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593187074
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Published: Dutton - April 4th, 2023

As a multi-linguist, I was immediately drawn to the premise of this book. The scientific research on how our brains physically and cognitively change as we learn and use multiple languages is downright fascinating. Without the use of overly complex terminology, Dr. Marian details these changes, and the many benefits multi-linguists receive in a way that anyone can grasp. The Power of Language provides an extensive oversight on psycholinguistics; weaving together research backed facts and wonderful storytelling. I've been given great insight on how and why my thought processes have changed since beginning my language learning journey. Whether or not you have any interests in linguistics, I could not recommend this enough! ~ Reviewed by Arielle Baldwin


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